Daily Devotional
Do You Worship in Spirit?

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:24

Ponder This

Have you ever thought about what the Bible commands you to do? How are you going to do what the Bible commands? You don’t have the strength to do it. For example, Ephesians 5:19-20 says, “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” But the reality is, none of us will live like this in our own strength. In our worship lives, we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Why? Because God is Spirit and they who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

Have you ever been in a worship service where people are trying to worship God in the flesh? It’s just some kind of a circus, and it’s a program. How tedious and how tasteless that is. But you’ve also been in worship services where those who are leading the worship are filled with God’s blessed Holy Spirit, and the people are singing praises to God, and they’re worshiping God in spirit and in truth. The only way you can truly worship God is to worship Him in the power of His Spirit.

  • How would you describe the difference between worshiping God in the power of the Holy Spirit and in your own power?
  • Reflect on different experiences you’ve had with both of these.

Practice This

Take a walk outside today, asking God to fill you with His Spirit and to lead you to worship Him as you observe creation all around you.