God’s goodness begins our relationship through grace, but then His grace also begins to produce new thoughts and new actions in us. As we partner with God in a new life, a new kind of happiness begins to grow within us, and we follow Him into new practices. New friendships form. We take on new habits. We learn new things, find new strength, and rest in a new meaning for life in His love. We aren’t immediate experts at this. We’re beginners. That’s why it’s called practice. We practice this new life day after day. Practice is never perfect. But over time, that practice moves you in the right direction!