God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. —John 4:24
Worship must be in spirit and in truth!
It must be the truth of God and the Spirit of God. When a person, yielding to God and believing the truth of God, is filled with the Spirit of God, even his faintest whisper will be worship.
The stark, tragic fact is that the efforts of many people to worship are unacceptable to God. Without an infusion of the Holy Spirit there can be no true worship. This is serious. It is hard for me to rest peacefully at night knowing that millions of cultured, religious people are merely carrying on church traditions and religious customs and they are not actually reaching God at all.
We must humbly worship God in spirit and in truth. Each one of us stands before the truth to be judged. Is it not now plain that the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit of God, far from being an optional luxury in our Christian lives, is a necessity?
Lord, fill me with Your Spirit as I worship You today. I don’t want just to carry on church traditions and religious customs. Send the Spirit today, that my worship might be more real. Amen.