Today’s Promise

April 12, 2023

Worship God in Spirit and Truth

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
John 4:24

True Worshippers

God calls you and me to be true worshippers. Through Christ, we worship Him in spirit and truth. God seeks out those who worship Him.

One day, Jesus met a woman at a well on the edge of town. As their conversation drew on, the woman asked Jesus where was the “right” place to worship.

Jesus answered by saying that a time would come when where you worship wouldn’t be as important as how you worship. Worship has more to do with the attitude of the heart than the location.

So many Christians get caught up in the formality and tradition of worship. They think worship has to happen at a particular time or place. They believe you must worship in a certain way or only with a specific style of music. They see the church building as the only true place to worship God.

Jesus changed everything with this conversation. He broke through traditions and religion. Jesus said there are only two requirements for worship. God-honoring worship must be done in spirit and truth.

Worship in Spirit and Truth

God is spirit, and true worship begins in your heart. Worship isn’t about music, singing, or the style or the instrumentation. You can worship God with a guitar or pipe organ. True worship is your expression of love and gratitude to God.

Worshipping in truth, has two aspects. Worshipping in truth, means you come to God in the way He requires.

Some people think God will hear you as long as you are sincere. God says you only come to Him through His son, Jesus Christ. True worship, no matter how sincere, must always line up with God’s Word.

The other second aspect of worshipping in truth has to do with your heart. You must worship the Lord with a genuine heart. You can sing worship songs all day long, but if your heart isn’t focused on God, you’re wasting your time. Worship without honesty is no worship at all.

You can worship God in the grandest cathedral or a grass hut – you can be part of a large crowd or watching online in your pajamas.

Worshipping in spirit and truth is worshipping God through the name of Jesus with an open and honest heart before God.

Look at that promise once again.

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. – John 4:24

Make these confessions.

  • I can worship God wherever I am.
  • I worship the Lord through the name of Jesus.
  • When I worship, my heart focuses on God.
  • God accepts my worship when I worship Him with an honest and sincere heart.

In Jesus’ name,

As a follower of Christ, you know that when you come to God in prayer or worship, you must come in spirit and in truth.

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When you worship, are you worshipping in spirit and truth? (Share your story in the comment section below)

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  1. MARGARET EVANS April 14, 2023 at 3:51 am - Reply

    The Daily Promise is very meaningful to me. God bless you and your ministry..

  2. Omer Hughes April 14, 2023 at 9:28 am - Reply

    It is very important that l get a very needed blessing from the Daily Promise. Thank GOD and Billy Taylor

  3. Madeline Foster April 14, 2023 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Yes, we CAN worship anywhere, everybsecond of the day & night. But we NEED the community of church to grow as Christians, to help each other as they help us.

    “And let us consider together how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

    “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16

    • Billy Taylor April 20, 2023 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      I agree wholeheartedly. We need each other, and we need the fellowship of the church. Amen!

  4. David Soldan April 14, 2023 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I look forward every morning to read and meditate with the daily promise.
    God bless you Billy Taylor and God bless your ministry.

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