Are you Delighting in the Truth- In His Word?

Are you Delighting in Truth in His Word ? 5-15-17

Do you think about the songs you sing in 
your church, or on the radio? Do you sing what you mean and mean what you sing? Or is it just a catchy tune and fun to do?

I can’t get enough time with the Lord lately it seems, I try to spend time walking and talking, reading and praying but it never seems to be enough to keep my heart calm, my mind from wandering to the next item on my list and rarely enough peace to pass the turmoil of life around me.  In church this week we sang a song that said we can’t get enough of God our Savior, and I could really relate to that, but then again it made me think; is it God I can’t get enough of or the rest of the ‘stuff’ I just listed?  What do I want from God?
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
 Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4

Can I honestly say I am trusting in the Lord and doing good? I do not always ‘do good’, but I do desire to feed on His faithfulness!

There is an old Chorus we used to sing that went something like this; “I delight to do your will O’Lord, I delight to do Your will… and to walk with thee is not grievous to me I delight to do your will…  This is my heart’s desire today is to do His will in all that I do. This includes when I sing praise and worship songs; they are sung as unto the Lord so I sing them from my heart in spirit and in truth.

For they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
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 truth.” John 4:22-24

When we worship we must give over our selfish desires of ‘fun church worship service’ and really enter in to prayer and worship otherwise we are only half there. If I lift my hands just because the worship leader says to, I am not worshiping in spirit and in truth. I am worshiping in the flesh, though obedient to the leadership I am not truly worshiping unless I feel lead to lift my hands in worship and praise Him from my heart as well.

It is my desire to worship in truth; to lift my hands because I truly want to, to think of Him and His goodness, to seek His face not the face of the one next to me or the person on the platform; when I worship Him in truth, all else will fade away.

Our attitudes can influence us so easily as well; then we are not worshiping in Spirit and in truth. We need to put aside the things that hinder us; the people, the volume, the type of music we hear; and focus on Jesus, seek His face in worship.

Our lives are a tool of worship as well, when we walk according to His will, doing what He would have us do instead of what is comfortable to us or what looks like fun, then we are worshiping Him in spirit and in truth as well!
Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference because we get caught up in the experience of those around us and get excited without having our own ‘encounter with the Holy Spirit’; unless we have a personal knowledge, hands on, in His face kind of relationship with God then we are just along for the ride.
When start to worship we should pray;
Lord let me be an instrument unto thee, and instrument of praise! Let me worship You in all that I do. Let me lead by example let those around me see my worship of you. Let them see that I am following Your lead.

I don’t mean that we should be putting on a show, but when we enter in to true worship the younger Christians around you will see you worshiping, though our focus is not on this; we must know that we are leading them. If we are just 
dancing for the fun of it then we are not being a good example. If we are living life for our selves and not for the will of God in our lives then we are not worshiping in truth. We are fooling ourselves if we think this is true.
True worship is living a life for God to get the glory in all that we do; as unto the Lord.

Let’s try this week to focus on being truthful with ourselves, to look up in the Word and find the things we need to know that will strengthen our resolve to walk closer to Jesus and to live a life of worship unto Him.
 Let’s look for the keys to the kingdom and walk in His will as we study the Bible , our Word of God.
Then as we walk it out, we will be worshiping in truth, and as we fellowship with Him via the Holy Spirit within is we will be worshiping in Spirit and in truth!

Thank You heavenly Father for allowing Your Holy Spirit to dwell within us and guide us in worship. Help us to mean what we say, sing and live that we may live in Truth. In Jesus name, amen.

Suggested Reading: Psalm 37:1-40, John 4:1-54, and Psalm 40:1-17