"Many Christians have assumed (and have been taught) that Bible reading, prayer, etc., is the way to keep God happy with us - that the more we pray and read our Bibles, the more He will love us . Consciously or not, we often do these things to maintain God's favor. Such reasoning, whether explicitly taught or implicitly caught, could not be more mistaken or toxic. We read the Bible and pray and go to church and partake of the sacraments because it is in those places that God reminds us that things between Him and us are forever fixed. They are the rendezvous points where God declares to us concretely that the debt has bee paid, the ledger put away, and everything we need, in Christ, we already possess."
-Tullian Tchividjian, One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace For An Exhausted World, Page 201Again Amen, amen, amen and amen!