As I was growing up my parents took me to church on Sunday morning. From nursery to high school we went to Sunday School and after that we went to the Worship Service. The implication was that during that hour was the time we spent worshipping God. That included singing hymns, reading the Apostles Creed, listening to a sermon and other forms of liturgy that made up the time set aside to worship.
When I began following Jesus and started studying the Bible, attending several meetings a week and memorizing Scripture, it didn’t take long for me to realize that God had something totally different in mind when He talked about worship. He wasn’t talking about one hour a week where we dedicate a few minutes to Him. He wanted all of me and that became a challenge.
I had my life divided into family activities, church activities, recreational activities, work activity, and many other areas. He wanted me to have fellowship with Him continually but I had my life separated between the sacred and secular activities. It was when I realized that I needed to surrender everything to Him that my complex life was exposed and I had to make choices in every area of my life.
The good news is that in my most recent past, I have been making a tremendous amount of progress because I have a whole new purpose for my life. I’m still making choices but more and more of my time is spent following Him.