Today’s Reading : John 4: 21-24
“...true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” Jn 4:23
I wonder if we think of ‘worship’ as being confined to the 20-30mins at the start of a service when we gather together and sing songs with our church family – that certainly is worship - but worship is so much more. As Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, she was fixated with the method and the location of ‘worship’ but he said that it wasn’t about a particular mountain, or being in the temple but that true worshippers worship in ‘Spirit and in truth’. What do you think that looks like?
Worshipping God ‘in spirit’ is beyond the physical, it is aligning our spirits with the Holy Spirit in thought, word and deed.
Worshipping God ‘in truth’ means that our worship is based on the truth of who God is, and what He has done and not on our feelings or circumstances.
The famous preacher A.W. Tozer once said, "It is my experience that the totality of our Christian lives, our entire attitude as persons, must be towards the worship of God! If you do not know the presence of God in your home , then God is not in the church you attend".
What can you do this week to ‘know the presence of God in your home’?
Why not this week ….
• Pray together every night as a couple, a family, or with friends
• Worship together by singing along with some worship music.
• Ask each other – how have you been worshipping God in Spirit and truth today.