God has called us to be worshipers. He calls us to sing; but not only to sing. He calls us to lift our hearts to him in all aspects of life. Worship means much more than singing.

Paul said, “I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets” (Acts 24:14b).

Paul is talking about a whole way of life. He is entirely consumed with finding out what was laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets—so he can know who this God is, and so that, knowing, he can lift his heart to this God.

We often speak of 11:00am on Sundays as the worship hour; and it is. Is your 8:00am on Monday a worship hour as well? It can be. We worship God by any act that acknowledges God’s existence and priority.

So I echo Paul: I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship (Rom 12:1).

In our work, our relationships, and our times of rest may we lift our hearts to God, remembering Him as often as we can.

Thus may every moment become an act of glad submission and grateful trust.