But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers- John 4:23 AMP.
I can recall being woken up in the middle of the night reciting these words “worship me in spirit and in truth.” I didn’t understand it at the time but I realize now how the Lord wanted me to stop trying to perfect my worship. I had always wanted to make sure I was singing the right note and didn’t get too vulnerable where I got emotional but the Lord wanted me to depart from those ways and truly worship Him. He wanted me to be myself before Him and give my all.
I couldn’t be worried about singing the right notes, I just needed my gaze to be on Jesus’ face. And wherever my hands reached out at that moment and whatever note flowed from my lips, it just needed to happen because I would be so focused on that moment to reverence my Savior. I believe this is the type of worship, He wants from us.
Not calculated worship but an authentic worship experience between you and Him.
In John Gray’s book, I Am Number 8 he said: “we can be wounded in our hearts and still worship in our Spirit. We can be wounded in our souls and still worship in our Spirit. Because the wounds are temporary, but the worship is eternal.”
I love this reminder of how it doesn’t matter what we are going through, we still are rewarded the opportunity to worship. I don’t have to worship, I get to worship.
As we continue on this week, my prayer is that we authentically worship our Savior in all that we do. I pray that we never miss an opportunity to reverence in who He is and all that He’s done.