i think this has something to do with not actively setting up patterns to build habits that would cause me to think more about Jesus throughout the day. it's like i'm expecting God to just come to mind more without doing anything on my part.. which i believe He can do, but also feel i have a role in training myself to be more attentive.
so i wanted to share a simple way i can notice and bring Him into my day that you can use too! it's really easy. you may have heard of it, it's called the "breath prayer." if you want to dive deeper, the idea of it and the different ways you can do breath prayer are more thoroughly laid out HERE, but i'm just focusing on this simple concept:
1) starting out with a name for God that means something to you or sticks out to you a little more (Abba, Father, Lord, Shepherd, Creator, etc.) and 2) pairing that with a word or phrase that describes what you're most longing for from God/ what you need most from Him/ a truth about who He is or who you are. the idea is to engage your body through something as basic as breathing with that simple prayer.. INHALE, (name for God).. EXHALE, (desire/need/truth).. and you can do it in the midst of any task! an easy enough start for something i want to become a habit. want to join me tomorrow? if you're not sure where to start you can use one of the ones that stuck out to me...
"Father, i belong to you."
"sweet Jesus, you provide all my needs."
"Lord, your servant is listening."
"Jesus, be near to me."
"Father of light, be my peace."
hope it provides some meaningful connection with God throughout your day!