Part of living a mindful crucified Christian life is that we are engaged in true worship. Giving thanksgiving and praise, engaged in ministering to the needs of others, and sharing our faith and testimony in who Christ is. It is the spiritual disciplines of worship and evangelism and missionary work. Because, as much as our Heavenly Father has blessed us - He expects us to turn around and bless the lives of those around us.
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.
Wax Strong in the Lord
When I train myself to be disciplined in showing gratitude, the challenges and demands of daily life become quite bearable. I am not burdened down by the weight of those priorities. And it helps me maintain humility because I am not focused on what I have done - but I am focused on what Christ is able to do through me. The more I practice gratitude in everyday life - the more my Heavenly Father's kindness and generosity continues to strengthen me.