Maybe you have one on your local radio station. People call in and say what they need or what they have to offer others. A phone number or point of contact is given. Hopefully, in the space and time that follows the call a transaction can be made that benefits both sides.
What is God’s trading post? It is the cross. It is in the cross the call is made. “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” (John 12: 32) It is now your call. Can you be honest that you need life – not an existence – but, something more than breathing. Then a transaction can be made that benefits both sides.
You “by grace through faith” can receive the gift of God: eternal life, God’s kind of life, the Holy Spirit living in you. God can receive the joy “over one sinner that repents.” A win-win can be had by both sides.
Go ahead. Have faith in God. This transaction is the reason for which we have faith. Our ways can be traded for God’s ways, our will for his. Our spiritual deadness due to our transgressions and sins can be traded for the life that is in Christ Jesus the Lord.