The love of God for us is the beginning point of our relationship with Him. When we respond to God our Father by returning that love to Him, then the relationship is joined. This is made possible only by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and His resurrection from the dead, according to the scriptures. Christ erases the barrier of our sin that would otherwise make impossible our relationship with the Father. When we are in loving relationship with God the Father, and His love becomes active in our spirits, we can then be enabled to love other people with the love that the Father supplies to us. We then find our human love turns to become parallel with the love of God. This puts into action both the greatest and second greatest commandments.
Brother Lawrence began his walk with God by simply doing one thing. He says that he decided to do everything simply because he loved God. Because he decided to do everything, no matter what, as an expression of his decision to love God, God seemed to make life very simple and peaceful to Brother Lawrence.
The same can apply to us. In reading carefully the little book, "the practice of the presence of God" by Brother Lawrence, I found that he had discovered all the basic elements of a conversion to full faith in Christ as Savior and Lord. He had developed, from the starting point of loving God, a detailed series of ways of thinking about various issues that confront all of us. These ways were consistent with one another and effective in creating inner peace based upon the loving presence of the Holy Spirit.
This was surprising to me, but should not have been. Brother Lawrence had never "gone forward" at an evangelical meeting. He had never read the pamphlet "Four Basic Laws". He was a Catholic soldier who had fought and probably killed Protestants and I am a Protestant.
Brother Lawrence was a Catholic monk who lived in the 1600's. His thoughts are recorded in this small book called "the practice of the presence of God" and is published by Whitaker House. Actually, you can find the content of the book in a link in the article about Brother Lawrence on Wikipedia.
I invite you to research Brother Lawrence online or to purchase the little book from a Bible bookstore and to explore these simple but effective ideas for yourself. It will guide you into a simple but effective faith in God the Father, Christ our Redeemer, and the precious Holy Spirit.