Every true believer fully understands that he did nothing to become a Christian. He simply trusted Christ. Yet many believe that they must now do something to become a victorious Christian. So they substitute trying in place of trusting. Then they wonder why it won’t work… I didn’t understand the whole story of salvation. I knew enough to get to heaven, but not enough to enjoy heaven on earth. I understood mercy, but not grace.
Grace Rules, Harvest House 1998, 21