For today, I'm going to share an excerpt from an essay I wrote for NANC certification. This part still gets me excited...
When we have faith in God, we are choosing to not depend on ourselves for our salvation. As Grudem explains, we essentially say:
“I give up!
I will not depend on myself or my own good works any longer.
I know that I can never make myself righteous before God.
Therefore, Jesus, I trust you and depend on you completely
to give me a righteous standing before God.”
(Wayne Grudem p 730, Systematic Theology)
This is the beauty of the Gospel. It is the beauty of the grace of God, and it should cause us to love Him all the more.