“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.””
John 4:23-24 NKJV
“(In Heaven) Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”” Revelation 4:9-11 NKJV
I often wonder why I have a daily, strong desire to worship God. Yes, it’s every day. I actually get tense now when I don’t read His Word, listen to a sermon(s), pray to Him, thank Him and want to be close to Him.
Then, I realized why this desire is so strong. It’s because I’m truly saved! God is changing me from the inside out. It’s truly a transformation as Jeremiah 15:16 states:
“Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.”
Jeremiah 15:16 NKJV
Before being reborn, I had no desire to read the Bible. If I prayed once a year, I was doing well. When I pray daily, it’s now with intensity, truth and sincerity. The prayers just naturally come. Most of the time, my prayers are thanking Him and telling Him how blessed I am by Him. It’s almost like what happens in Heaven as described in the Book of Revelation. Before, I prayed because everyone else was doing it. I just didn’t want to be the odd man out so I would bow my head to look good. Now, I realize I was self deceived into thinking I had any relationship with God. I was self-deceived that I was even saved.
Do you get that thirst to read His Word daily? Do you have a strong desire to pray every day even if it’s just to thank Him? When you pray in a group are you doing it with meaning or because “it’s expected” from you?
Gods wants true worshippers. Those who thirst for the living waters every day. Those who deep within thirst to be with Him and glorify Him. If you don’t have those daily yearnings, you should do what Paul says:
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.” II Corinthians 13:5 NKJV
by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor