May 16, 2022
John 4:23-24 (KJV)
23 “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
The moment that I gave my life to Jesus Christ I was called into the ministry as a worshiper. I really had no idea at the time what that meant, but it means a whole lot more than just singing and playing a guitar.
We will be using this theme of being “a true worshiper” at our Indianapolis 500 outreach in a couple of weeks. So I am going to be spending the next two weeks focusing in on this topic.
If you notice the scripture says, “But the hour cometh, and now is." Jesus is talking to the Samaritan woman and is putting the emphasis of what true worship is.
He’s not just talking about what we have done before, or even where we will be going in the future. No, he is making a bold statement that “now is the time” when the true worshiper shall worship the Father.
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. With these words Jesus described the basis for true worship: it is not found in places and trappings, but in spirit and in truth.
So in the days ahead we will look at a few words that will play into our understanding of what we are doing today, or "in the now" not before or after but today.
The power that comes when we really worship God is hard to describe in words, but I will give it my best shot.
Father, I pray that You will help me find the right words that will get us closer to having a better understanding of worship. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.