Theoretically, there are two ways to be in a right relationship with God in this life and on into heaven. One is to never sin. As long as you live a perfect life by always obeying every command of God, you are in good shape. You will have deserved it all. By the way, good luck with all that!
The other way we can be in a salvation relationship with God is what I call the realistic way. The realistic way states the truth that we all sin and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). And, the consequences of our sins is spiritual death (Romans 6:23). But thanks be to God that because of Jesus, the Lord of heaven and earth, we can be forgiven when we put our faith in Him to save us, die to the old way of living, and the old person is buried with Christ and raised up to a new life (Romans 6:1-11). Romans 6:23 says it all: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. Ahhhh, the free gift!
Like the song says, The love of Jesus is deeper than the oceans and higher than the heavens. It is more than we can even ever comprehend. He is Lord of lords and King of kings. There is no other Savior who can save us (Acts 4:12). He is the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Jesus (John 14:6).
It is extra amazing that although we do not deserve the love of Jesus, He sacrifices Himself on the cruel cross of Calvary because He loves us…the unlovable. We stand in wonder of His sacrifice. His mercy is so massive. We should never ever move from the cross in our thoughts. If the cross of Christ is on our mind, we are on track from here to heaven. The song below says it well.
Read Titus 3:3-8. Then listen to Jesus, Lord of Heaven by Kutless.
For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we did in righteousness, but in accordance with His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He richly poured out upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This statement is trustworthy; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and beneficial for people.