God's Holy Fire: 'The Kind of Worshipers the Father Seeks'

Monday, October 14, 2019

[Jesus said,] "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."
— John 4:23-24 NIV

Key Thought

Growing up, I loved to play hide-n-seek. Sometimes I liked to be the one who hid and then was found. Other times, I loved the seeking and discovery of those who were hiding. I especially loved it when there was a surprise find — they surprised me, or I surprised them. In worship, we can love the surprises, but we need to ditch the hiding! God wants us to ask, seek, and knock. He promises to answer, to open the door, and to help us find him. But we need to be aware that God is also seeking us. And as the Father seeks us, the Holy Spirit draws us near and makes the joyous surprise of worship something precious!

Today's Prayer

O Father, I seek you, so please find me! Use your Holy Spirit to draw me close to you and to my brothers and sisters in Christ. In Jesus' name, I ask this. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of John 4:23-24 NIV — "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks."

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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