Romans 12:9-13 a Heavenly Habit

Our oldest granddaughter with her Mama Boo
February 23
The Bible is like a fabulous box of chocolates.  There are lots of favorites inside!  If I was being sent away and allowed to only pull out a few pages to take with me, Romans 12 would be a contender.

"Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it.  
Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good.
Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.
Don't burn out; keep yourselves filed and aflame.
Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant.
Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder.
Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.
Romans 12:9-13

What a perfect "to do" list.  At first glance you might think, "Those things don't come naturally, how do I accomplish such character?"  First, we must remember it's the Holy Spirit in us who pulls off such a feat.  Secondly, once we start living this way it will become come a heavenly habit!  Rereading the list several times I knew I wanted to memorize it.  At first glance it seemed overwhelming, then I remembered months ago when I took line dancing lessons and had to put all those steps together.  With God, all things are possible.
I'm going to chew on this all day!

Simplified:
Love for real, don't fake it.
Run from evil, cherish what's good.
Be a good friend, be 2nd
Don't burn out, rest
Be ready to serve happily
Don't quit, pray hard
Help Christians thru hospitality