I reckon that there must needs be non-passivity in receiving revelation.
Fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit in the Word is as much…yea even more….an active process involving all the faculties of a man’s spirit. The spirit of man cannot really be separated from his soul as much as the senses cannot be separated from the physical flesh. The two are intrinsically linked one to the other. Thus to be spiritually engaged in a discourse is to definitely have your mind with all its faculties involved.