But the time is coming, indeed it’s here now, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.
God is looking for people who will worship Him with passion, with their heart and soul. But that’s not all, it must also be in truth. Truth comes from the certainty in knowing who God is. The more we know who God is the more genuine our worship becomes. As you begin to worship God in spirit and in truth you will be transformed by His grace. Worship changes everything!
We all need God in our lives, but how do you “draw near to God”? You draw near to him through prayer, praise and worship. You need to take the first step by inviting him into your life and start to experience his goodness for yourself.
For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
Rituals and sacrifices have their place in organized religion but it is useless without true worship. God wants you to have faith in Christ, with repentance for sin. More than anything he wants you to know him on a personal level and wants you to sincerely love him with all your heart.
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
God is good and giving him grateful praise through songs is a beautiful way to worship him during your prayer time and it also refreshes your soul. It doesn’t matter how well you sing; what matters is that it comes from your heart.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
My love for God and gratitude for his mercy and goodness inspires me to share his love with others. Let’s motivate each other and encourage acts of love and service for those in need so that our heavenly Father would be glorified. We need to do something, help somebody, invite someone, if not us, then who will?