Living a crucified and mindful Christian life only occurs with the help of my Heavenly Father. It only occurs when there is unity in purpose and intent as I fellowship with others. I have personally come to believe that my focus on gaining and maintaining control left little room for the healthier things needed in my life. Where there was a lack of self-worth and identity - Christ restored this. Where there was significant imbalance, He restored it. Healthy relationships that are enriching and full of kindness, compassion, and charity - He provided a way to show me how such is achievable. Where I thought no available opportunity afforded me a way through my personal struggles and dilemmas - He guided me through them. All because I learned this truth: "Whatever he says to you, do it!"
The Beginning of Miracles
In this mindful and crucified Christian life, we begin to experience many lessons about those things where we will receive help from others. Receive guidance and personal revelation from our Heavenly Father. Receive the fellowship and kindness that may have been missing in our own personal lives. Not only receive help - we also are compelled to provide help as directed by the will of God, through the Holy Spirit. Actively engaged in being of service to our family, co-workers, and those within our given community. It is because the reward of a mindful crucified Christian life gives us prime reasons and opportunities to express our own gratitude. We are no longer feeling abandoned, alone, or without purpose and direction.
“To Fulfill all Righteousness”
It is time that we change our perspective and place faithful obedience as a priority of a mindful and crucified Christian life. Where does it begin? How are we to do this? By remembering those covenants, we made when we first came to believe in Christ and were baptized unto Him. Because it is this that we need to face - Christ obeyed the Father in all things. His submission took him to minister, heal, preach, and ultimately experience a cruel death. However, He broke the bonds of sin and death when he rose up the third day.
I am a Steward of my own Learning
Faithful stewardship of my own learning means that I am expressing my obedience regarding the administration of time granted unto me. Managing time to engage in the spiritual discipline of reading, studying, and applying spiritual truths to my own life is a step-in cultivating stewardship over my own learning. And it is the core essential discipline to all other spiritual disciplines.
10 Guiding Premises of Living a Mindful and Crucified Christian Life
Christian mindfulness is coming to a place where we attach our deepest sense of self to God and seek after His kingdom and righteousness (see, Matthew 6:33, ESV). This requires us to surrender ourselves over to His divine will and grace. By being mindful, we are present focused on the moment and experiencing that moment without any prejudice or criticism. Adding to this, we are present focused on God's will and desire within those moments as we experience them without any criticism or prejudice on our part. Since we are called to seek after God and desire to do His will, we are establishing ourselves as citizens of His kingdom.