God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
In all things, it's important to know God's will and be sure you're serving Him the way He wants, and not according to your own opinions or the ideas of men. He wants us to serve and worship Him according to His plans and purposes in His Word.
Recall the story of Cain and Abel. Abel brought to God the sacrifice that God demanded, while Cain brought the sacrifice he chose to give to God (Genesis 4:3-7); these are two different things.
In walking with God, you must follow His prescribed order. He said to Moses, "...make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle..." (Exodus 25:8-9). It always has to be according to His plan. Jesus said, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24).
It's clear how you're to worship God: it's by the Spirit and in accordance with His Word. To do it any other way would be to deviate from His plan. It's like what happened when David needed to move the ark of God into the city of David. He got a new cart together with the ark (2 Samuel 6:3).
As they journeyed, suddenly, the oxen pulling the cart stumbled and the cart shook. Uzzah tried to stop the ark from tipping over and when he did, he died instantly. David was terrified by what happened and in his quest for answers, he found out in the Scriptures that only the priests, "For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order" (1 Chronicles 15:13).
God's things are to be done God's way; follow His plans and you'll experience His grace and blessings in your life and ministry.
Dear Father, there's none like you; from generation to generation, you're God. I worship and adore you today, for your love, grace, mercy, and kindness. Thank you for the ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life. Thank you, for the written Word given to me, to inform, enlighten, teach, and to instruct me in righteousness. I honour you, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and will walk in your prescribed order and purpose. Amen.
Psalm 29:2; Philippians 3:3; 1 Chronicles 15:13-15 NIV
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