For a long time I couldn’t even praise God. It wasnt in my heart. Even after I was born again. I told Him that I dont want to be fake with Him or feel like it was forced… I’ve done that and it just feels so gross. He helped me with it, so that it came from the heart. He literally had to put praise in my heart for Him. Wow.
The only thing that remains it what JESUS produces in us when we yield to His Spirit. That’s what wont get burned up in the end. Its solid gold. Almost tangible at times inside of our Spirit. Jesus builds His City and His Kingdom in us with streets of solid gold. You can’t build a city or a kingdom overnight, it takes time and patience… but Jesus is the Master Builder and His Plans include much tribulation and suffering… He takes the looooog way and doesnt cut corners or use cheap materials. That’s what refines us.
We are the New Jerusalem ❤ A city set on a hill, a city who’s builder and maker is God.
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.Revelation 21:21