“It’s who you are and the way you live that counts before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship.” John 4:23 MSG
Growing up in “the church” I watched as people “worshipped” God. Throughout my life, I watched as people bowed their heads, sang with all their heart and soul, knelt down, saying “Amen” at the appropriate time, taking notes on the sermons, etc. The truth is none of that is really worship. Worship doesn’t just happen for an hour on Sunday morning from the confines of a pew. It isn’t people telling you how long they read their Bible or pray, or sing worship songs. True worship of the Father is how we do life. Yes, you read correctly, it’s how we do life. It is something we need to be rather than do and who we worship, not where.
If the Holy Spirit lives within us, then we need to worship the Father through the Spirit. In our humanness we are limited in all areas of life. But with the power of the Holy Spirit, we can reach and attain a life beyond our wildest dreams. We can communicate with God on a whole new level, even to the point of the Spirit praying for us when we don’t know what to say. However, in order for that to happen, we need to relinquish our human spirit and will over to Him.
That’s how we are then able to worship in truth. Our will becomes meshed with His. We no longer allow ourselves to be deceived by the lies and falsehoods of the enemy. We know what is right and good and we choose to do it. We live out on a daily basis what God’s Word says and desire to live in harmony with Him. In the process of worshipping Him in spirit and truth, we are showing others the Truth amazing Heavenly Father and leading them to His Son to find salvation from the confines of this earth.
Is your life a walking, talking, breathing example of worship in spirit and truth? If it isn’t then I feel compelled to ask you, what are you waiting for? We miss out on so much when we limit our concept of worship to a set time or place, doing a certain thing. Free yourself, let God show you how to worship Him 24/7.