Jesus asked Peter, ‘Do you love Me more than these?’ (John 21:15). Most of us would have to admit that there are other things we love more than Him, but Jesus invites us to join Him in His offering and find His grace to love.
When God appeared to Abraham, He gave him the name and capacity to be the father of every son of God who would walk by faith in the Spirit and promise of God, not in the might, power or wisdom of man.
The only way to life and the righteousness of God is by the blood of Christ, given to us as we join and abide in His offering and sufferings.
Being a Christian is more than believing Jesus died for our sins. He did, but He was also bruised for our iniquities (Isaiah 53:5). What is our iniquity, and what has the Lord established to remove it from us?