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Simple ways to worship God every day

By: heather kindel

It is easy to recognize worship when we are in the midst of singing praises at church or bowing our heads in prayer. 
 
But what about the rest of the time? How do we worship God in the midst of mundane chores and daily activities? 

10 Ways to Worship God in Real Life

1. Give your best in whatever you’re doing.

Doing our best is an act of worship. Paul urges us in Colossians 3:23-24 to work for the Lord, not human masters. When we see our work as working for Him, it causes us to want to give our best. 

2. Take care of yourself.

Brushing our teeth, taking showers, exercising, and eating healthy does not come to mind as areas we worship in. God says offering our bodies to Him as living sacrifices, though, are true acts of worship (Romans 12:1-2). Taking care of our bodies has a higher purpose than looking good or meeting fitness goals. It’s a way to honor God.

3. Put Him first in your mind.

It is easy to let our thoughts run away with us, can’t it? You may be talking to someone or see a post on social media, and you start comparing yourself with them. Money, sex, food, or a relationship may be consuming your thoughts.

The Bible teaches us to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Jesus (2 Corinthians 10:5). If we pay attention to our thoughts, we can redirect them in worship to Jesus by saying His name.

4. Stay in the moment.

You know what it’s like to be doing something and your thoughts are somewhere else? Worshiping in the midst of an ordinary day is about staying in the moment instead of escaping it. Next time you have downtime, invite Jesus into the moment and talk to Him instead of scrolling through your phone or turning on Netflix. 

5. Serve someone else. 

Jesus was the ultimate servant. As we look for opportunities to serve each other, we are acting as His hands and feet. God sees us take the dog out without a reminder or cook a meal for someone without waiting for a Meal Train. It pleases God when we take time to help a co-worker with a project or volunteer for the task no one else wants. 

6. Say it.

Have you ever had a nice thought about someone that you kept to yourself and didn't share? The next time a thought like that crosses our mind, let’s say it. So often, we let the bad out while keeping the good in when it comes to our speech. Hebrews 3:13 teaches us to encourage each other every day. By saying those pleasant thoughts instead of thinking them, we are worshiping God.

7. Don’t say it.

A water filter catches impurities in the water before we drink them. In the same way, we can filter out unkind or unproductive words before others hear them. If we think we are religious, yet do not keep a close eye on what we say, we are kidding ourselves (James 1:10). Worship is as much about what we choose not to say as it is about what we do say.

8. Give generously.

What we do with our money says a lot about our faith in Jesus. Jesus spoke often about the wise use of our money. When we choose to give back to God some of what He has given us, it is worship. Using our money to be a blessing to others instead of serving ourselves honors Him.

9. Do what you were made to do.

God placed us on this earth for a purpose and a reason. When we dive into that, it is worship. Do you have a next step you’ve been procrastinating on taking? Go for it as an act of worship today.

10. Be thankful.

Let’s face it, we all know the things that are easy to be thankful for, and the things that are much harder. Thanking God for everything, even the difficult, positions our heart in a state of worship (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
 
God wants to bring the spiritual into the physical world He chose to place us in. The most ordinary tasks can become places of extraordinary worship if we invite Him to join us. 
 

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