-the apostle Paul writing of himself:
“The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.”
-1 Timothy 1:14
As a believer in Jesus, the Lord has poured out in full sufficiency His unmerited favor upon you. He has written faith in your heart, He is currently and continually writing your faith, and He will bring your faith to completion on that day (See Hebrews 12:2). He Himself is the generator of our love for Him (See 1 John 4:19). Who you are in Christ is all about who He is, what He has done, and what He promises that He will do. What a blessedly undeserved position we as believers rest in, and what a gloriously great and gracious God we have who loves us!
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”
-1 Timothy 1:15-16