During the centuries, many people wanted/attempted to worship God, to know Him, and to have a relationship with Him. Even Cain, in the second generation of the mankind, brought a sacrifice to God – something that “he thought” that God would like. As we see from his example though, God doesn’t just want us to “worship Him in our own way with our own things to give Him”, but He has designed a way and some things that we can give Him.
In the Old Testament, God clearly said: in the place where I set My name, there you shall worship Me! And not just worship the way you want it: but you have to bring sacrifices according to the way I design. As sinners, there has to be someone who dies in our place for our sins – in the Old Testament, an animal without blemish was sacrificed.
In the New Testament, the Lord Jesus said in John 4:23-24
23. But an hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truthfulness, for the Father also seeks such to worship Him.
24. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness.
In order for us to contact anything, we need to use the proper organ: you can’t use your eyes to hear, or your ears to see. To substantiate sounds, we use our ears; to see, we use our eyes, to understand things, we use our mind, etc – in the same way, for us to contact and substantiate God and the spiritual things, we need to use the right organ. To worship God, who is Spirit, we need to use our human spirit! The Father God seeks people who worship Him in spirit and in truthfulness!
In the center of our being – past our body, mind, emotion, will – is a certain spot created to contact and contain the Lord as the Spirit – this is our human spirit! A very simple way to contact Him is to call on His name: “O Lord Jesus” – 1 Cor. 12:3 says “… and no one can say, Jesus is Lord, except in the Holy Spirit”. Whenever we call on the name of the Lord, we worship God!
In conclusion: God wants us to worship Him/contact Him in spirit(our human spirit) and in truthfulness(the divine reality becoming man’s genuineness and sincerity, see note) – this is the place He specifically designed for His worship! May we know our mingled spirit, love our spirit, and render the Father the real worship He desires – in our spirit and in truthfulness!