Jesus Is Looking for You
Simon had a dinner in honor of Jesus. He had plenty of food for all the guests, but he had forgotten the one thing Jesus wanted more than all else. Christ wanted the worship of Simon's spirit--not simply his service.
A woman slipped into their gathering, and as she stood behind Christ, she began to weep. She loved Him so much! Her tears fell on His feet which were behind Him as He reclined at Simon's table. She tenderly wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and poured perfume on them.
None of this was lost on Jesus. He chided Simon for not showing Him love. "You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet" (Luke 7:45).
Jesus is still noticing those who want to communicate their love to Him. He whispers, "I was looking for you" to those who come to worship Him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23)
Jesus told the woman at the well that God is Spirit. Once we understand that God is Spirit, we recognize that our gifts of worship to Him must be of our spirits.
Genuine worship does not consist of coming to a specific place nor in going through a certain ritual. True worship is when our spirit speaks to and meets with God. Through our spirits, we can attain an intimacy with God.
A friend shared that she feels the Spirit wants her to spend one hour each day for 30 days in worship and praise. As she does this, her focus becomes the goodness and greatness of God rather than the problem that had consumed much of her thoughts and prayers before.
I thank You, Lord, that our worship is a sweet fragrance to You. You enjoy every moment of sincere worship and praise.
"Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits" (Psalm 103:1, 2).