The practice of being a mindful Christian offers me a sacred opportunity for experiencing the presence of Christ residing in my heart. Mindfulness, like contemplation, helps transform my mind and thoughts into perceiving Christs’ presence dwelling in me. I become conscious of the reality my life and soul live in union with the Spirit of the living God. (Contemplative Prayer)
In Christianity, salvation is the recovery of our true self, the image and reflection of God in us. In the spiritual discipline of being mindful, I can experience moment by moment, my spirit living in unity with the resurrected Christ. I am dead to Adam’s nature controlling me, and I am now alive and live by the spirit of Christ living through me. It sounds impossible. However, through contemplative reflection, I now have spiritual eyes to see and discern the divine unity and purpose of God throughout Creation. I perceive God’s love is not outside me; His love is present with me every moment. (Being Aware of God’s Presence in your Life)
For me to live mindfully of God, for Him to be present in my mind and heart is a constant battle, but it gives me the hope to live a victorious life in the presence of Christ. I lay claim to a glorious truth God lives inside me, not outside me; He dwells within my heart. I am like the Apostle Paul while residing in a body of flesh and blood can be caught up into the third heaven and behold His glory now living in me. Mindful contemplation lets me live fully aware I am truly one with Christ and the Holy Spirit, who lives in me. (The Practice of Christian Meditation and Prayer)
Take a deep breath and relax for a moment. Everything you need is present within you. Christ is the vine, and you are the branch. Abide in Him today.
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 1 Corinthians 3:16 NIV
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know–God knows. 2 Corinthians 12:2 NIV
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