By: Derick Brown
John 4:21-24 – “Jesus replied, “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. 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. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.””
Do you “get” worship?
It’s a simple question but I believe that it is something that many Christian teens struggle with. What is worship? Why do we worship? What should it look like?
I believe that Jesus was telling us that real worship is more than sacrifice. It is more than giving. It is more than loving others. I believe that Jesus was telling us that true worship can’t be faked. That true worship starts within. In the deepest parts of our soul. True worship starts in our spirit.
We will never find fulfillment in physical acts of worship until we allow God to light us up from the inside. True worship starts with giving everything we have, everything that we are to God and allowing him to have his way. Until our innermost being is motivated by love for God, our outward actions are just actions.
So I guess the real question is, do you burn?