Mound Visits, 3/23/18
Many years ago, a friend gave a book to me called “The Table of Inwardness.” It changed my entire concept of worship. The author, Calvin Miller, wrote about “outward worship,” going to church, attending Bible Study, giving to the poor and to missionaries. Those are all very good things to do. Then, he discussed “inwardness”–spending time alone with God, sharing what is on your heart and mind and being thankful for all He has done for us. It’s easy for me to go through the motions in “outward” worship. But, when I spend time alone with God my worship, praise and love come from deep within…that’s when I’m one with Him.
Jesus said, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshippers must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23,24)