Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)
This tells me to believe in Jesus and hear his word through the Bible and observe/listen to those I know who follow his word; if I lead my life from these examples then I know I will rise to heaven after my time on earth. I very much look up to those who have been successful and lead a good Christian life, we rely on them to teach the rest of us, and pass their attributes from one generation to the next.
Lord, please let us learn from Jesus, the Bible, and others on how we should act while on earth. There are so many life lessons that we can follow just by reading and observing. You put us here to serve and make a difference, we know this this leads to happiness and ascendance into heaven. We are blessed by all the opportunities given to us to succeed in this mission and to do your work, let us seize those and become the best we can be. Amen.
Bill Burhans - a friend, a helper, still work-in-progress