Many Christians live a double life. Spiritually, they enjoy God’s fellowship, praying to Him and learning from the Bible. Secularly, they enjoy world’s affairs, like eating, sleeping, working, and exercising. Some prefer such activities over the spiritual ones. Others consider such activities a waste of time. Many are caught in the middle, finding no peace in either.
We live in a natural world with its limitations and a spiritual world with its unknowns. But we do not have to live separate lives.
On earth, Christ had no divided life. Its entirety was pleasing to His Father (John 8:29). Paul did not do certain things for God, and others for himself. He did everything for God’s glory, including eating and drinking (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Our bodies are not innately offensive to God. He created them and was not ashamed of His work. On earth, Christ also took on a body.
All we do can be sacred if we live according to God’s will, as we understand it from the Bible. Our different acts become acts of worship, totally accepted by God. Every act can glorify Him.
Whatever our profession or our calling is, it is not inferior to that of a pastor. Our motives behind our actions are often more important than the actions themselves.
Having said that, certain things we do are more important. Some people are more useful to the society because their God-give talents differ. But God accepts with pleasure all of us and our different types of activities.
Also, don’t associate certain places (e.g. church building) or certain times (e.g. Good Friday) as more sacred. This is spiritual slavery. The key is to worship Him in the Spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
All these may be difficult to accept, as habits are difficult to change. Meditate and pray on them. Ask God to help you enjoy and even excel in your daily activities. Be a witness for Him in them and honor Him. Be as enthusiastic and dependent on Him about the activities as if you were spreading the Gospel in an Amazon jungle.
To conclude, our entire life can be good and holy, and every simple task can be an act of worship.
Summarized from “The Sacrament of Living,” the last chapter of The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer.