God, out of the richness of his mercy and his great love, has made you alive, though you were dead in your sins. This is all due to His mercy and your faith and is not a result of any works of your own; although, any works you have are evidence of your faith.
Do You See Your Calling?
Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus and called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, – Romans 1:1. (See also Matthew 24:14; 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)