For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24
“God is Spirit” means He is not a physical being limited to one place. He is present everywhere, and He can be worshiped anywhere, at any time. It is not where we worship that counts, but how we worship. Is our worship genuine and true? God wants us to worship Him wherever and whenever. Why do we need the Holy Spirit’s help? He guides us in prayer and teaches us the word of Christ, and tells us we are loved.
Worship is an inner attitude and feeling of awe, reverence, gratitude, and love toward God resulting from a realization of who He is and who we are. There are Christians who are sincere, but their worship is man-centered. Sometimes it’s patterned more after the entertainment world than after the Bible. It draws attention to the performers, but not to the Lord. Or, on the other end of the Christian spectrum, some go through ancient liturgies week after week, but their hearts are not in submission to God. They mistakenly think that because they went through the rituals, they’re good for another week. We should worship God with a feeling of awe and wonder just because of how much He loved us.
Lord, Thank You for Your love. Thank You for Your grace that is undeserved. Forgive me, Father. Humble me and keep me childlike before You. You are worthy of all praise and worship all the time. We understand we were created to worship You in pure adoration, holiness, and love. Teach us to worship You in the beauty of holiness and in spirit and truth. Guide us into a pure love and worship revealed in obedience and holiness. Please move us to a worship that is far more about heart and submission. Fill us with a worship that is more about Your magnificence and desire than our earthly comforts. Lord, You are worthy of all glory, praise and honor all the time! Grant to us a pure worship in spirit and truth.
— Bobby Brown, Response Team / Murrysville Campus