Just as I shared that all of our deeds can be performed to the glory of God, A.W. Tozer also pointed out some things that I didn’t know of in the past:
It does not mean… that everything we do is of equal importance with everything else we do or we may do. One act of a good man’s life may differ widely from another in importance. Paul’s sewing of tents was not equal to his writing of an Epistle to the Romans, but both were accepted of God and both were true acts of worship. Certainly it is more important to lead a soul to Christ than to plant a garden, but the planting of the garden can be as holy an act as the winning of a soul.
Again, it does not mean that every man is as useful as every other man. Gifts differ in the body of Christ. A Billy Bray is not to be compared with a Luther or a Wesley for sheer usefulness to the church and to the world; but the service of the less gifted brother is as pure as that of the more gifted, and God receives both with equal pleasure.
The ‘layman’ need never think of his humbler task as being inferior to that of his minister. … It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it. The motive is everything. Let a man sanctify the Lord God in his heart (i.e. to set apart his heart for God) and he can therefore do no common act. All he does is good and acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
I realised that the truth shared by Tozer is related to what was taught in Youth Fellowship for the last month. When Christ is the centre of my life and everything is aligned to Him – that is true worship. I used to think that one who display personal worship in his/her life would lift hands and break into songs spontaneously every day (ha, ha). Yes, I had such silly thoughts. And now I’m just starting to learn how to worship God in what I do, especially in work, which I give at least 8.5 hours to every weekday.