What kind of a worshiper am I?
The Father is seeking true worshipers. Has He found one in me?
Jesus said to the Samaritan woman:
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24
Those who confine worship to a time and place miss the heart of worship. They miss the heart of the Father. They are not yet true worshipers.
There is nothing special about a church building, chapel or cathedral. These are not “sacred spaces” where God uniquely dwells.
There is nothing special about 11am on Sunday morning. This is not a “sacred time” when God shows up.
Worship isn’t about time and place. Jesus makes it clear. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” We worship God with our whole being. This is what Jesus meant when He said that true worshipers will worship God in spirit and in truth.
The Apostle Paul expounds on this thought.
“Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1
What is a true worshiper, and when am I truly worshipping?
…can happen anywhere.
…can happen anytime.
…results in joyful songs of praise, but is not limited to them.
…is expressed through my words, thoughts, emotions and actions.
…is balanced by spirit and truth.
…turns my thoughts and affections toward the Father.
…calibrates my heart with the Father’s heart, so that I want what He wants.
…produces humility and unity.
…exposes sin to the light of God’s presence.
…overflows with gratitude.
…is a verb.
I worship when I sing.
I worship when I laugh.
I worship when I weep.
I worship when I pray.
I worship when I speak.
I worship when I serve.
I worship when I give.
I worship when I love.
I worship when I work.
I worship when I play.
“So whatever you do… do it all for the glory of God!” 1 Corinthians 10:31
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