"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." John 4:23-24
Lately the Lord has been tugging at my heart, causing me to wonder how much of Whom I believe God to be is true and how much of my perspective of Him has been skewed by my own faults, my own hurts, my own sin.
To worship God is to humble ourselves before Him, literally to prostrate our souls before Him. It is only once our spirits have been regenerated through Christ that we are able to worship the one, true God.
And we must worship Him in truth. The more we know Who God truly is the more we are able to worship Him. As we allow God to purify our hearts through the washing by the Word of God, we will see Him more as He is and not only as we have thought Him to be. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matt. 5:8) As the blinders of fear and unforgiveness and selfishness are cleared away from my heart, I can then focus more clearly on the Lord and see Him for Who He really is.
God has provided His Son as a bridge to the Father, and He has provided His Spirit to indwell us and give us spiritual eyes with which to see Him. All we need to do is abide in Him and we will learn to worship Him more and more as we see His magnificent nature opened up to us. God is seeking those who would worship Him this way. Will He find you worshipping Him in spirit and in truth? What blessing would be opened up to you as you do?