Monday, July 2, 2012

In Spirit and Truth

I’ve been thinking about the words that our teaching pastor at Crossroads shared last Wednesday.

Worship is ascribing ultimate worth to something that engages your whole being.  When we worship the character and direction of our life is changed. 

It makes me wonder what is changing the character and direction of my life.  What is it that I am worshipping? 

Is it God?  Or is it something else, an idol?

Chuck said that idols are the things we have wanted so much and when we get them, they don’t satisfy.  They are the things that if we don’t get them, they don’t forgive.  God is not like this.  He is the antithesis of an idol.

When we get Him we are satisfied.  And He is willing to forgive.  What good news!

We talked about what Jesus had to say about worship in John as he talked with the Samaritan woman:

“But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.  For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24 NLT

We worship in Spirit.  We worship in the presence of God, as we go about doing life sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.  We experience Him.

We worship in truth.  We worship as we spend time learning about who the Bible says God is.  It reveals the character of God to man.  (This is a good thing, because I so often think things of God that are not true to who He says He is in Scripture.)  

Scripture is the test against which our experience of God will always agree.

So this week…

Let's live worshipping in spirit and in truth.

Let’s worship seeking Him who satisfies, Jesus Christ.

Let’s seek Him in Scripture—spending time drinking in the truth and allowing it to penetrate our hearts.

Let’s seek His presence in all we do—whether waking or sleeping or coming or going or somewhere in between. 

Let’s be sensitive to His leadings and follow in obedience.

Let’s live lives of praise because He is good.


Grace and peace be ours in abundance as we worship the God who alone is worthy of it.  May we find that He satisfies.

Jessica :)

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