It’s not so much about being good as it is being with the Right Person. It’s about turning to Him as our Source for love and life, for direction and for answers to our questions of relevance and significance. He is what it’s all about!
Proverbs 15:11 Death and Destruction [Hell] lie open before the LORD— how much more the hearts of men!
Motive is the key. God is looking for those who will love Him because of Who He Is, not out of fear, greed, or duty.
2 Chronicles 16:9a For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
He is all about the relationship. HE will help us with our conduct and with our attitude if we will only come to Him. He wants us just the way we are–not to leave us this way, but to make us into what He designed us to be: LIKE HIM. The process begins now and comes to completion in heaven.
1 Corinthians 13:12 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
As we worship in our respective places today, let’s place our lives in His capable hands and let Him love on us. Here is His promise to us:
1 John 4:16a-17 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.  In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.