Romans 8:14-16 (TPT) …And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough…
Beloved, My love is not conditional. I don’t withhold it when you are “bad” or make poor choices, nor do I bestow more because you have somehow “earned” it. My love simply is. And it runs deep and true. I AM faithful and true.
I do not use My love as a weapon nor as a tool of manipulation to get you to do, say, or be what I want. Rather I love you unconditionally, and the fruit of that love pours out in response. Yes, you will choose obedience out of love, but My love is not conditional on your obedience. Rather your love for Me becomes so true you would never choose to create distance in our relationship by choosing that which separates you from Me.
So resist the urge to try to earn My love. It’s like trying to fight to get into a room you are already in. Simply receive My love and allow that love to be life-changing.
Romans 8:14-16 (TPT) The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit. And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!” For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!”