“God is Spirit, and those who worship God must be led by the Spirit to worship him according to the truth.”
John 4:24, CEV
When we come to a faith in Jesus, we often find we have to overcome a great deal of ignorance. But at the starting point, we have got to understand that God is a Spirit. He is not physical or material. Things that can be seen or touched are simply not in His realm or circumference. He is Spirit.
When we come to Him in faith, we need to enter His presence under the amazing auspices of the Holy Spirit. He opens the door, and gives us a royal entrance into the very depths of His presence. We put ourselves under His control, and He escorts us into a deep communion.
Our dependence on the Holy Spirit shouldn’t be a hardship. Think of Him as a ‘master of divine protocol.’ The Spirit’s presence with us will communicate an openness and a certain sincerity. He authorizes us, and in a way ‘translates’ for us while we are deep in God’s presence. He makes things work for us.
John knits together the idea of ‘spirit’ and ‘truth.’ Truth will always carry with it “worship”. As we begin to understand, we will begin to truly worship. Often we have an invalid concept that our praise and worship are just happenings in a charged atmosphere. But authentic worship pushes down its roots into what is true and real. And essentially, it is the ‘most real’ thing we could choose to do.