There is nothing more important than knowing God personally. Knowing God changes our life, and our eternal destiny. Every one of us will live forever, but like the real estate agents like to say: “Location, location, location.” Hell wasn’t made for people and God doesn’t want us to go there. God loves us very much and desires for us to be with Him in Heaven, so He tells us how we can get there:
Realize that you are a sinner.
No matter how good we try to be, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. The Bible says, “No one is good – not even one” and because we are sinners the “wages of sin is death” and then the judgment.
Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
The Bible tells us that “God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place though we didn’t deserve it. He paid the price for our forgiveness!
Repent of your sin.
The Bible tells us, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.” The word repent means to have a change of mind. Change your mind about your sin. You’ve messed things up and you can’t fix it, but God can!
Receive Jesus Christ into your life by believing upon Him
It’s not about religion, it’s about a relationship with Jesus Christ. Your relationship with Jesus begins when you receive Him by faith. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”
If you would like to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and know that you’re going to heaven – talk to God. He loves you and He’s always listening to those who call for help. “Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I know that I can’t change that, but you can. Take control of my life and forgive me of all my sins and be my Lord and Savior. Amen.”