There is a distinction between performance-based Christianity and living lives of faith in which we correctly respond to the finished works of Jesus. Because of our identity in Christ, we do not have to work for God’s blessings; Jesus has done everything necessary to make what we need available. We have already been made righteous and holy; we have already been healed, delivered, and made whole and prosperous. In light of this, we must decide how to respond to this grace. To see manifestations in our lives, responding in faith positions us to receive what is already waiting for us. Having a personal relationship with God strengthens our faith; this relationship influences our giving, our church attendance, our prayer lives, our witnessing, and everything else we do. We respond to God’s favor the right way when we believe that He loves us, no matter what.