Worshipping God “in spirit” means with reverence, attentiveness, and having the right purpose of honoring God, while understanding what we are doing. (Hebrews 12:28-29) says, “Let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.” Our worship must glorify God. (1 Corinthians 6:20) says, “For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
In order to worship God in the right spirit, we must take time before worship to make ready our hearts and emotions so we will be in the proper frame of mind. We read in Psalms 89:7, “God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him.” Our worship must show great reverence toward God. We must strive to please Him. We should not hurry to worship or hurry through worship. Our mind must be ready, attentive, and alert so we can worship God in spirit and truth.
Our worship to God must be done in a worthy manner – a manner that brings glory and honor to God. In showing reverence and respect to God, We should not be indifferent and inattentive in worshipping God. Worshipping God is holy. Our character in worship must also be holy. In 1 Peter 1:15-16 we read, “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in your conduct, because it is written, Be holy for I am holy.” Worship which is insincere, that is not from the heart, is vain, useless, and unacceptable to God. Jesus says, “This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.” (Mark 7:6)
Worship is a time of joy, and a time of offering thanks, adoration, love, praying, singing praises to God, feeding on His Word.
Karmen A. Booker is the Founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry and has written several book including “Seeking the Face of God”, which is a book of inspirational poetry that is sure to encourage you to reach greater spiritual heights.
“If my people which are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn form their wicked ways: then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.” (II Chronicles 7:14)
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