The bible is pretty prescriptive when it comes to our role as Christians. Look no further than the ten commandments. In my reasoning of things though, I am convinced that our existence transcends merely following a list of dos and don'ts. I can't imagine God would have gone through all that trouble creating us down to counting the hairs on our head, just to keep score on which commandments we excelled at and which ones we failed by colossal proportions.
The scripture "many are called but few are chosen" strikes me as God's invitation for each of us to gain his favor by going above and beyond scripture. It is that finite space between our being saved and the time we are joined with him in eternity and how we choose to fill it. I almost wrote how we choose to feel it which would also be true. In both cases, God is waiting for us to take the blessing of the life he has bestowed upon us and play out our interpretation of its meaning. I don't believe there is a right or wrong in it as long as we are anchored in giving him the glory. I am so sure of this feeling because why else would he have created so many textures of human kind? He was never seeking a cookie-cutter world, not at all.
I truly believe our life is meant to be an expression of our choice to play out the gift of creation God has granted to each of us uniquely. The operative word is choice. This word "choice" appears 47 times in the bible. We can choose to squander our gift or to magnify it. With magnification we elevate our spirit life to a higher realm just by seeing God in everything. It is simple really. We become God-centered creatures in all that we say and do. And when we do this, those commandments become a backdrop. Not something we strive to keep but commandments we refuse to break.
I love my second act. I thank God for saving me. I love our partnership. I appreciate the way he loves me through my good and my bad. His goodness and mercy guide me through uncertain times. I celebrate my existence and thank him each and every day for his call on my life. I pray that he rejoices in my expression of his goodness by the way I live my life.