Colossians 2:6-7 (NKJV)
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV)
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
When you accept Jesus into your life, you are saved by God’s grace through having faith (believing in your heart). You did nothing to earn your salvation. Why do so many Christians then try to earn God’s favour after they are saved? The Bible says we are to continue to grow and receive from God through faith, just as we received our salvation in the same way. It is God’s power and ability that He deposits in us through His grace that enables us to be victorious in our lives.