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The Worshiper The Father Seeks

Updated on May 11, 2012

The Worshiper The Father Seeks

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit and his worshipers must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:23=24

Who are the true worshipers of God ? Are they the ones who come to church every Sunday and lift up their hands and sing worship songs to God.? Sunday after Sunday so many worshipers are filling the churches. Are all of them true worshipers whom the Father seeks ?

The truth is that you can never be a true worshiper whom the Father seeks unless you have a genuine born again experience. What is a born again experience ? It is not simply a change of Religion, but it involves a change of heart and mind. When one is born again, God’s seed is implanted in that person as it is written in I Peter 1:23; “For you have been born again not of perishable seed but of imperishable , through the living and enduring Word of God.”

God’s seed is implanted in a person through hearing of the Word of God. A person in order to be born again must hear the Word of God. For God’s Spirit is alive in God’s Word It is the Word that pierces and exposes the darkness of one’s heart.

A true worshiper of God is a born again person who has the Spirit of God living in him and who are living in the truth. He is not living a lie. He is somebody who has fully repented from his sinfulness , who made a 180 degree turn from darkness to light, and living in righteousness and truth of God’s Word. That is why he can worship the Father in spirit and in truth. He is the kind of worshiper the Father seeks. His worship is not merely lip service. It is an expression of his wholehearted devotion to God. And worship for him is a lifestyle.

Worship to God is not merely a lip service . It is observed in how you daily live your life . A true worshiper has ceased from sinning as his lifestyle. A true worshiper is living in holiness and righteousness. A true worshiper seeks daily to love God with all his heart, his soul, his mind and his strength. He has put away all the “idols of the heart” or anything that hinders his relationship with God. A true worshiper has ceased from living in self-centeredness and worldliness. He has ceased from coveting worldly things . He has completely surrendered his will to the Father.

Worship is more than just singing a song, lifting up your hands during praise and worship , it involves complete vow to the Father’s will. It involves total dethroning of the self-life and complete surrender to the Lordship of Christ... You can never be a true worshiper if you are still living for yourself . You can never be a true w orshiper of the living God if you are still busy pursuing your selfish ambitions. You must dethrone self from the center of your life and enthrone Christ as your king and master.

The Father seeks for true worshipers. He does not look for those with fine singing voices or for those who can play instruments very well. He looks to the heart of the worshiper. He looks for the one with a totally pure and consecrated heart.


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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      HI DeBorrah I am glad to hear from you again. I am blessed and greatly encouraged by your visit and comments. Thank you for paying a visit. May you be blessed today and always. Wishing you a great day today. Best regards.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      6 years ago

      Cristina, This is truly wonderful and inspiring! My soul is rejoicing! You have spoken the TRUTH in LOVE! It is so important that we consistently seek the will of the Lord for our lives daily! The Lord wants to spend time with us every day. He wants our life to be a life of worship! We were created for HIS GLORY!

      As you so wonderfully stated: “Worship is more than just singing a song, lifting up your hands during praise and worship, it involves complete vow to the Father’s will. It involves total dethroning of the self-life and complete surrender to the Lordship of Christ... You can never be a true worshiper if you are still living for yourself. You can never be a true worshiper of the living God if you are still busy pursuing your selfish ambitions. You must dethrone self from the center of your life and enthrone Christ as your king and master.” AMEN! AMEN!! & AMEN!!! The Lord wants a genuine ongoing up close and personal relationship with us! We must take the time to “Be STILL & KNOW!”

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful and encouraging narrative. It is always a pleasure. May our Heavenly Father give you JOY for the journey and may HIS PEACE rest upon you! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi skye2day I am glad to hear from you again. I am blessed by your visit. Your visit and comments are great source of encouragement to me.Thank you always for keeping in touch. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

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      skye2day 

      6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Cristina my precious sister. Your words flow in the fresh and living water of Jesus Christ. My heart sings in joy as I type. Truly the power of the Holy Spirit shines on your page. Praise to God. It is like I love God more, the more I love Him, the more I want to know Him, the more I know Him, the more I love Him. The love keeps growing. This is a beautiful writing Cristina.

      I love ya In Christ Jesus, sister. Hugs galore.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave Matthews I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Yes I agree with you that singing a song to God is also important. It is an expression of what is in our hearts. A grateful heart has a singing heart. A worshiping heart has a singing heart. Yes if we love God indeed we will sing songs for Him. Thank you for this reminder. May you always be blessed. Best regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Hello teaches12345 I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for visiting this hub. I am greatly blessed and encouraged by your visit. A true christian who has a genuine relationship with God is a true worshiper of God in Spirit and in truth. It is only by the grace of God we become true worshipers of God. Before we find Him, it is He who has been seeking us all these years.

      Truly His love is wonderful. Blessings to you always and your family.

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      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      AMEN! dear sister Cristina. Although things like singing, when performed from the heart for God is important as a form of worship, because we are utilizing that special gift God has provided, true worship must begin in the heart, for as you point out God is spirit, and seeks that which comes from our hearts in the form of love.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      You statement "It is an expression of his wholehearted devotion to God. And worship for him is a lifestyle." is the whole idea in a nutshell. Sacrifice, repentence leads to a complete restoration to God. Then we understand what it is to truly worship in in spirit and truth. I so enjoyed reading your hub, it was encouraging to me. Voted way up!

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