John 4:23-24, “23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
In the above passage, Jesus gives the clearest and most powerful call for all believers to be worshippers of God. He boldly declares that people just following religious rules or going to a temple to seek God will not find Him, but God Himself is seeking out people who are true worshippers.
Jesus is teaching that we don’t have to go on some deep spiritual treasure quest to find God, all we have to do is start worshipping the one true God in spirit and in truth and God will come to us wherever we are!
Jesus is doing more than just giving instruction on singing songs or reciting certain prayers in church, which become known as “worship songs and prayers.” However, He is teaching us about the very character and nature of God. Jesus is revealing to us that God is always willing to be with His people, but His people must love and adore Him. In other words, for God to come we must seek His face and not just His hands. Our greatest heart cry shouldn’t be for God’s presents, but for His presence.
Jesus is not commanding us to pray at certain times a day facing a specific direction like robots or to go on extended long fasts and torture our bodies, but rather He is desiring that we all seek Him in our spirit and believe His truth. For when we truly open up our spirits to God and follow all His ways- we will never have to wonder where God is because He will always be with us.
- Make time everyday to worship God.
- Worship Him with your inner most being based on the truth of His Word.
- Sing songs, pray the Psalms of David, and make your worship known to God daily in prayer.