When you think about God's goodness and all He's done, He's done enough for His people. How so? Because He gave up His Son for us; to die on a rugged cross for our sins. How much more do we need? We don't have to beg God to change our circumstances; just trust that He will and wait in faith.
God loved us unconditionally. He could have said to the world..'too bad so sad for your sins' but He didn't. For He SO loved the world that He GAVE His BEST - His one and only Son - and He did it for people who are to believe upon His Son.
The only requirement to heaven is to accept Jesus as Lord. Works can't get you there. Money can't do it. Friends sho' can't get you there. Spouses can't do it. Kids can't do it. Morality won't do it because if the stipulations were all about morals, then we've ALL failed and will never get to heaven! Now, having a set of standard of morals is good. And having good character is great! But believing upon Him is the ticket to heaven and no other method. No other door. Many avenues may lead to Him but there's only one way that opens the door to salvation and that is The Way!
Not believing in God's Son will get you a ticket to Hades. Stop listening to the devil's advice. You WILL surely die but only this time...forever without Him...
Remember, Jesus has already paid the penalty for sin and eternal death so don't let anyone nail YOU to the cross and there is NO need to keep nailing Jesus back up there either. He went there once and that's all it took. Now move on and be free indeed.
Now, once you accept God's Son, you have to follow the love commandments - as your adhere to the guidelines of the Bible for healthy and prosperous Christian living. Do we all fall short - of course we do - we're not perfect BUT, we cannot make that an excuse to sin. We have to keep striving for righteousness for His name's sake!
So, when you think about what you'd like for God to do for you, He's done enough. God has been REAL good to us. Think about all the drama He went through just for YOU; He paid the ultimate price to save you. Has God done enough??? You BET He has so, why not honor Him and respect Him and follow Him??? It sure beats the alternative...
- Pastor D