Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, “You worship that which you do not know; we worship that which we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
But an hour is coming, and now is when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:22-24)
It’s not about knowing the Law. It’s about seeking the Father. It’s about knowing the Father. It’s about worshiping the Father in spirit and truth — not law, rules, or catechism. It’s about Jesus who is all truth and it’s about worshiping with a pure heart and in love.
The Father seeks these kinds of worshipers. The Father seeks true worshipers (John 4:23).
I want to be one of those whom the Father is seeking. I want to worship Him in spirit and truth.
It’s so easy for me as a perfectionist to get caught up in doing it right. I’ve said it before, and I need to say it to myself again and again: it’s not about me getting it right. It’s about me pretty much always getting it wrong and God getting it right.
He’s perfect, not me. He makes all things beautiful in time, not me (Ecclesiastes 3:11). He is strong when I’m weak, not me (2 Corinthians 12:9-11). He gets the glory, not me.
I reflect Him. He shines through me. I walk in the Spirit and love like Jesus. I worship Him in spirit and in truth.
I don’t have to know or understand. I need to worship in spirit and in truth.
God is spirit. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).
All my care, all my worries, all my fixes for all my current troubles, I give to Him. He’ll get it right.
All my rules, all my theologies, all my attempts to define God, I give to Him. And I worship Him. I walk in love. I seek my Father and He seeks me.