In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. [Gen 7:11]
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. [John 7:38]
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. [John 4:24]
Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me. [Psalm 42:7]
We are called to worship in spirit and in truth.
Worshipping in Truth
Worship the Lord with integrity. You don’t need to be someone else when you worship, come as you are before the throne of God. If you come to worship, and feel you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, take heart, King David, an amazing worshipper knew that same experience. God doesn’t want us to fake joy to please Him, but He does call us to lay our burdens down. This doesn’t mean that you pretend everything is great, it means acknowledge before God what is happening, but then as David does in Psalm 103, turn your focus to how awesome, kind and gracious God is. Once you have acknowledged your burden, don’t pick it back up again, let it stay with the Father and instead let your mind be filled with how much greater our God is. It doesn’t matter how difficult a situation is, our God is stronger than any situation.
Worshipping in Spirit
One picture of the Holy Spirit used in scriptures is of water. In John 7 Jesus tells us that if we are saved we have streams of living water flowing from within. There is a deep well of the Spirit within us that we need to let flow out from us. In Genesis 7 we are told about how the springs of the great deep burst forth in order to flood the earth. Picture now the Holy Spirit, as springs of the great deep, flowing from within you. As we worship, these springs burst forth to flood the earth with the glory of God. In Psalm 42, the psalmist uses the phrase ‘deep calls to deep’ which makes me think of the Holy Spirit calling to my spirit, drawing out worship from deep within me.
As you worship today, check yourself. ‘Am I worshipping in truth? I am drawing out the Spirit from deep within me, letting Him flow and fill the earth with the glory of God?’ This is the wonderful worship we are called to be a part of!
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