THE HEART OF A TRUE WORSHIPER
Read: John 4: 21-24 Meditation verse:
Worship is an expression of our love for God, who He is to us and our need for Him. True worship should reflect how we truly feel about God. There can be no pretense in the place of worship. Your mouth must profess what your heart longs for. One of the reasons God described David as a man after His own heart was that David was intentional and truthful in his worship of God. He chose his words carefully to express his deepest feelings and yearnings in the place of worship. One time he said, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” (Psalm 42:1-2). Another time he said, “Bless the Lord, o my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name” (Psalm 103:1). Most chapters in the book of Psalm were expressions of his love and need for God. I came across a beautiful piece in the “Woman Thou Art Loosed” edition of the bible authored by Bishop T D Jakes, which exemplifies the heart of a true worshiper:
“God is a spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24)
God, You alone are King of my heart.
Yours is the breast my tears find their way to. You are Counselor, Comforter, Captain of all my ways. You are the Searcher of my heart, the Keeper of my secrets, the Giver of my dreams. You are all the wonder that is love to me- my most intimate Companion, Dweller in the deepest parts of me. We walk together now and through all eternity-Father and child, King and prince/princess, Savior, and saint. Heaven and earth. The most natural conversation of my day is prayer. You are my favorite Friend. I love You deeply my Lord.
My Hero, my Helper, my Confidant, my Friend. You are the great and only Lover of my soul. My solace, my Listener, my Amazing One. Protector, Provider, Supreme Sacrificer, Source of life and love and all good gifts. You are the River that runs through me, the Rock of Ages beneath me, the God of Glory above me, the Spirit of Life within me. My heart beats for You. Yours is the love that I lean on. Yours is the hand that I reach for.
Are you a true worshiper?
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.