TOPIC: IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth (reality). – JOHN 4:24 (AMPC)
We communicate with God through our
spirit. Jesus said in our verse for today that
we must worship God in spirit and in truth.
Being totally and completely truthful with
God is one of the ways we can develop
intimacy with Him.
He knows everything about us anyway, so
there is no reason to not be totally honest
with Him. Tell Him how you feel, what you
have done wrong, and what your desires
are. Talk to God honestly as you Would a
good, trusted friend. There are times when
I know God wants me to do a thing and I
tell Him honestly that I don’t want to do it,
but that I will do it in obedience to Him and
because I love Him. Pretense and a close relationship with God will not work. A friend of mine once told me that although she knew she should give financially into the kingdom of God that truthfully, she did not want to.
God’s Word is truth. He says what He means and means what He says. When we
do something wrong, we must be totally
honest with God about it. Call sin what it is.
If you were greedy, call it greed. If you were
jealous, call it jealousy. If you lied, call it a
faith. When we worship God, we must do so from the spirit and do it with all truth, sincerity, and honesty.
If we feel a friend is being untruthful, we often say, “Get real,” meaning that we are asking them to stop pretending and just be honest. I think God wants the same thing from us.
PRAYER STARTER: Father, I want to be obedient to You in all ways, but I will need help if l’m going to be successful. Please show me when I’m intentionally “missing You because I don’t want to do something,
and please help me be completely honest
with You, amen.