A Simple Reminder
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, o Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. Psalm 92: 1-4 (NRSV)
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4: 13 (NRSV)
Lorna MacIntyre is from Scotland. She was feeling the stress building up at work, and she wasn't handling it very well. It wasn't possible to walk away from the situation, so instead she took a few moments to restart her computer. When the login box appeared, Lorna typed in her username. Then she paused and smiled in the middle of a secular workroom as she typed in her password, which reminded her how much Jesus loves her and needs her to be right where she is.
Her work password has to include at least eight characters in a combination of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and a symbol. She had previously realized that the Bible provides perfect variety for this; book name, chapter number, colon, and verse number. Every morning she start her day with a reminder that God is at the heart of everything she does. When she loses sight of God's presence at work, Lorna restarts her computer and has the opportunity to reaffirm that God is with her.
Every month she gets to pick a new affirmation to start her day. she takes her time over this decision. She even looks forward to changing her password! Lorna enjoys this simple way of incorporating God into her digital life.
Personally I have never thought of this, but what a great idea. I know I will think of this the next time I need to create a new password. What about you?
Prayer: Dear Lord, Help us to keep You at the center of our lives so that we will remember to call on you in all circumstances, in Jesus' name, amen.