Worship In Spirit And Truth
To me to Worship in Spirit and Truth, is to Give My All to God.
- My Focus
- My Life
- My Time
- My Will
- My Emotions
But Most of All, My Love and Adoration for All He has done for me in my life.
When you turn your life over completely to the Will of God and Want His Plans for your life, that’s when you realize your Life is not your Own.
Most people have a hard time of laying down there will and allowing there self to listen to what God is saying to them.
You have to get to the point where you know without a shadow of a doubt that you are a Child of the King!! Jesus Christ!!
Jesus Loves You!! With an Ever Lasting Love – John 3:16
For God so Loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son, That Whosoever Believeth In Him Should Not Perish but have Everlasting Life!!
7 Ways to Express Worship
1. Barak– To kneel, to bless God, to bow down
“He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them…. Long live the king! May the gold of Sheba be given to him, may the people always pray for him and bless him all day long.” –Psalm 72:12-15
Barak means to bow down to, or kneel before, the Lord. It communicates that the Lord holds a place of importance and helps us remember just how great He is. Barak is not done out of a begging attitude but rather an expectant attitude, because the Lord is more than willing and able to move on our behalf.
2. Halal– To be clear, to shine, to boast, to show, to rave, to celebrate, to be clamorously foolish
“David appointed the following Levites to lead the people in worship before the Ark of the Lord—to invoke his blessings, to give thanks, and to praise the Lord, the God of Israel.”
1 Chronicles 16:4
Halal appears more than 110 times in the Old Testament. It translates as to shine, boast, rave about, celebrate or even to be clamorously foolish. Can you imagine a more wondrous noise raving about all the Lord is and all He has done?
3. Shabach– To shout loudly, to command
“Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise!” –Psalm 47:1
Shabach means to shout loudly or command. Of course, it isn’t simply about being loud. Its focus is to worship the Lord with one’s whole being.
4. Tehillah– To sing praises, singing out of the spirit spontaneously
“But you are holy, O You Who dwell in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].” –Psalm 22:3, AMPC
Tehillah means to sing unrehearsed, unplanned praises to the Lord. It can include adding words to an existing song or even singing in the spirit to the Lord.
5. Towdah – Extending hands, acting out of thanksgiving for what has or will be done
“But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.” –Psalm 50:23
Towdah is a type of worship that includes extending your hands or raising them in thanksgiving for something that has been done or will be done.
6. Yadah– Extending the hands vigorously
“After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: ‘Give thanks to the Lord; his faithful love endures forever!’”– 2 Chronicles 20:21
Yadah means to extend your hands vigorously as in complete surrender.
7. Zamar – To touch the strings, to make music with instruments, mostly rejoicing
“Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes! Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!” –Psalm 150:3-6
Zamar means to touch the strings. It involves rejoicing and making music to the Lord.
God promises that when we praise and worship Him, He inhabits those praises (Psalm 22:3), and it gives us strength to defeat our enemy (Psalm 8:2).
I Pray that We All will have a Deeper Desire To Worship In Spirit & Truth. Becoming Closer & Closer to Our Father God!!
- • “Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.” –Psalm 63:4 (NKJV)
- • “Enter…into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” –Psalm 100:4 (NKJV)
- • “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.” –Psalm 134:2 (NKJV)
- • “Let my prayer be set before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.” –Psalm 141:2 (NKJV)
- • “I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” – 1 Timothy 2:8 (NKJV)
How Do You feel your Relationship can Grow and Mature More For God? What Can You Put Forth More… (Faithfulness & Love)
How can you Strengthen or Deepen Your Praise and Worship time with the Lord?
You Strengthen Yourself by:
1. Reading the Word of God, Memorizing it and Speaking it Out Loud.
2. Listening to Worship Music, or Music that will bring you into the Presence of God Almighty.
3. Keeping Your Focus On God & His Faithfulness.
All To Jesus I Surrender, All To Him I Freely Give
I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence Daily Live
I Surrender All
I Surrender All
All to Thee my Blessed Savior
I Surrender All!!!
4 thoughts on “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WORSHIP ** SPIRIT AND TRUTH”
I was a minister for a number of years. Your message is great – and speaks of it in a way I never learned! 7 Expressions of worship. Your message is so positive! The key to it all is to surrender all! Once you get that inner experience the use of the 7 expressions is even that much more meaningful. LOVE IT!
Thank you so much!! The next article I’m planning on writing is on Surrender:) Thank you for Confirming it!! Means A lot that you enjoyed it!
Blessings to you,
Hi and thanks for sharing. These are perfect prescriptions for staying on the righteous path and practicing, nurturing, and celebrating our love for and relationship with God and his word. I learned many terms and their meaning from reading this. Thank you again and may God bless all your endeavors. God bless
So glad you liked this article!! Hope you share it with others and your Worship grows with God.
Blessings to you,