Jesus lives within us, goes before us, stands beside us, and holds us in His hands. Yet, our focus is often anywhere but on Him. If you would like to better connect and align yourself with Jesus, try this: at each new input of information (no matter the source), in your spirit ask Him the simple question, "What do you think?" Allow yourself a few seconds to listen with an open heart and mind for His response. If you receive, agree and follow. If you don't hear anything, you have at least given yourself a few seconds of contemplation before you respond, which will help you to not react from emotion or impulse, and you will have focused your thoughts on Him just as Scripture instructs. Follow this pattern throughout your day, asking Him about each new experience, conversation, or exposure to information. Ask about anything and everything. If you keep this up for just a few weeks, it will become your pattern and will feel natural to you.
Think about how you converse with a good friend or significant other. If you are a good communicator, you approach each conversation with a clear mind and a receptive heart. You don't preconceive what the other person is going to say and respond based on your own perceptions. You listen without judgment and receive what they share. Have this same attitude in your conversations with Jesus. Don't assume what you think His response will be. Really listen in your heart, open to whatever He might have to say. You may be pleasantly surprised, and you will most certainly learn some wonderful things about His character and how He feels about you.