Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4-5, NKJV, emphasis added)
We are to worship the Father in truth and we do this through waiting on Him with hope.
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24, NKJV)
A true disciple seeks to be a true worshipper of the Father. When we speak of worship, we are speaking much more than a praise and worship service we attend at our local church. Worship in the Scriptures is a life style lived in recognition to the Person and reign of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Worship is homage and submission to the authority of God and the desiring of His glory and His completed work to be applied to your daily life in Christian character development. As you spend time in the Psalms for any length of time this comes clearly to be seen as a fact of the spiritual godly life. The believer should be easily compliant with this saying to become a true worshipper of God by Jesus considering the following three points:
First: We are lead in truth. David calls out in Psalm 25 as every true disciple does: “Lead me in Your truth…for You I wait all the day (NKJV).” The waiting life leads to certain predetermined outcomes, one of which is the cry to be lead in truth. The more you spend time with The Truth the more you desire to be submissive to His lead and you find yourself screaming out for the perfect will and guidance of the Almighty in every waking moment. Familiarity with the perfectness and the glory of God attracts us to wait all the more on the Lord. The disciple then becomes a true worshipper of God because he is led by the truth of the Father.
Second: We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Christians have an advantage the believers of the Old Testament like David did not have and this is Holy Spirit takes residence in our hearts. If anybody really understands what it means to worship the Father it is the Holy Spirit which proceeds from the Father and the Son to teach and counsel us in the ways of the Triune Godhead. We need to submit to the Holy Spirit and He will naturally lead us to the life of worship, because it a reason for His coming to us. Only when we allow the Holy Spirit freedom are we in position to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth.
Third: His disciples must worship Him in spirit and in truth. The Greek word for must means what is implied here: it is inevitable. True disciples will worship their Lord in spirit and in truth. This is the outcome which all true followers will eventually travel to. This is because of what we have seen in the first two points. To be led by the Holy Spirit to His truth guides us to true worship.
Cry out to be led in God’s truth today as you wait upon Him with great hope. Ask Him to make you a true disciple of Jesus and to help submit to the power of the Holy Spirit today.