If our only hope is to deny self and rely on Christ for our works we should also deny self and rely on Christ for our faith as well. Physical…spiritual, we have no hope in self only in Christ alone. Radical obedience is great to desire but you will only desire radical obedience if you have been changed by God.
Radical obedience does not secure your salvation. If your motive for obedience is so that God won’t be mad at you then you have a misunderstanding of grace and obedience. You are secure in salvation by grace alone through faith in Christ alone. The only way that anyone has the desire to obey God is if the desire to obey God has been given to them by God. Just as God’s grace was given by God to have faith in His son.
Radical obedience does not beget God’s love and grace. God’s grace and love begets radical obedience. And even in those moments when we fail…they are moments that Jesus already consumed on the cross.
If you are a child of God…God is not mad at you…it really is finished and in fact God loves you and likes you ALOT. So smile, laugh and wallow in God’s joy as you worship His glory.