1 John 4:11-12 “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another…if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.” (NKJV)
Child – You have come a long way. You know many of My principles and you understand much of My Word. Still there are areas within you that need to be cleansed. Don’t be afraid. Though temporarily painful, the end result will be well worth it. Continue to study. I am giving you new insights into yourself. I am developing your compassion, but you must allow Me inside the wall of protection you’ve built around yourself.
You keep people at arms’ length to protect yourself from being hurt by them. In doing so, they become only academic to you. I will help you. As you allow them to become more “real” to you, your caring and compassion will increase. Of course, your critical eye must be replaced with an accepting one. I’m working on that, too.
Be patient. Rest in Me. I am at work and will complete it. You are precious to Me right now, as flawed as you are. But you will please Me even more as we round off your rough edges. The polishing of a diamond is not always gentle, but the end result is well worth the “pain.”
Hang on Child. We go polishing…
Love you, Abba