You didn’t receive My Father's approval by obeying His laws. The opposite is true! You have His approval through faith in Me. This is the approval that comes from My Father and is based on faith.
All people (including you) have been sinful; even their best actions are filthy through and through. If you try to save the life you have, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for Me, you will find true life.
Believe in My Father, and believe also in Me. I am the way, the truth, and the life. Through Me, My Father will equip you with everything good that you may do His will, and He who began this good work in you will carry it on until it is finished.
I saved you, but not because of anything you had done to gain My approval. Instead, because of My mercy I saved you through the washing in which My Spirit gives you new birth and renewal. You receive My Father's approval freely by an act of His kindness, through the price I paid to set you free from sin.