23 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. 24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” — John 4:23, 24 NLT
Our worship of our Lord and Savior should not be limited to a Sunday morning experience. If that is all the time we spend at the feet of Jesus, then we need to examine our hearts and ask if that is truly worship. Worship is defined as showing reverence and adoration for a deity. If we take a look at our calendars and our checkbooks, we might be surprised to see who we really worship. If we truly adore someone, it is only natural that we would want to spend more time in their presence. We would be waiting to hear their voice and we would hang onto every word that they had to say. When we had to leave their presence, we would be watching and waiting for opportunities to tell others what this great person had said. We would make time to be with them and to let them know how much we adored them. Our hearts would beat faster at the very thought of being in their presence. If it were possible to live without ever being away from their presence, we would spend all of our time there. This person would have to be the center of our world and deserve to have our highest loyalty. This person would be someone that we would never hurt or betray for anyone or anything. This person’s name would be in our hearts, on our minds and on the tip of our tongues all day long, every day. This person would be someone that we worshipped in Spirit and in truth once a week, all week long. Let each of us examine our thoughts, our words, our actions and our lifestyles and honestly determine who we worship. If the answer isn’t Jesus, and Jesus alone, then we need to take some time to ask His forgiveness and change our habits so that we mirror His glory.
18 Praise the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does such wonderful things.
19 Praise his glorious name forever! Let the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and amen! — Psalm 72:18, 19 NLT