“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”
John 4:23 ESV
What type of worshipper are you? Jesus said, God, the Father, is seeking for “true” worshippers to worship Him in spirit and truth. Are you a “true” worshipper? True worship is not about having a talented voice. It’s not about singing contemporary or traditional songs. It’s not about raising your hands, standing, or dancing. So what are the marks of a true worshipper? What is God looking for in a true worshipper?
Jesus said the greatest commandment is this, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37) A true worshipper is one who praises God, in good times and bad, one who rejoices from their heart with gladness and joy, and knows that God is deserving of all honor; heart, soul, and mind. That means true worship is more than a church service and more than a concert. Don’t take me the wrong way, we do worship God in church services, through gospel singings, and in Christian concerts. But there is more to true worship than what we do on Sunday.
True worshippers worship God through their jobs. They serve others with their talents and gifts. True worshippers are found in the operating rooms, in restaurants, on construction sites, on the sales floor, in the back office, answering phones, delivering products, and cleaning toilets. They worship in court rooms, classrooms, in offices, at home, on the highways, behind closed doors, and out in the field. It doesn’t matter what you do or where you do it, as long as you glorify God through it.
We can worship through serving others, giving of our talents and time, and loving those around us. God is seeking true worshippers. Do you wake up with a song on your lips? Do you praise God when things go wrong? Is honoring God with all that you have a priority? True worshippers get God’s attention.
Lord, I lift my voice to the Heavens to praise your holy name. I honor you with all that you have blessed me with. May you receive the glory in all that I do.