“From here on, worshiping the Father will not be a matter of the right place but with the right heart. For God is a Spirit, and he longs to have sincere worshipers who worship and adore him in the realm of the Spirit and in truth.” —John 4:23.24 TPT
A new way of worship is being opened for the Church as we spend time in His presence with thanksgiving and praise!
Why do I say a new way?
In this time of social distancing we are encouraged to get alone with God and spend time getting to know Him and experiencing His presence.
We were made to worship Him in spirit and in truth. Jesus said in John 4:23-24, “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. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The pattern God has given us is a mirror reflecting God’s truth from above. Throughout the Bible from Moses to Jesus, God has always provided a pattern of how we are to worship Him. We are not to deviate from the pattern given by God Himself.
There is nothing more rewarding than spending time with Him. We discover His ways during times of intimacy with Him. He shares His heart and mind with us. He reveals His sovereignty over all things. We discover things we didn’t know about Him and about our destiny as a people.
We need to experience and recognize God’s presence on a personal level. Often that cannot be done in a traditional church setting. We don’t have to wait for someone to tell us when to stand up and sit down. We don’t have to be concerned with watching us. There is nothing wrong with having orderly services. Yet, we should not be so structured that the Holy Spirit’s presence is not welcomed. We are free to worship!
We long for God’s presence. We long to know Him in a more intimate way. There is nothing like experiencing the presence of God. Now is an opportune time to get to know Him!