I thought that posting it was a good idea, and I think it's something I might want to do more often, hence the "series." Please note that Berry's Bible Study is not intended as a way for me to "preach" but just to share my thoughts or ask questions where I get confused. One of the things I miss about living in Atlanta is the weekly Bible study - it was always very informal and everyone got a chance to talk, have fun, and learn. So since I haven't been able to get a Bible study group here (half due to laziness, half due to not seeing any around me), I'll do it right here on my blog. You're welcome to leave comments, answer questions, ask questions, make prayer requests, etc.
Without further ado, here's the first entry.
This verse makes me think deeply. I pray that I'm worshiping God truly and with all my heart. I know that these days people are more religious than being true Christians. More than half the time I even catch myself being caught up in the rules and regulations - saying "Don't sin" because it's a rule, not because we should obey God.
Christianity is not about a set of rules to follow. Worshipping God should be 24/7, not just at church or only in the morning when saying your prayers. I should be worshipping God as much in private as in public. I should be worshipping because I want to thank and love Him, not because a pastor said I should.
There is no rule to worship apart from doing it in spirit and in truth.