I enjoy simple. I like steps I can remember and accomplish. I love my husband's "takeaways" each Sunday. Simple, practical steps for life help me! The Bible is a large complicated book, but God has filled his Word with simple steps for life. One of the simple commands God gives us is to love God and others. Why is love so important?  Love is key to our relationship with God and others. Love keeps us from falling off track spiritually, and love keeps us from becoming bored with our Christian life. When we love others, we are loving God. Loving can be draining though so how do we love sacrificially without becoming  exhausted and overwhelmed? Two steps: first, remember God sees and won't forgot your love and work, and secondly, love others knowing it's how you express love to God. Hebrews says, "For God is not unfair. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other Christians, as you still do. Our great desire is that you will keep right on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God's promises because of their faith and patience."(6:1-12) So don't stop your husband, love your kids, love those who are hard to love, love your neighbor, love your friends, love...Love is the simple but powerful step to a good life.

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