The conversion and transformation of my heart and mind to Christ is a moment by moment process of letting go of my self-centered thoughts and replacing them with God-focused thoughts. As I become fully conscious and aware of Christ living in me, I mindfully release the control of my self-conscious way of life back to God. I am mindful the resurrected Christ is now the center of attention in my life. (The Practice of Christian Meditation and Prayer)

It is the practice and discipline of being fully awake. I am aware of Christ’s presence living in me the moment I wake in the morning, get out of bed, and as I live throughout my day. Acts 17:28 declares, “For in Him we live and have our being.” I live and breathe not in my power or strength but His power and strength. Every breath I take, and the next breath I breathe is a gift from God. (Mindful Christianity and how it relates to Mindfulness Meditation)

I make it a point to be aware of His presence no matter the people I am around or what I am doing moment by moment. I experience the fullness of life when I experience the fullness of Christ. I am aware of my thoughts and the content of those thoughts casting aside and releasing the thoughts that center on my will and not the Fathers’ intention. I take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ as the apostle Paul proclaims in 2 Corinthians 10:5.

Learn to practice the presence of Christ today. Stop a few times for a moment to reflect on what is happening with your feelings and thoughts. Before you go back to your routine each time, pray and be mindful, “I live and breathe, and my life exists in you.”

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