If our wills, desires, thoughts and affections are merely now and then good and holy, then the living spirit of God only now and then needs to govern our lives. The word plainly states that we are not sufficient of ourselves to think a good thought, and Paul even asserted he found nothing good in himself. The Father of all creation is the source of all goodness and holiness. Our holiness is not an occasional thing that begins and ends or is merely for such a place or action. Such a supposition falls dead to the ground because every man in Christ is taken over in totality by God.
No man can have holiness, happiness or goodness in himself till the life of God is in union with him as one life. To then make claims and assumptions that our actions, wills and affections only now and then are good and holy is to charge God of being unfaithful and therefore now and then withdraw from us so that all we have to rely on is our own nothingness which cannot produce anything good or holy. The Spirit of God is always operating in us and governing us as a principle of life as one life with us, and it is from this startling fact we infer that our thoughts, wills, desires and affections are perpetually good and holy.
When the scriptures use analogies such as vessels, branches and containers to draw an outline of our humanity it means that we can have but two states as testified by the two trees in the Garden. Either are we perpetually good and holy or we are not depending on which deity that indwells and governs us. Our first state of grossness we inherited in the first Adam. No work done in the first Adam no matter how noble or decent is counted as goodness because it is not done in God, but in the spirit of error. In Christ, the second Adam, whose office far supersedes the first Adam we find our second glorious state as one life with God in the similitude of Jesus Christ. When Jesus boldly exclaimed that he only did what he saw His Father was doing he testified to and accentuated that his will, desires, thoughts and affections were perpetually good and holy.