For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

In our current American church culture the word "worship" is almost synonymous with "church music." I love worship music and admit to turning up the tunes in the car or home when no one else is around and belting out a good song whether I hit all the right notes or not. Worship through music is beautiful and almost universal.

But over my years as a maturing Christian, I’m constantly reminded that worship is about more than Sunday morning and certainly about more than just the songs we sing. Worship is a way of life. Recently I heard a doctor who works in an impoverished country healing children with cleft palates and other birth defects say that he worships through his work. When he is operating, he is doing exactly what God created him to do. For this doctor, that is worship.

We were each created to do something--probably many things. Maybe you do house work or drive a bus. Maybe you cut people’s hair or manage their finances. If you’re retired from a job or unemployed, what do you do to fill your time? If you are doing your best work, giving back to God, and doing the things you were created to do, then your life is a life of worship.

Father, remind me today that everything I do should enrich myself and those around me. Help me to do my work and live my life in a way that honors you. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.


Glynis Becker is a writer living in Rapid City, South Dakota. She works full-time as the administrative coordinator at her church, as well as being a wife and a mother of two teenagers. She writes inspirational fiction and devotions, as well as co-writes screenplays. Her first co-written film, Sinking Sand, will be distributed in early 2017.