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.
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.