Worship Him In His Word 2-4-13

Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth

You will show me the path of life;in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand re pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11

Have you ever noticed that when you are truly in the depths of worship that you feel no pain and nothing interrupts you? It is as if you are in His throne-room kneeling or standing at the foot of the King of Kings. I have been in Camp meetings when people would worship Him for hours on end. I am not talking about the times when the Worship Team is performing for us and we do the obedient thing to lift our hands, not that that is not always worshiping,  but when you stand there forgetting all things around you, all sorrow, all pain, all annoying crying babies or coughing adults. When you know you are standing in His presence there truly is fullness of joy. 

True worship is done from the heart not just the mind or posture. And when you worship Him in spirit and in truth you will walk away changed.

'You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 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 in truth.' John 4:22-25

When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:7

Our Lord is calling us all to His presence today that we may worship Him in spirit and in truth.
In Spirit- when we worship the Lord in the spirit, we release to Him all those distractions so He can spend time communicating with us.

Some of my favorite times have been when I am standing in His presence not asking for anything just knowing that He is there. In such times the housework, the written words, the family's needs and any pain is gone, completely and totally from our thoughts we can bask in His presence.
In that place, the holy of hollies that Jesus made possible for us to walk into we can feel whole, loved and healed.
The upright shall dwell in Your presence. Psalm 140:13

What a great way to start the day! What a splendid way to start the week; spending time in His presence worshiping the Lord from the heart.
When Moses was in God's presence there was a change that happened in his life; it came from the heart. As with anything or anyone important in the Bible Moses' transformation was done through the heart. With our heats we believe and with our tongues we confess that Jesus is Lord. Romans 10:10

This morning as most mornings I put on my music and began to take a walk. The difference this morning is that as I returned I kept the headphones on and instead of going to write this devotional I cleaned, did my dishes and such without pain. I realized that walking with worship music had ushered me into His presence today. My focus was not on the pain in my shoulder, nor was it on the work to be done but I did it just the same and did a good job!
When I stopped, I took off my head phones as I realized I had not had any difficulty in doing anything while the music was on. I just worshiped the Lord in all I did!
Wow, it was that easy. I should mention the rest of life returned pretty much to normal once I stopped worshiping, and allowed life to come back into the main focus and it made me realize just how deep I was in worship that I could shut everything else out.

You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence. Acts 2:28

This week we need to make our focus to remember that when the world gets us down, and it will get us down from time to time; we can know that God is with us in all that we do He is only a heart song away.
For years many people have written songs about worshiping the Lord right where you are. If you are at work, stick in some headphones, or only one if you need to be listening for phones or something. Just try it and see what a difference it makes in your day.
If you are shopping, you can use headphones too. If you are driving to work you can put in a CD, hook up your iPod or turn on the radio and find music that worships the Lord in song; then tune in your heart.
The Truth- we need to worship Him with our heart. I call this a heart-song because for me at least, my heart sings out with joy and peace overwhelms me when I spend time in true worship.
So how do I worship Him in spirit and in truth?
Provide the time, turn on the music, and give Him your attention. Allow your heart to feel the love you have for the Lord,. Remind yourself that its just you and He in the room and enjoy His presence as you sing to Him, or just sit or stand there telling Him of your thankfulness. It is more than a prayer, its as if your heart is reaching out to the Lord with a huge hug.

Sometimes after a good time in worship I walk away feeling as if I am floating on the clouds, as if I were physically in His presence. Truth is my humanness keeps me on the ground more often than not because I allow many things to get in the way of Him. Housework, writing, teaching, planning the next event... there are always things that will get in the way of our hearts. Lets try not to clutter it up but to give God some space to draw us into His presence.
Take a moment right now; close your eyes.
Start thanking Him for His goodness, lift your hands or bow your head or just stay straight that part doesn't matter; just keep your focus on Him. Spend at least 5 minutes a day in worship and your day will go splendidly better.
He will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him. He wants our hearts and our minds to be focused on Him today. Lets worship Him as we walk in His Word, and in His love today.

Dear Heavenly Father, we give you our hearts, our souls and our minds to draw into Your presence. We ask that you would call us that we would walk in Your presence each day in whatever we do that it would be done as unto You, in Jesus name. Amen

Romans 11: 1-36, Romans 12:1-21, Psalm 73:1-28 and Psalm 68:1-35