All of this!! Sometimes we forget that it’s all about God, and not so much about us. It’s important to know how He deals with us, but like any person, God’s so much more than just one relationship. He’s got a whole personality, things which make Him angry and joys He has in His creation. It’s fascinating to study Him as one would any other person, all His sides and complexities. It’s wonderful to praise Him, but even more wonderful to learn about Him and discover all the things He is. It’s glorious to focus on what He did, because it’s so easy to slide into pride focusing on all the things “I have done for Him.” What He’s done is so much more amazing than anything we in our mortality can even fathom. He defeated death and gives us hope beyond the grave. How incredible is that?
We can never do anything to repay Him, and sometimes when we forget this and try too hard to achieve this impossibility we forget about His grace. That’s what it’s really about - grace. The immense and infinite and powerful grace of our Lord who has mercy on us despite our sins and gives us an abundance of gifts we do not deserve.