Pleasing God doesn't mean that we must busy ourselves with a new set of "spiritual" activities. Whether cleaning house or preaching sermons, shoeing horses or translating the Bible, any human activity may constitute an offering to God. We spend much time immersed in the mundane. "But we have the mind of Christ," Paul reminds us (1 Cor. 2:16).
That truth is to guide everything we do. Caring for an elderly parent. Cleaning up after a child. Sitting on a porch with a neighbor. Fielding a customer's complaint. Filling out patient charts at a nurse's station. Sitting in traffic. Sawing lumber. Reporting tips. Shopping for groceries.
We need faith and the mind of the Lord Jesus to recognize something of lasting value in even our most ordinary tasks. In the common round of duty, lift thy heart in praise. For the Lord hath surely promised strength for all thy days. The world crowns success; God crowns faithfulness!