How do You Worship?
John 4:24 says – “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness.” How do we worship God? Do we do it according to our own concept of what worship is, or according to the way that He desires?
Having been made with our human spirit to contact God, we worship Him when we receive and experience Him in our spirit as living water that He gives to us freely. Worship is not something that takes pace in our soul or our body as the organs for worshiping; it’s also not an event that we go to. In order to worship God we need to use our spirit which has been specifically made for this. This can happen anywhere, anytime.
According to God, real worship takes place in spirit.
Cup of Salvation – Psalms 116:12-13
“What shall I render to the LORD/ For all His benefits toward me? I shall lift up the cup of salvation/ And call upon the name of the LORD.” – Psa 116:12-13
After appreciating all that the Lord had done for him, Trevor Walker did many things for the Lord in return. Eventually, Trevor realized that instead of trying to do many things for the Lord, God wants us to just receive all that He is and has by calling upon His name.
Living Christ Through Loving Him – Phil 1:21
Phil 1:21 – “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
How could Paul say that he lived Christ? He could because he was one who really loved Christ and spent much time with Him. Through His loving Christ in his daily life, all that Christ is in His person was then lived out of Paul.
Pursuing the Lord With Others – 2 Timothy 2:22
“But flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” ~2 Timothy 2:22
Reenee gives us a personal testimony of how during her Christian walk with God she needed to pursue and chase after the Lord with other believers.
Hidden life with Christ in God – Colossians 3:3
“For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” ~Colossians 3:3
Our spiritual life is hidden with Christ in God, who is in the heavens! This shows us that no matter what our current problem or situation may be here on earth, we can always rise above it by turning to Him! Sarah goes on to share that we need to have a hidden relationship with the Lord and how precious this can be to us and to Christ Jesus.
No Condemnation to Those in Christ – Romans 8:1
“There is now then no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” – Rom 8:1
After we pray to the Lord for Him to cleanse us from our sins, we may still feel like we need to do more for the Lord or feel bad so that He would forgive us. However, Romans 8:1 shows that we are already in Christ Jesus, and as Christians His blood has cleansed us; so we don’t have to feel condemned.