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.”
John Calvin has stated, ‘the greatest goal of our existence is to worship God.’ However, the realities of living in a fallen world make worship
difficult, especially when we try to bring worship into everyday life. We struggle with daily experiences, music styles, the value of music, and the pressures of life crowding out real worship.
Our daily walk can wear us down and significantly impact our worship. From time to time, we all experience setbacks in our desire to experience God in worship. We need to have an eternal purpose of worship. Considering Jesus’ interactions with the woman at the well in John 4, we can see that He is searching for true worshipers from all walks of life and all places. He reminds us that worship is ultimately about God and that to worship truly we must worship in Spirit and in truth.
Our encouragement is that one day we will be in the unveiled presence of God. Remembering this reminds us that we won’t always
struggle with worship and that overcoming those struggles will build anticipation for the life to come. In addition, we will worship with glorified bodies. There will be no sin to divide us, no physical weakness to hinder our physical expressions of worship, and no fleshly desires to distract us. And we will no longer separate adoration and action. We won’t see a disconnection between Sunday morning worship and everyday obedience because “every choice and action will be shaped and compelled by a desire to delight in, magnify, and draw attention to Jesus.
Let us walk by faith not by sight, as we worship God in Spirit & Truth!