First, realize that God loves you. John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” He loves you so much that he would do everything necessary that you may enjoy a home in heaven.
You must understand that no one is perfect and without sin. Every one of us fails to live up to God’s standard of perfection, for we cannot be perfect. Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
Our sin creates a separation between us and God, because He is holy and cannot even be in the presence of sin. If we are separated from Him when we die, then we will not be in Heaven, but we will open our eyes in Hell with no way out. Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Recognize that God loves us in spite, of ourselves and that He created a way through His Son Jesus, for us to go to Heaven. Jesus came to earth over 2,000 years ago, to fulfill God’s plan to save mankind. He was tortured, crucified and then placed in a borrowed tomb—not for sins that He had committed, but as payment for the sins of the world. After three days, He rose and walked out of that tomb, showing that God had accepted His sacrifice once and for all. Romans 5:8: “But God commendeth is love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ dies for us.”
In Romans 6:23 reference is made to the fact that going to Heaven is a gift. This is very important because it shows us that like any other gift, The Lord’s sacrifice can be received or rejected. The price was paid by Christ on the cross. This free gift is offered to every single one of us. The decision to receive it or not is up to us.
Finally, to receive God’s glorious gift of salvation, you must repent/turn from your sins and put your faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ. If we will trust in Him alone, He will apply His payment for sin to us and give us a home in Heaven for all of eternity. Romans 10:9: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:13: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you would like to receive God’s gift of salvation through His Son, you must trust the Word of God and put your full faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ.