Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord… -Acts 3:19
Opposed to the popular saying, the best things in life are not really free. Enjoying a loving of family comes from painstaking years of relationship building. Even watching a glorious sunset or crystal clear waters is made possible by laws and the efforts of many that minimize smog and pollution that would ruin the view.
The best things in a Christian’s life come from the very costly sacrifice of Jesus Christ. For us to reap God’s reward and refreshment, we must repent and work to become the best version of ourselves. It is only free because Christ paid the price. Our cost is to pay it forward.