What is the most important factor in making a person want to be a Christian? Is it the fear of hell, or the longing for heaven?
Have you ever been in a discussion like that? What was the conclusion?
I think both factors have some motivational influence, but I do not believe that either is enough to empower someone to lead a victorious and happy Christian life.
For that, we need to find meaning for our life in an active relationship with the Creator and Saviour, and in serving Him and our neighbour. That relationship grows when we feed on the God’s Word and communicate with Him by both praying and listening.
That relationship must be the overriding guide in business, work, family and friendships. That does not mean that we talk of God all the time and try to force our views on others. All we need is to be ready to obey whenever the Holy Spirit prompts us to do or say some little thing. A victorious and joy filled life is built by those little things,