|“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)
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RELATIONSHIP: What is worship?
Relationship, in its simplest form, means "to be connected or enjoy kinship.' That is, relationship is a two-way street. I receive the life of Christ and I give back to Him and He receives from me! As believers, we are called to live in relationship with Jesus Christ. He is real and alive and desires an intimate and ever-deepening relationship with each one of us. So, worship is literally to 'acknowledge the worth of something.' But, what does that mean? I personally believe that worship is living out my relationship with God through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Proverbs 3:5-6 says:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."
In other words, if I seek to know Him in, with, and through every aspect of my life, He will direct my paths. He wants to be intimately involved in my life!
God is Creator. We are the creation. The creation always reflects the heart of the one that created it! All that was created by God was created to bring Him glory. Worship is an act of confession. Our outward life is merely a reflection of our inward life - who we really are. If we do not outwardly confess Christ, aren't we really denying Him?
God knows our heart, but the act of expression is important for life to take place. Worship is an act of communication and an expression of relationship.