I have heard many things on this topic, I have followed many different ideals. I have strayed away from the reality of it all when I was unsure I would even make it there. I thought every time I sinned that He was up there shaking his finger at me, so I just ran instead of accepting His love. However, the answer is really very simple on how you get to heaven, you accept Christ as your Lord over your life.
What, how and when?
What does it look like?
It looks like LOVE, He holds no records of wrongs or rights over us because He loves us unconditionally.
How do I do it?
Simply ask God to come into your life and He will do it.
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:7
When should I submit my life to God?
Right this minute! You don’t have to be perfect to do it, you just have to be willing to try to make a move in God’s direction. You take the first step and He will guide the rest.
Being a Christian is not weird or odd, it is not some forced set of laws that must be followed. It is imperfect people trying their best, not always getting it, being saved by the grace of God.
There is nothing that I can do to make God love me more and nothing I can do to make Him love me less. That was a hard concept to grasp for me, because when my life was going haywire and I was not walking very closely to God I just knew He was punishing me. Not it at all, He was giving me the desires of my heart, at the time they were not in line with His but He still followed through with MY plan. Hmm…that is where aligning myself with Christ is changing my life.
I will admit I turned to Him out of desperation, I thought if I did more things that were considered “holy” surely He would pull me through. And while He did pull me through, I still had a long way to go. I’m finally realizing that all the good deeds in the world are not changing the way He feels about me, He is crazy about me and He always has been. Even when I did not deserve it!
My personal relationship with Him is what gets me through. Accepting Him into my heart and letting Him rule over my life is what is changing me for the better.
He is so crazy about me that He sent His own Son to the Earth to die so that I may be free! Not bound by laws. He did it for all of us, but would have done it for just one. ❤ John 3:16
He feels the same way about you. He is patiently waiting for you to turn to Him, lean on Him and serve Him. I have gotten some of the greatest joys in my life through serving, I love to see other people blessed by God. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Him.
If you are willing, God will use you right where you are, let Him begin directing your path. Let Him lead you and your family, it is the greatest gift you can give and receive.
It is not always easy and sometimes hard to understand, however when you have an unwavering faith in our creator, He will carry you to places that you have only dreamt about. Faith is the key to a relationship with Christ.
Let Him be the ruler over your life here on Earth and then join me one day in heaven. He is waiting…what are you waiting for? Think about it?