To see any positive results in life, we must understand the power of balancing our faith with God’s grace. It is important not to get side-tracked by going too deeply into one at the expense of the other; faith and grace go together. Most people focus more on doing instead of believing; this traps us in self-effort and blinds us to what God has already done on our behalf. The religious thinking most churches teach keeps us from receiving by faith everything that the finished works of Jesus, who is grace, has made available. None of us are perfect, and all of us will continue to commit sinful acts for the rest of our lives. However, grace continues to accept and love us regardless of our flaws and shortcomings. Believing in this love positions us to receive blessings from God.