We think of worship as something we do mostly in church. It is time we dedicate especially to God. But every moment of our lives is dedicated to something or other; and we would not be doing anything we do if those things to which they are dedicated were not important to us; if we did not think them worthy of our attention, and of our effort.
Worship is worth-ship; the condition of being oneself worthy. When we worship, we shape ourselves to the object of our worship, and form ourselves in its likeness. We dedicate ourselves to that object, as mete to our attention – to the devotion of our lives, or at least of some portion of our lives. We become ourselves worthy according to its worthiness, and in light thereof. So, worth signifies not just value in its nominative and adjectival usages, but as a verb the very act of becoming.
In everything you do, then, you are in service to some master or other; and every master whatever, indeed every thing whatever, is in the final analysis a vassal of but one of only two supreme masters. You know the identity, aye and the names, of each of those two supreme masters. And you know perfectly well what each of them is like.
So: whatever you might like to think about most of your daily and weekly activities, they all serve to worship, yes and to glorify and magnify, one supreme master and all his vassals, or the other.
Of which of those two supreme masters are you a vassal? You can’t serve both of them. For, their vassals are all at odds. Which one of them shall it be, who is your master?
Shall you be about doing your damnedest – the word is chosen carefully – to consecrate all your moments, and all your acts, thereby blessing them, and yourself; or shall you be about profaning all of them, and damning? You are headed in one of those two directions; there are no others.
NB: chopping wood is just chopping wood, to be sure. Most things in life are like that. But, you do them for a reason, and a purpose, that is rooted ultimately in your ultimate purposes. You would not do them, otherwise.
What is your ultimate purpose? Chop wood for that.