Salvation is not just about believing in Jesus Christ like so many people wrongly believe. Salvation is about knowing following and obeying Jesus Christ, living a life that is totally surrendered to Jesus. Without Jesus we can do nothing. The only way that we can be pleasing to God is if we follow and
obey Jesus. Jesus is the true vine and those who are born again are the branches. The branch cannot of its own bear any fruit unless it is grafted into the vine and stays in the vine. Therefore without Jesus we can do nothing.
We have to totally surrender ourselves to Jesus and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to be able to do His will. The kingdom of God is about doing the will of God under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ. Unless we totally surrender to Jesus, forsake everything else, go after Him, follow and obey Him; unless we do that, we cannot be pleasing to Him, we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Many people just believe in Jesus for salvation. Their faith is in vain because that faith cannot please God. It is only when we totally surrender to Jesus, listen to His voice, follow Him and do His will, that we can be part of his kingdom and do what is pleasing to Him.
Are we living a life that is surrendered to Jesus Christ?
May Jesus bless you.