“God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing. Amen.”
This short paragraph is a simple prayer written many centuries ago. These words serve to remind me that Christianity is an all-or-nothing proposition. Christianity is the lens through which Christians view the world—it affects our view of everything!
Here are a few examples:
Titus 1:5 “To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.” Christ defines our standards of right and wrong; Christ becomes our righteousness!
Colossians 3:22 “Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.” Whether we are desk-jockeys, car salesmen, or construction gurus, we do not work for our foremen—our vocation is in the service of the son of God!
Matthew 6:19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” Our security isn’t in governmental power, financial stability, or anything else tangible.
What a difference Jesus makes! He was given the name Immanuel—“God is with us.” May we never forget his presence in every aspect of our lives.