“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children” Ephesians 5:1.
Despite the fact imitation sounds unnatural; all children learn things from their parents by imitating them. This is how you learn the language, what is good and bad, what you should do and what shouldn’t and many more. The same can be said about learning from God our Father. You imitate Him. You start by studying how He thinks and adopting His way of thinking, then you go on to His speaking and you copy that too. You end up by making His habits your habits and so transform with all of your behavior.