The last of the three simple rules? Stay in love with God. Sound dramatic? Sure it does, because having that kind of connection with God, with a higher power, is that intense. It is pure love, pure joy and trust and belief. There is nothing quite like that.
My love of God comes from many sources. Being aware of my surroundings, every moment, in the wind, the sun, the trees speaking to me. It comes in the miracle of children, watching them grow, learn, enjoying their lives. It comes through the power of prayer, when I do it silently, or out loud with my church community, and how intimately close I feel to God when I pray.
It comes in the silence, when I am deep in my thoughts and processing this journey of life that I am on. It comes when I help or reach out to others.
God and His presence in my life is beauty and light and hope and redemption and pure acceptance. Even when I feel doubtful, even when I am struggling a bit with my faith, even when times seem dark or I feel alone, I know that God is with me. I trust more and more every day in His purpose for me.
I will always stay in love with God.