God’s pleasure is not based on what we do for Him. It’s based on whether you are His child.
If you are IN Christ, you are a child OF God, and He accepts you because you are IN Christ. Because the Father is pleased with His Son, He is also pleased with you. You are, as Paul put it in Ephesians – “accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6).
The Christian, therefore, does not work TOWARD the pleasure and acceptance of God. The Christian lives FROM the pleasure and acceptance of God.
Now, my friends, that’s good news.