What the HECK is Worship???

John 4:19-26

Woman: 19 Sir, it is obvious to me that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped here on this mountain, but Your people say that Jerusalem is the only place for all to worship. Which is it?

Jesus: 21-24 Woman, I tell you that neither is so. Believe this: a new day is coming—in fact, it’s already here—when the importance will not be placed on the time and place of worship but on the truthful hearts of worshipers. You worship what you don’t know while we worship what we do know, for God’s salvation is coming through the Jews. The Father is spirit, and He is seeking followers whose worship is sourced in truth and deeply spiritual as well. Regardless of whether you are in Jerusalem or on this mountain, if you do not seek the Father, then you do not worship.

Woman: 25 These mysteries will be made clear by He who is promised, the Anointed One.

Jesus: 26 The Anointed is speaking to you. I am the One you have been looking for.

(The Voice)

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What is worship? Do you know? I did know at one time but I don’t think I know anymore. From the verses above it seems this same condition existed in the days of Jesus … Jesus is talking to the “woman at the well” and they are having a discussion on worship, at least that is what appears to be happening on the surface, however there is something much deeper taking place in this story… as there usually is in His teachings… 

As we see from the text, Jesus tells this lady “Believe this: a new day is coming—in fact, it’s already here—when the importance will not be placed on the time and place of worship but on the truthful hearts of worshipers.” …. Do you see that?

Well, you know I must ask… when is that day? …Jesus said it is ALREADY HERE?? …A day when the importance will not be on the place or the time, the music or the color of the carpet. A day when the importance will not be on the preacher or the message or the doctrines and creeds…

Ok, Jesus didn’t say all those things… but maybe He was thinking it…

Jesus did say the importance of worship would be on the truthful hearts of worshipers. Wonder what He means by that.??    He is also saying: ….If you are not seeking the Father, you are not worshipping!!! …Wow those are strong statements are they not?? …How does that affect what you consider worship today?  I know it changed my mind quite some time ago…

Now, I am not saying I have all the answers because I do not… I am very much still Just Thinking about this subject… but I am thinking about it and asking about it and seeking Our Father about it, so, I know eventually I will get the answer…

One thing does come to mind and I would like to share it with you.  If there was One Person on earth who ever had Worship correct it would be Jesus… don’t you think? …As I ponder, these words keep coming up… “I do nothing, I do not see my Father do and I say nothing, I do not hear my Father say”  Does that sound like someone who is seeking the Father?  His Father, our Father?

There is so much more that I could say but I think the truth is we, you and I must begin to seek our Father to find true worship… I also know this will not happen until and unless we really turn our hearts to God and begin seeking Him with all we are and all we have…

You see, I am coming to believe that Worship is not something that we do, as much as, it is someone we are..?. and everything we do, wherever we are is worship if we are seeking after and searching for God our Father in it… I often find Him more within what I am doing than I do without, and that is when true worship takes place in the heart of the worshiper… when I suddenly see Him doing what I am doing… and hear Him saying what I am saying and know He has been there all along…

The lady at the well was looking for someone else to come and reveal the mysteries of worship woman.wellto her. What she did not recognize was the One to Worship was the same One telling her How to Worship… The One she has waiting for was there… waiting on her to realize that Worship was happening then, right there where the two of them were… I don’t think she got it then, but I do believe she realized it later..

I believe someday, maybe Today, Now… we will get it too!!!

Love in Him!

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John 16:12-15

12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

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