When God gave us Jesus, He gave us sanctification, wisdom, righteousness and redemption. He gave it as a gift. You didn’t earn it or pray it down. He made the first move. He took the initiative. He gave it to you as a gift! Everything comes to you as a gift because the way you come into salvation is the way that salvation is sustained. You didn’t wake up one morning and think, “You know, it’s a sunny day. It’s a Thursday. I think I’ll get saved.” God sent some weird person to talk to you, and now you are one!
(from Mind Of A Saint)