In Psalm 139:23-24 David says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” David was admitting here that he couldn’t fully understand his own heart. So he asked God to show him anything in his life that he needed to repent of.
As we approach God in worship, we need to come with an open and repentant spirit. We must come to God with a willingness to say, “God, turn on the searchlight and expose whatever You find in the corners.” In order to worship, our sins must be dealt with. When Scripture talks about worship, it also talks about cleansing, purging, purifying, confessing, and repenting. Why? Because the only person who can utterly enter into communion with an utterly holy God, is one whose sin is utterly dealt with. We can’t go rushing into God’s presence in our impurity, thinking that all is well! When the Spirit of God resides within us, when our minds are focused on God, when we’re in His Word discovering and meditating with an undivided heart, and when we have given God full access to uncover whatever stands between us and Him – that is worshiping in spirit.
Someone once said, “We may truly be said to worship God-though we lack perfection; but we cannot be said to worship Him if we lack sincerity…..” That’s so true! We may worship imperfectly, but we cannot worship insincerely. When we come to God to worship in spirit it must be from the depth of all that is within us-a sincere worship of God.
What does your worship look like?
c/Candie A. Price