Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:1-2 (KJV)
We have been made one hundred percent righteous in the eyes of God through faith in the finished works of Jesus. Now we are standing in grace, the unmerrited favor of God, Scripture tells us. And it is this same faith that gives us access to everything grace has made available, thereby causing us to live in joyful expectation that we will see the glory of God made manifest in our lives. Everything we have flows out of God’s grace; faith enables this grace to touch all of the areas of our lives.