Are you doubting your worship to God? Are you wondering if your worship is real?
The holy spirit has guided me into sharing with you what true worship is? This post is on my blog and somehow relates to this topic too. But this is a whole different post that I would be writing about as the holy spirit leads me.
We love to worship God. I believe it is our desire and purpose to worship Him with all our lives. However, sometimes we wonder if the way we worship is real or fake, we wonder if God is watching, pleased and enjoys our worship. Worship is not easy and especially worshiping a holy God in spirit and in truth is harder. Because we can not lie to God, He sees the depth of our hearts and therefore He knows those whose worship is real or not. Brethren we can still worship God in all the right ways and forms but when it’s not real to God. This is why God is looking for true worshippers not just worshippers.
How do I know if my worship is not real?
True worship has no doubts or questioning thus if it’s real and genuine. If you constantly keep questioning your worship to God then it may be the holy spirit convicting you that either you are not doing it right or it isn’t real. Those whose worship is real, know its real! and are confident that God enjoys and receives their worship.
Where is your heart?
Isaiah 29:13 Therefore the Lord said: Inasmuch as these people draw near to me with their mouths and honor me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from me, and their fear towards me is taught by the commandment of men.
First, ask yourself where is your heart? It’s important to be mindful of our hearts before we even worship God. God sits in our hearts and it is the heart that has control over everything. This is why the location, position, and condition of our heart matters when or during our worship to God. We can worship God in the right ways, singing, thanking, praising, giving and serving Him, but if our heart is not there, it’s not real to God. its simply wasting time. WHY? because the heart is somewhere else, it’s not with God. its the heart that shows us who we truly are not the appearance. So if we worship God on the outside and not inside, we are not doing it right which makes it fake. We must check our hearts brethren, we must let our hearts worship God not our lips. When our worship is from the heart, it is sincere, beautiful and real!. It becomes a sweet-smelling aroma to GOD. He delights in it and receives it.
Is your worship God’s way?
Mathew 15: 9 And in vain they worship me, Teaching as doctrines the commandment of men.
Our worship becomes empty when it is not in accordance with God’s word or His way. sometimes we can be misled by other people who tell us to worship God this way and that way. This may not line up with God’s word. It may be their own ideas but change them into God’s commands. This is why it’s crucial to test the spirit. We shouldn’t be doing what everyone is doing or following the crowd. But we must be alert and sensitive to the Holy Spirit. He will show us when we are being deceived, or when that isn’t the right way. He will convict us which sometimes leads us to question if our worship is real. Listen to the Holy Spirit and obey Him. Our worship becomes real and true by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Is there deceit on your lips or in your heart?
Psalm 17: 1 Hear a just cause, O Lord, Attend to my cry; Give ear to my prayer that is not from deceitful lips.
Our worship cannot be real from a deceitful tongue or heart. God cannot hear it, He detests it because it is not truthful. Jesus said that those who worship God must worship Him in Spirit and truth John 4:24. David knew that God wouldn’t attend to his prayer if it was not in truth. God is a God of truth so everything we do must be done in truth. Our lifestyle of worship must be truthful, As we worship God with our lives, at times we can be distracted, tempted to sin, attacked with challenges which can be difficult to worship God. During these moments, you know you have to worship God regardless what you going through, it is tough but this is where your worship becomes real and sweeter. However, it should be sincere. Brethren If we still love the world and do everything of the world and the pleasures of the flesh, how can we worship God in truth? Our lives must totally change to another direction. We must totally turn away from sin. Our worship won’t be real if we still live in sin and allowing it to rule us. God is a holy God and desires us to be holy. Jesus is the truth, HIS word is the truth, we should live according to HIS word. His word will guide and enlighten our paths removing every deceitful habit or ways in us thus making our worship genuine and pleasing to God.
How can I make it right?
We cannot worship God in Spirit and in truth without the Holy Spirit and Jesus. The Holy Spirit helps us to worship God in spirit for He is the spirit. and Jesus helps us to worship God in truth for He is the truth and the word of God. The Holy Spirit and Jesus make us become true worshipers whom God is looking for. Let us yield to them and be obedient to them that’s when our worship is complete, real and beautiful.
Longing for worship to be real and pleasing to God is beautiful in the sight of God. We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But repentance brings us back to God. A broken and a contrite heart, God will not despise. Psalm 51:17. Let us repent and yield to the holy spirit to empower and enable us to worship God in Spirit and in truth genuinely with all our lives.
God bless you.