My oldest two children are in high school. We usually talk while we drive, generally about the happenings of whatever was going on where we just left. During last night's youth time, they had a message about worship. The youth pastor had talked about how so many of them would "worship" during the music time at church and maybe keep worshipping until they went to sleep that night, but that when they woke up, it would be back to "normal life" and they would forget all about worshipping.
I had to disagree with that pastor on one tiny point--we are always worshipping, it's just a matter of WHAT we are worshipping. Our marvelous Creator made us to worship. Everyone worships at all times.
People tend to call the time we are praising God with music "worship" and so we forget that in everything we do we are worshipping...something. If you lose yourself in music that is talking about a cheating husband, your eyes are closed, your body is swaying...your are worshipping the thoughts and actions glorified in that song. If you are so caught up in keeping your house clean that you forget yourself and act in an unseemly matter, you are worshipping your clean house. This applies to educating our children at home, driving a new car, being debt-free...everything that we do every day of our lives.
So how do we worship God, every minute of every day? Does it mean we never clean or teach our children or buy a new car? Does it mean that we don't work, don't eat, don't sleep? Of course not. It means that everything that we do should point to our Creator. That people who see us, including our family (maybe especially our family), should look at us while we go about normal life and KNOW that we are different from the world. When I drive around in my big 'ol red monster, with the little boy (you know the one) bowing to the Cross, people should see me let someone out of a driveway instead of cutting someone off in traffic. If I choose to be debt free, it should not be the driving force in my life, but rather a choice that I make so I can give more to the "least of these" who are in the world with me. If I am choosing to educate my children at home, the world should see a difference in my children that they cannot explain. That is how we worship God every minute of every day.
What are you worshipping today?