Know God Better
“But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.” - John 4:23 NLT
Thoughts for Today
Worship is the key to experiencing a deepening knowledge of God. Praise is a declaration of who God is. Worship is an encounter with who God is. God makes himself known to worshipping people.
In today's scripture, Jesus says the Father is looking for people who will worship him in spirit and in truth. In worship, we follow the lead of the Holy Spirit. We interact with the choreography of the Spirit.
God is calling us to worship him . . . calling us to humble ourselves before him . . . calling us to know him better.
Consider this ...
When you focus on God, how much time do you spend asking for needs to be met? Perhaps even thanking him for all he has done. These things are good . . . they are important. But how much time do you spend simply worshipping God? Getting better acquainted. Listening. Basking in his presence. Praising him not only for what he has done but for who he is.
As you draw near to God in worship, he will draw near to you. You will grow to know him better. You will become more aware he is love . . . he is truth . . . he is wisdom. You will become more aware of his compassion, his power, his mercy, his holiness, and so much more. Instead of having head knowledge about his character, you will experience it.
Father, I want to know you better. I want to worship you in spirit and in truth. Help me draw away from the distractions of life and take time to focus on you. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from ...
A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him by Dr. Mike Chapman. This study teaches participant how to move into God's inner circle, how to listen for the voice of God, how to enjoy the freedom of worship, and how to embrace the mission of worship. This 45-minute format will accommodate groups with limited meeting times. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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