John 4:23-24 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.  God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

First of all, we can see that God is seeking, looking for those who will truly worship Him in spirit and truth.  The definition of a true worshiper is more than one who occasionally praises or sings to Him.  It is more than one who occasionally acknowledges Him, prays to Him or give thanks to Him.  It is one who honors God by living in the Spirit and lives a life of ongoing worship.

Loving God with all your heart makes a true worshiper.

John 14:21  He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.

Mark 12:30 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.  This is the first commandment.

A true worshiper lives and walks in the Holy Spirit.

What does that mean?

It means that we live in spiritual awareness, connected and led by the Spirit of the Lord.

Galatians 5:25  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Romans 6:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.

When we become true worshipers we live, walk, pray and sing in the Spirit because the Holy Spirit connects us to Jesus and the Father.

We worship in truth when we seek the truth through the Holy Spirit.

John 16:13  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."

He will reveal the truth and guide us into truth.  His word is truth.

We know that Jesus is the truth and His word is truth and that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth and the teacher of truth. This is not new, but the question is:  Do we live our lives in a position of truth?  Are we honest with ourselves when the Holy Spirit reveals the truth about us when we are wrong or in sin or off course?

Conviction received and correction made is one way to worship in truth.

1 John 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

Hebrews 12:5-6  And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:  "My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens and scourges every son whom He receives."

We are restored to righteousness when we submit to the truth about ourselves and worship the Lord in that truth.

The True Worshiper is always thankful!

Psalm 105:1-5  Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!  Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!  Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore!  Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth.

The blessing to the true worshiper is God's grace and freedom.

2 John 1:3  Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

John 8:32  And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.

Truth reveals the devil's lies and will free you from his tyranny.

God is seeking after those who worship in Spirit and Truth.  Be one of those!