The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
Matthew 13:44 NLT
Jesus often taught people about the kingdom of heaven using parables or stories. In this parable, we get a glimpse of what it means to be so enraptured with Jesus that we would be willing to rid ourselves of all we hold dear, including our position and power, our sins and self-righteousness, for the sake of obtaining and keeping the one thing that truly matters—Jesus. This is what it means to live a life of worship or “worthship,” that is, to live in such a way that every single thing we do ascribes worth to Him.
When we talk about worship, usually the things that come to mind are certain songs and the portion of church services when we sing. While that is worship, it is only a slice of the worship pie.
Recently, I asked a friend who owns a cleaning company to clean a rental house for me. As she finished cleaning, she sent me a text to tell me exactly how the job went and continued by saying that she and her team had prayed over the home and asked God to send faithful renters who would treat the home as their very own.
I was blown away by the way she treated her job as an act of worship. Not only was she prompt, honest, and fair in her dealings, but she was also intentional to actively participate in bringing the kingdom of heaven to life in her work. When I later told a mutual friend about the experience, she made the statement, “Everything she does is worship, and it shows.”