Romans 4:7-8

“Blessed are those
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”

Out of the hopelessness of death, You bring new life. Out of the prison of sin, You bring redemption. Out of the weakness of human flesh, You bring victory. All by grace. All by faith. And that is all You are looking for from us – faith. Not great accomplishments, not self-righteousness, not pedigree but simple faith – faith that brings You glory, faith that perseveres in spite of adversity, faith no larger than a mustard seed that grows into the tree of righteousness, and the fruit of righteousness is peace with You. Strengthen my faith, Lord, so that I may move deeply into the circle of life in Christ from faith to faith, from strength to strength, and from glory to glory.