I love to sing. I am not a great singer. I am incredibly average, at best. To illustrate this point and embrace humility, once I was getting ready for the day singing and worshipping. The phone rang (which I didn’t hear due to my shouts of praise), and one of my dear daughters answered it, thank you girls. They proceeded to bring it to my room; it was for me. When I answered, the person paused, and asked if everything was okay. To which I sheepishly replied, “Um , well..Yes. I..I.. was just singing.” I think they were wondering if they had just stumbled onto a crime scene.
I can be tempted to think that worship is confined to singing, either corporately or devotionally. Both are a wonderful means of bringing glory to the Savior and edification to the soul. But really, all of life is worship. Everytime I am compelled, by God’s saving grace, to die to myself and serve others, I am worshipping God. That means every morning that I struggle to get out of bed to care for my little one, who was up half of the night- bless her little heart, I am worshipping God. Every time I prepare a meal, especially the mundane ones, I am worshipping God. Everytime I put my husband’s desires above my own, particularly the ones that don’t make sense to my female mind, it is worship to God. That’s right- laundry (oh brother), dishes, caring phone calls, kind notes, changing diapers, wiping a nose, math, carpooling, flying solo because you have released your husband to serve, are all acts of worship to God.
Each of us has areas that we would do begrudgingly, by default. The weeds outside are mocking me as I type. But let’s embrace every aspect of our lives, tasks big and small, public and private, as acts of worship to our Creator. He so willingly laid down his life to save us from God’s eternal wrath. How will he not give us all things, namely the grace to willingly, joyfully serve him in the lot that he has assigned? His grace is all-sufficient. He will supply it.
Roman 12:1-2 says, I appeal to you brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good, acceptable, and perfect.”