Today’s Promise

May 23, 2024

Worship that Pleases God

But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
John 4:23

As a Christian, you have the unique ability to worship God in a way that pleases Him. Only you can worship Him in spirit and truth. No other creature can praise and worship the Lord like you.

The trees of the field and even the stars in the sky bring praise and glory to God. The angels and all creation worship God, but as a follower of Christ, you bring a special type of worship that God seeks.

Jesus said that to please God with real worship, we must worship Him in spirit and truth. 

Real worship is spirit-based.

Jesus said real worship begins in the spirit. Religion is all about the activity of worship. Many people confuse religious rituals with God-pleasing worship. True worship is more spiritual than it is physical. True worship is all about the heart. God-pleasing worship isn’t about the music or if you raise your hands. It isn’t about the style, the posture, or even the volume. God-pleasing worship is the grateful heart of the believer expressing thankfulness to the loving heavenly Father. Spirit-based worship is all about worshiping from the heart.

Real worship is based on truth.

Honesty is the beginning point of God-pleasing worship. It’s not about performance or ritual but heartfelt expressions of praise. God doesn’t care about how well you sing or even if you can carry a tune. He is never impressed with your ability to worship. He is more interested in your honesty in worship.

A person with an ungrateful or bitter heart will never be a true worshiper. Before you can truly worship, your heart must be clean and honest before Him. Truthful worship must come from a sincere and thankful heart. There is never a place for pretense or ego when it comes to true worship.

God loves it when His children come to Him in thankful praise and worship.

Look at this promise once again.

But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. – John 4:23

Make these confessions.

  • I worship God in spirit and truth.
  • I gratefully express my thanks and praise to Him.
  • My worship must begin in my heart.
  • God loves it when I worship him in honesty, from a pure heart.

In Jesus’ Name,

What type of worshiper are you? Today, spend some time worshipping and thanking the Lord for all His blessings. Don’t worry about how to worship or if you are doing it right. Just focus on lifting your praise and thanksgiving from a genuine, thankful heart. That is the worship that pleases the Father.

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What is your favorite way of worshipping the Lord? (Share your experience in the comments below.) 


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  1. Omer May 23, 2024 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Listening to sermons and Concentrating in his word.

  2. Karen May 23, 2024 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Reading my daily devotionals and learning more about the Bible 🙏

  3. Kier S May 23, 2024 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Gratitude. Thank you, God. For everything.

  4. Travis Johnson May 23, 2024 at 10:00 am - Reply

    What a blessing to know we can PLEASE the Almighty God, our Father by honestly coming before Him in humble adoration, expressing thanksgiving and praise to Him.

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