Heart and Soul

Do you know how to worship God? Have you heard the type of worship God desires? Do you know what it means to worship God in Spirit and in truth? Is your worship haphazard? Do you worship in fits and spurts? Is God on your mind every day?

Many of us have been told we are to worship God. We may have been told we need to go to church. We may have heard we are to worship in Spirit and truth. Worshiping in Spirit and truth may be a foreign concept to some of us. It may be elusive to those who think they know.

Hearing we are to worship in Spirit and truth can be misunderstood. Worshiping in Spirit is connecting our spirit to the Holy Spirit. It is letting go of our desires to obey God’s commands. It is communing with God in prayer. It is submitting to God’s guidance rather than following our own. Worshiping in Spirit is not to be momentary but a continual worship.

Worshiping in truth is a heart thing. It means being truthful with God. It means baring our souls to God. It is telling God our innermost feelings and asking him to change them as he sees fit. It is loving God more than anyone or anything in this world. Worshiping in truth is turning our hearts over to God without holding any of it for ourselves.

God desires we worship him with are entire heart and soul. These are our entire being. True worship of God has very little to do with tradition, physical actions, or what we say. We can say we love God, but still be holding back in our spirit and mind. We can go through the motions, but not be worshiping God. We can go to church, follow the traditions, observe holidays, and even partake of communion, but not be worshiping God. We must turn over our heart, soul, and mind to God to be true worshipers.

I pray we all decide to be true worshipers of God. I pray we worship God in Spirit and in truth. I pray we turn our hearts, souls, and minds over to worshiping God every moment of every day. Worship God in spirit. Worship God in truth. Worship God with your whole heart. Submit to God’s guidance. Be a true worshiper of God.

John 4:23-24 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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