For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God--not the result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Such true words, too. Is it possible to save ourselves on our own? Some would say yes, I would say no. Not for the sake of argument, but when we do works for others we do it freely, not for recognition, where it will inflate our over grown egos already. That what we receive, it is by the grace of God.
Many things happen in our life that we are unable to explain until much later it dawns on us the reason. These things happen for us to recall, in order for us to see the divine. But unfortunately, many see it as a fluke, psychic thing, and then pursue that tangent, when they are so far from what the purpose is. Should our faith in those moments be lacking, then it is for us to realize that it is a gift of God, for us to see and know him, through these gifts of grace.