(KJV,) ST. JOHN 4:23-24
(23) But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
(24) God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
ATTITUDES OF GRATITUDES
Brethren, humanity as an entity, was created for purposes of our Father, we live on earth to fulfill those purposes; while we do his will, we rightfully possess what he has already given for us to enjoy since his creation of the world; refer to book of Genesis 1:28-30: however, the question is, what is his major purpose for our lives?, his major purpose is, for humanity to reverence and worship him alone; subsequently, recognise him as the only Almighty Father, creator of the universe, have one on one Father and children relationships with him, and nothing else, but enjoy his blessings, love, live peaceably on earth with one another.
Worship matters to our Father, it does not matter where, how, we worship him; what matters to him, is ours reverencing him, he is everywhere, sees our movements, knows what is in our hearts, and rewards accordingly: inferentially, when Cain and Abel brought offerings before our Father, their offerings was signs of respects, worships, appreciations for what he has manifested through their own self-efforts, they recognised that though they physically work those blessings, it was our Father who made it possible for them to have those blessings; therefore, they both gave thanks to him out of what he has provided; if our Father does not care about what we do with his blessings, he would not have received the offerings of Abel, but rejected that of Cain; refer to Genesis 4, for detailed information regarding this matter.
Anytime we offer thanks to our Father, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we reverence, worship, glorify him, that we appreciate his presence, manifestations in our lives, and trust him to continue to sustain our lives on earth; on human perception, when we extend love gestures to others, and receive appreciations for what we might have done, though we may not expect their "thank yous!", when they offer thanks, we feel appreciated and want to do more for them; it is the same concept of our Father, whenever we show reverence, obey his words, worship him, he shines his mercies, favors, blessings mightily upon our lives; however, if we should worship him, let us not worship him relunctantly, as if we are doing him favors, that he should be happy that we did worship him, with that types of mindsets, we cannot receive blessings from Jesus Christ; our Father will turn away from our worships, for it is not really our worship that matters most to him, it is our hearts, attitudes towards our worships that matters most to him; also, our Father does not force himself on anyone to worship him, if we desire to worshp him, let us not feel disgruntled, but worship him cheerfully, wholeheartedly, without expectations, trust and believe, receive covenanted blessings of father Abraham, given through his faithfulness to our Father when he asked him to sacrifice his son Isaac as burntofferings upon the altar, Abraham obeyed, worshipped, passed the test, and was counted for him as righteousness, refer to book of Genesis chapter 22: for detailed informations on the subject; therefore, let us worship our Father diligently through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, have peace, joy, and everlasting blessings.
Dearly beloved, if we should worship our Father, it is important that we worship him in spirits and in truth; tell me how?, very simple, first of all, let us have attitudes of gratitudes, perceive that he is sitting right above us, looking down at our worships, ready to give out his blessings for reverencing him; ask ourselves, how does he feels, about how we approach his throne of grace?, what types of hearts, gratitudes and attitudes do we approach him with?: secondly, further ask ourselves, do we approach him with humble or prideful spirits?, do we show up to worship, because a special guest will be in attendance, are we there to meet with friends, associate, enjoy treats of the day?, are we there to worship him or show ourselves to others?, are our hearts clear before him, or our hearts are engulfed with grudges and malices of people who have offended us, but we have not forgiven them?; though, it is important to worship him, let us not worship him in vains, however, worship him with clear consciences, mindsets, that we may receive his covenanted blessings forever and evermore: let us worship the our Father in the beauty of his holiness! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.