We Should Worship God With Heart and With Honesty – Gospel Reflection on John 4:23
when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. – John 4:23
God likes us worshiping Him in spirit and truth. Therefore, we should open our hearts to God in prayer, truely seek and rely on God. No matter how many words we speak, we should speak from our hearts, and say what we think in our hearts without any falsehood, concealment or fancy rhetoric, nor the empty praise, or the wish to deceive God. God’s substance is faithful. God’s love for us is real, not false; He always treats us with faithfulness and sincerity and talks with us in direct words. So God loathes our prayer in falsehood and disguise, and He does not listen. As such, we should first start by being an honest person in prayers. We should come before God in trouble or committing sins, being a person with our outside and inside as one in front of God. This is the door to enter into being honest.
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- How to Be Honest: 4 Principles