Wow, I've read those passages before but always in relation to how I am to love others, never as to how God would love me! Thank you for that perspective. What a lovely way to start to my day. Thank you for your message!
You'll find that place and you'll find that you wont need to build yourself up any more or try to experience joy, the life of Christ within you will just be there leaving you in such a place of freedom. The secret is, understanding that you're under no law as a Christian any more. Paul said in the epistles, and therefore Christ said, 'all things are lawful unto me', he also said that there is nothing unclean in itself - life is there to be lived and if others can't see that life and joy then it's struggle to share our testimony. You're going to find that place of that I'm absolutely convinced x