I believe the first thing that a Christian must learn to do to enable Gods gifts within us to produce noticeable fruit is to learn to rest secure in “The Finished Works of Jesus” for us on the cross as individuals. I believe also according to scripture, (Many examples including Moses) that one can be saved and live a life of struggles and never reach the “Kingdom of God” until the day of Jesus’ return, although He has already given us life and Life more abundantly for the here and now. In other words, the Kingdom is at hand, and we must seek what ever it takes to receive and walk in that promise from Him. What is it that we must seek? How do we rest? For me it is to seek His face, which may sound cliche to many, so I’ll put it this way. It is basically impossible to think of Jesus and the things He went through for us, while thinking of Sinning at the same time. This of course is not to say that I am perfect or have reached the place of a completely sinless life. But the way I rest is in what He has already done for me. How do you rest?
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.