As I read Isiah 59:2 NIV this came to my mind. Once we are saved and give our lives to the Lord, Yes we will go to heaven when we die. We will enter into peace, love, happiness, and freedom but what about all of those things here in THIS life? I know that I do not want to have to wait til my “after life” to experience these gifts from God, I want it right now!! And the only way to experience all of that in this life is to keep our hearts open to Jesus and do our best to follow his Holy spirits guidance and to be as obedient as we possibly can so that he does not turn his ear from us!!! I am not saying that we are to be perfect because no one but Jesus is perfect. I believe that as long as we do what He wants us to do or not do to the best of our abilities and have a true desire to be as righteous as we possibly can then the Lord will be right with us every step of the way. It’s the true desires of the heart that the Lord sees. We will always fall short but as long as our true desire is to be the best that we can be then we are a work in progress and Jesus is our boss!!