Thoughts on Worship I just want to pull from the notes that I took at a Women's Conference Outward expressions of worship are the furthest things from God . In Mark 5: 23 , Jarius worshipped Jesus by falling at His feet . Jarius believed that Jesus was going to heal his daughter and convinced Jesus to go with him . In John 4:23-24 .... True worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth . God is a spirit and His worshippers must worship in spirit and in thruth . OUr focus must be on our heart . We must worship the Father with our heart. Mark 7:6 ... People who honour God with their lips are called hypocrites because their hearts are not in the worship . We need to let go of the traditions of man . Todays church is being distracted . Like Martha , she invited Jesus to her house and then ignored Him . Todays church is doing the same thing . It's not that Martha wasn't serving the Lord and that she didn't care about His ministry but like many of the church goers today , they believe they are honouring God by serving in the church . I am not saying that is wrong but their focus is on what they are doing and not on what Jesus wants us to do . John 12:1-9.... Mary was a true worshipper . She poured expensive perfume on Jesus feet , while Judas who was a thief asked why the money was not given to the poor . He was the keeper of the money bag and he used to help himself . Judas sowed exactly what he reaped. Lasarus was another example . He fellowshipped with Jesus but did not worship Him . Prayer, study of the Word and church attendance are all good -- but it is not worship . Jesus needs to be the focal point of our worship John 12:9. hanging around the church for miracles and power displayed --- That's not worship . Mary did not come to fellowship . She was a true worshipper . She gave with a true desire to please only God True worship implys an openess , a giving of ourselves . Matthew 15: 21-23-26. We see a Cananite woman coming crying and begging and Jesus ignored her because her approach was not right . We are the one ones who need to change --- God never changes . She changed her approach and told Jesus , He was her Master and that she loved Him . Jesus I am nothing without you . I'll take the crumbs from under the table if needs be just to be with you . She went from ... help me and a selfish attitude to worship and refusing to quit . Don't worship Him because of feeelings . Worship Him in the spiritual realm. Have you been putting first things first ? Make a covenant of worship . Jesus is the King of Kings . Look and seek after Him and Him alone Worship Him in spirit and in truth .