Grace, being what is is, is always drawn by need. And this is no extra nor afterthought on the part of God. It is His way of revealing Himself. ~Roy & Revel Hession in We Would See Jesus
I am so often fooled into thinking of the Christian life as one of performance. I’ll tell myself I must do good things or be a good person in order to receive God’s grace. When I take my frustrations out on my family or waste time at work or even not pray for a while, I tend to feel defeated and reluctant to return to God. That’s just not the way God works; he is always there when you finally admit you need him.