“But the time is coming–indeed it’s here now–when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24 NLT
A Call To: Praise
A right heart…that’s a tall order! It’s pretty simple to show up inside a church building, but that doesn’t mean we’ve met with God or even really know Him. It can just mean we’ve sat in a pew for 45 minutes. So, what does it mean to have a right heart? 1 John 4:13 helps us define this mystery: “This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.” God’s Spirit inside us!
God doesn’t live inside a building….He lives inside of you and me when we receive His love, mercy and forgiveness through Jesus. Jesus makes our hearts right! Receiving God’s love changes our hearts and we’re able to love Him back, truly. God longs for us to worship Him this way—out of love. “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.” 1 John 4:15-16
Do you have a right heart? If you’re not sure, ask Jesus to be your Savior in this quiet moment. Remember, God loves you! “…and sent his Son (Jesus)as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1John 4:10b) As you spend time with Jesus today thank Him for His Spirit that makes your heart right. Worship Him for His incredible love that saves you.
Praise + Prayer:
Jesus, You died upon a cross
And rose again to save the lost
Forgive me now of all my sin
Come be my Savior, Lord, and Friend
Change my life and make it new
And help me, Lord, to live for you