“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” – John 4:23
What is the mark of a true worshiper?
Well, according to the scripture above, it means that worship is led by the spirit and focused on the truth.
I believe what Jesus was saying in our verse is that true worshipers don’t follow their flesh down paths that compromise the “tried and true” word of God.
This sounds like a heart issue to me. So, regardless of the style of worship music we sing or listen to, we are defined by the position of our heart during the music set.
Because, ultimately, all of us (whether on stage/radio or not) will have to make a choice. Does my heart line up with the words I’m singing or not?
Worship can look pretty daunting to those who don’t even understand how to engage the God of whom we worship. So, we must show them. The newbies to the Christian faith. The prodigals just longing for a taste of something real. The long lost soul who never trusted God because of weathering one too many storms in his life.
They all need to see that worship isn’t about the flash and the fame. It’s not about the big name or the high tech equipment. It can’t be about the large crowds or the sold out show.
It’s about looking heavenward with our hearts. Posturing ourselves in a way that invites others to worship the God of the universe, too. Being more excited about Jesus than we are about the band on stage.
Because, really, who are we trying to please? God is looking for you, dear worshiper. Give him your heartfelt praise.
I promise you, He will notice.