No amount of effort that you muster up makes you any more pleasing to God than what Jesus has already accomplished in you. Trust God, rest in his acceptance of you and do good works from that place of relationship.
“Who do you say I am?” This is a vital question posed by Jesus to Peter. Peter looked to God’s point of view to find an answer. If we would apply this principle in our daily lives we would have victory in every area. We must understand God through Jesus rather than our reasoning about circumstances. Use this extensive list to get to know Jesus more.
Knowledge doesn't produce transformation. Truth alone doesn't produce transformation. But when you internalize truth to the point of invoking an emotional response, you have engaged true mind renewal that can and will produce deep, healthy, profound and lasting transformation. So how do you emotionally invest in the Word of God? Look at Joshua 1:8.