When we get saved, we immediately receive God’s undeserved favor. This comes as a gift, and is something we do not have to earn. A relationship with God gives us access to the kind of grace that fights for us, protects us, and refuses to let us walk away from Him. Grace has made provisions for everything we need; this includes our salvation, our healing, our redemption, and our righteousness. We are forgiven, holy, and righteous not because of our efforts, but because God said so. Knowing and accepting our right-standing with God changes our entire lives.