Finally, worship involves might. Worship is physical, and involves singing, dancing, leaping, shouting, clapping, lifting up hands, etc. After reading and studying the Bible, no honest person can conclude that the silent, motionless worship so many Christians experience is what God desires from His people.
4. Worship God in the Spirit!
Jesus said, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23,24).
True worship is in the spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:14-19 defines the term, in the spirit: “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. What is the outcome then? I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the mind also; I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also. Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say the ”Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?
For you are giving thanks well enough but the other man is not edified. I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all; however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind, that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.”
In or with the spirit and in a tongue are used interchangeably in this passage and the context sets them over against with the mind (or with the understanding in other translations). In the spirit means using the language the Spirit of God gives you and only your spirit understands, your mind not being able to understand it. Praying, singing, speaking, and worshiping in a tongue gives you a way to express yourself to God that isn’t limited by your natural understanding. Thus freed, you can participate in true heavenly worship, not possible otherwise. Worship in the spirit also employs using the melody the Holy Spirit gives, as well as the words.
5. Worship daily!
There is a difference between a true worshiper and one who only worships on occasion. The true worshiper has a characteristically joyful attitude because he “dwells” in God’s presence. He continually has a song on his lips and rarely complains or murmurs. Difficulties and afflictions which arise, though grievous, have little effect because the true worshiper is so aware of the goodness and power of God in the midst of trouble.
However, one who worships only on occasion is easily discouraged by his circumstances. Worship is something he does rather than something that is a part of him. One who worships occasionally does so only when he feels like it, but it isn’t a regular “habit” with him. His worship isn’t spontaneous; it isn’t free. When difficulties and afflictions arise, they easily blow him away.
Make it a holy habit to arise and worship the first thing every morning. Establish worship as a continual flow throughout the whole day. Worship when you feel like it, and when you don’t feel like it. Worship when it is convenient, and when it isn’t convenient. Be a true spiritual worshiper all the time!