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. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.“
Here we see that God commands His people to worship Him in spirit and in truth. This is the sole purpose of our existence! But in reality, worship isn’t always what it seems. We often associate worship with the Sunday morning music and lose sight of its connection in our daily lives. Therefore we need to persevere in worship. We are called to give our lives to living and proclaiming the glory of God with the songs and words of our lips and with our hearts. As we worship, we enter God’s presence and get a small glimpse of the eternal glory we anticipate when Christ returns.
Since worship matters to God, we who worship Him, ought to give our lives to Him. As worship is more than singing to an acoustic guitar or with organ or piano playing old hymns. For music was never meant to be at the heart of worship. Worship is not a movement. However, there is an element where God’s people are drawn together in taking part in congregational singing.
To worship in Spirit and truth means we must come to God through the Spirit who brings life to our spirits and enables us to know, love, and worship God the Father through Jesus Christ. To truly worship God, we must first have hearts that are able to worship Him. No amount of singing will change our hearts. Only through the gospel can our hearts be changed to enjoy God forever.