“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth”
(John 4:23-24 NKJV).
READ: John 4: 1-30
God is God all by Himself, but now He is seeking for a man to worship Him because He cannot worship Himself. The word ‘worship’ is from an old English word ‘Weorthscipe’ that means worth ship or worthiness. It is ‘the heart celebrating the worthiness of God.’ Worship is the preoccupation of the heart not with needs or even with blessings but with the great and awesome God Himself.
The focus of our worship is the Father, for He alone is worthy of our praises. No wonder David was called a man after God’s heart (Acts 13:22). David knew how to connect with God; He knew how to celebrate God. “You are good and You do good; Your faithfulness endures to all generation” (Ps: 119:68, 90) were some of his declarations about God. He knew how to worship God in spirit and in truth. Worship is a 24-hour thing and it begins in the heart. We need to be able to worship God in reality and in the sincerity of our hearts. Let us not be hypocrites before God (Matthew 15:8-9a). Our words about Him must match our daily actions. As we go out today, let us remember that God is looking for people that will worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Lord, help me to worship You in the sincerity of my heart before You. Let my lips match up with my thoughts even as I worship You daily.