You have heard the phrase "puppy love". Oftentimes, this is how young love begins, an infatuation with being in the presence of another whom one is attracted to. This is a surface emotion, an initial response. It has no problem responding back because a person only sees what they want to see in the other. Then, when they see something they do not like, they become disillusioned. At this point, a break-up is usually on the horizon.
Many of you are still in the "puppy love" stage of our relationship. You have not put away "childish things". You have thought that true love is Me doing things your way. You have allowed your mind, will and emotion to rule over My Words of truth.
No wonder you have become disillusioned. No wonder you have become heartsick. You think I do not love you when I correct you, yet that is the greatest sign that I do! For those that are My true sons and daughters have learned the path of obedience, the way of the Cross. This is true love, a perfect and mature love. One that does not throw a temper tantrum and say, "God does not love me, because if He did, He would....(you fill in the blank)."
This, My child, is manipulation and control. This comes from a spirit of fear, a spirit that does not believe that I am a good Father. Is this you? Come now, and let us reason together. State your case and let's examine your true heart condition. For I have need of mature sons and daughters in this final campaign against the darkness. Walk in the light of My Word and you will not stumble. Even when you cannot see, I will lead You and guide you, for My perfect love will cast out all fear as you yield to Me.
Matthew 5:48 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Since you are children of a perfect Father in heaven, become perfect like him.”
Proverbs 4:18 The Passion Translation (TPT)
But the lovers of God walk on the highway of light, and their way shines brighter and brighter until the perfect day.
Psalms 19:7 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Yahweh’s Word is perfect in every way; how it revives our souls! Yahweh’s laws lead us to truth, and his ways change the simple into wise.
Romans 12:2 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.
1 Corinthians 13:11 The Passion Translation (TPT)
When I was a child, I spoke about childish matters, for I saw things like a child and reasoned like a child. But the day came when I matured, and I set aside my childish ways.
1 John 4:18 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment has not reached love’s perfection.