Elyse Fitzpatrick's "Because He Loves Me" was a wonderful reminder of the gospel for me. I spent time in it each morning and felt my heart's affections being renewed as I remembered what was accomplished through the cross.
The question that challenged me each day as I engaged her writing, was
"In my pursuit of godliness, have I lost Jesus?"
This was convicting as I find myself in constant motion in my walk with the Lord. I am always looking to do and improve, but very seldom am I saturated in the gospel message. I want to pursue Jesus to the same degree that I pursue being patient with my kids or loving to my neighbors. Non-Christians can purpose to do good things. I can only do good things when I realize my motivations have been redeemed by a Savior who looked at me and called me His daughter.