What is worship in spirit and truth?
In a nutshell – to worship God with the help of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth.
"This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ--not by water alone, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies to this, because the Spirit is the truth. This is the one who came by water and blood--Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood." 1 John 5: 6
John 15:26, NLT: "'But I will send you the Advocate--the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me."
To worship is to love God
The scripture in Matthew 22: 37-40 tells us that we must love God first and then others.
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22: 37-40
I realized that I did not love God with all my heart, mind, and soul. So, how can I love God in that way was my thought.
The second scripture is found in John 4: 23-24.
"Yet the hour is coming and is now here when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. For the Father seeks such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth."
My journey of discovery through worship
My knowledge of worship before was of singing praise and worship songs in church on Sundays. Besides, I had no idea that I needed to worship God with my life. As an artist, I began with my search in the Bible, looking for the scriptures around music and singing.
During my search, the Holy Spirit guided me and took me on a journey of discovery in the Bible, which is still ongoing. Accordingly, I began finding the answers for my spiritual life, areas that I did not even know were lacking. I discovered that I needed to live a life dedicated to pleasing and bringing glory to God in every area of my life.
The first step to worship in spirit and truth is to be born again. Above all, you must accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour. He is the way, the truth, and the life. You must be a true worshipper – in spirit and truth.