I had a professor in seminary who said, “Everything you do makes a theological statement.” I am reminded of her when I plan projects for the children, when I prepare to teach, and sometimes when I’m driving my car. Because I know I pray extra hard on the road, how about you?
We can view worship as an isolated event that we only do on Sunday mornings. But really, worship is a way of living. A daily practice of praise, thanksgiving, and maybe even confession. This informs everything we do as followers of Jesus. This is why we love our neighbors, pray for those who persecute us, and love ourselves. All of this is a life of giving thanks and praise to the one who made us, and loved us so much to send Jesus to show us that love in person.
What can we do daily to worship God? I was explaining the season of Lent to the children in Children’s Church on Sunday morning. I said one of the ways we get ready for Easter is say sorry to God for the things we’ve done wrong, and think of things we can do better. “What are some things you can do better?” I asked. They gave me ideas of listening more, yelling less, playing nicely on the playground, and being more patient with others. These are all good ideas. As we make this journey towards Easter, what are some things you can do better or something you want to do differently? As we continue on our Lenten journey, may we strive to worship God in all we say and do.
“God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing.”