"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23 NLT)
Here's the key to the life God intends for us: not that we work as servants with salvation as our wage, but that we live in relationship with God as children to a Father who has already said, "I accept you! I accept you! You are accepted!"
Have you accepted God's acceptance of you?
-- Adam Hamilton in Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It