Worship is far more than music and prayers. It is a lifestyle. Every activity can be transformed into an act of worship when you do it for the praise, glory and pleasure of God.
I entered the seminary at a very young age. After graduating from grade school, I made a decision to start my journey towards the fulfillment of my dream to become a pastor. I spent 8 years of my life in the seminary. I grew in my knowledge and my relationship with God in the seminary. We studied the Bible, Theology, had prayer services every day, interceded for people, meditated on the Word of God every day, had our small groups every week, and learned a lot in our monthly formations. I thought that only by doing these religious activities that I would become holy and closer to God. I thought that this is the only path to holiness, and the only venue where I can encounter God.
But, all these misconceptions changed when I read the story of St. Therese, who was known for her Little Way, and the Purpose-Driven Life book. I realized that I can be holy and have an encounter with God in the ordinary things that I do. Holiness can be attained and worship can be done by doing ordinary things extraordinarily, that is, when I give my best and offer to God everything little thing that I do. From then on, I start, spend and end my day with God. I offer everything I do to Him, become aware of His presence and have a personal conversation with Him every second, every moment of my life.
Lord, I pray that everything I do begin with You, find its origin in You, and reach completion through You. May all things I say and do be pleasing to You. May my life be a great offering to You. May my life be a sweet song to Your ears. Amen.