What does it mean to worship God in spirit and truth? It begins with Repentance. Desiring to be cleansed like the man with leprosy whom Jesus touched.
“And a man with leprosy came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ Jesus reached out with His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” (Matthew 8:2-3)
To worship God is to bow to truth, agreeing with the Spirit who sees our condition. We come to Him in our spirit, needing forgiveness and cleansing. This is the beginning of worshiping God in spirit and truth. Outward expressions of worship are just noise without repentance and faith.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9 NASB)
The good news? The Father is seeking worshipers to be cleansed and made holy.
“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.” (John 4:23 NASB)