A few years ago, someone sent me a CD titled Authentic Worship. As I thought about those words, I could not help but think about the need for our worship to be real and true. I mentioned before that I attended a youth revival at Bethel Deliverance Church where a preacher asked those who had never spoken in tongue, to come to the altar. When they came up, she explained what it meant to speak in tongue, and then she said, “Don’t play with it.” In other words, she was saying, “Don’t fake speaking in tongue, be sincere and real.” This is true with every aspect of worship. We should not copy someone else’s worship style. Our worship should be from a heart of genuine praise. In John 4:23, we find these words:
“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.”
Jesus, the Master Teacher, gives a clear description of true worship. He says, “For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and in truth.” Worship is not so much that we are looking for God, but that He is looking for us. Our willingness to be open to His speaking to us opens us to engage in the beauty of worship. When you get a chance, read this entire chapter. Prayerfully, each of us will recognize that worship is sacred and should be expressed from the depths of our hearts. Keep in mind that we cannot truly worship God with any type of malice or ill feeling towards another brother or sister, because this prevents our hearts from being completely open to Him. It is my prayer that each of our hearts will always be completely open to Him, and He will always be pleased with our true and sincere worship.