Encouragement for your daily walk with God
As Christ followers, we are designed to worship God in spirit and in truth. When Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well, He sought to help her do this by imparting to her God’s living water (John 4:13–14).
In the same way, the Father seeks an encounter with each of us that is real and personal. One could truthfully say that true worship is “face to face” time with God. Worship is neither religion nor religious ritual; worship is an intimate and vital encounter with a Person. True worship includes the full recognition of who God is: Holy, Sovereign, Almighty, Loving, Merciful. But let me warn you, this recognition brings about the realization of our own sinfulness!
True worship is life changing! It results in repentance, obedient submission, and a desire for holiness (Isaiah 6:1–8). True worship generates a desire to show mercy and to express forgiveness. It includes a joyful acceptance of all that God has provided by His grace. A Christ follower who has truly worshiped will have a sense of peace and a confident expectation of what God is about to do.
True worship produces a transformed life, reflecting the One who has been worshiped.
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)