One of the ways we realize faulty worldviews have affected us is when we find ourselves searching for experiences to validate truth. For instance

“We know that our old self was crucified with {Jesus] in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin” (Romans 6:6). 

Many who struggle to apply verses like this to themselves wonder,

“What experience must I have in order for that to be truth? I don’t feel dead to sin?  

The only experience that had to happen in order from that to be true happened, over 2000 years ago when Christ died in our place and the only way we can appropriate that is by faith.  Faith in the promises of God allows us to participate with Him in his divine nature (2 Peter 1:3-4).

Adapted from “The Power of Presence” – Neil T. Anderson