Mindful Worship Meditation #34 – Know My Anxious Thoughts

July 31st, 2014 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations

Worried Man on cell phoneEveryone has “anxious thoughts”…

  • Worry
  • Stress
  • Fears
  • Concerns

With good reason, we live in a very stressful time. Many of us feel guilty because we struggle with these thoughts. As I meditated on scriptures that dealt with anxiety and worry I realized a few very important truths. First, being anxious is not a sin. Second, worry and anxiety can be a symptom of sin. Finally, anxious thoughts sometimes lead us to sin.

In this meditation I will guide you through a process described by King David in Psalm 139:23-24, which will help you break free of guilt by inviting God to evaluate your anxious thoughts. Inviting God into this area will help you face your anxiety, worry, stress, and fear in a way that honors our Lord, Jesus Christ. (Photo by Alon. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)


Scriptures in this meditation: Psalm 139:23-24, Acts 13:22, John 10:10, Philippians 4:6-7,
Time: 19:50
File Size: 19 MB

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Mindful Worship News – July 29, 2014

July 29th, 2014 - Categories: Uncategorized

A New Way to Get Our Meditations
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Changed Lives – Testimonials for July 27, 2014

July 27th, 2014 - Categories: Changed Lives

This is the first installment of a weekly feature we call, “Changed Lives.” Hundreds of you have shared words of encouragement and testimonies about how God has used these Christian guided meditations in your lives. Every time I read one of these messages, I am so humbled at how God has used this ministry. Every Sunday, we will share a few of these encouraging messages to glorify our Lord and to be an encouragement to each of you in the Mindful Worship community.

Eve, a long time Premium Member from the United Kingdom shared this testimony:

I have MS so stress affects me more than most, but I listen to the meditations most nights in bed, or in the day, and they ease my mind, tend to my heart, and I sleep well! I’m only on telephone check up from neuro nurse and doctors as they are so pleased with my very good state of health. God’s Word heals, restores and maintains you. These meditations are fantastic! My good health is proof! I have had no major relapses at all. :)

Thank you for obediently putting them on the web for an affordable price!  I downloaded them to my phone. Luckily it has loads of memory left,  ready for the new ones!

God bless you both,
Eve

Greg, one of our newest Premium Members from Australia told us this:

I have been enjoying starting the day with the meditations. I am currently on annual holidays from my work and so I have had the luxury of  ”soaking in the Spirit” most mornings. Hopefully I can continue once the rush of the day to day life kicks in again.

I had been at a bit of a low point in my walk with God when I found the meditations. I suffer from cyclothymia, which is a mild form of bipolar disorder and I was a bit down and felt out of touch with God. My wife and I went out to lunch and then browsed one of the local bookstores. There were lots of books about mindfulness. So when we got home, I googled “christian mindfulness” and your site came up.

I listened to one of the free meditations and it led me into that beautiful intimacy and communion with God that I had missed so much. I have also been listening to #20 [Sleep in Peace] as I go to bed.

Thanks again, and blessings.
Greg

Michdea, one of the subscribers to our iTunes podcast gave us this Customer Review:

Finally found it!!! ★★★★★

For years and years I have searched for relaxation meditations with a Christian message. .. Ricky Spears exceeds anything I hoped I would find! The relaxing tones with thoughtful visualizations has a profound effect on the mind, soul and body. I love listening to them at night as I go to sleep or when I’m trying to get a quick recharge. I’m a single mom with 5 children. I don’t have the time or energy to neglect having my spirit renewed by the Spirit. This is an incredible investment of time. Than you so much, Ricky.

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Mindful Worship Meditation #33 – The Fruit Of The Spirit is Self-Control

July 25th, 2014 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations

Kayak Lake Clouds TreesThis meditation is the last of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. Jesus instructed us to love others as we love ourselves. We often interpret this to mean that we are to love others more than we love ourselves. However, His instruction is one of balance. We must love both ourselves and others if we are to be a spiritually healthy and mature believer. To properly produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness, we must be physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy and balanced. There is a fruit that gives us the strength to be temperate in all these areas–the fruit of the Spirit is Self-control.

We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and the next eight episodes focused on the fruits of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, and Gentlenesss. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you’ll want to begin with these nine meditations.


Scriptures in this meditation: Galatians 5:22-23, Genesis 1:28-29, Mark 6:31, John 4:7, Mark 11:12-13, Mark 1:16, Matthew 5:8, Matthew 6:21, Matthew 22:37, John 11:35, Luke 15:6, Mark 3:5, Matthew 26:41, Mark 2:8, John 4:23, 1 Peter 1: 5-8.

Time: 40:55
File Size: 39.3 MB

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Mindful Worship News – July 22, 2014

July 23rd, 2014 - Categories: News

It’s an exciting time here at Mindful Worship! We wanted to take a moment to let you know about several of the things that are happening.

Meet Steve Dalton, Our New Product Manager

Steve DaltonWe are very happy to welcome Steve Dalton to the Mindful Worship team as our new Product Manager!

Steve spent almost ten years in the business world, most of it as a branch manager for Washington Mutual Finance, before becoming a pastor in 2001. Two years later, he received a Masters degree in Religion from Liberty University. In 2005, the Dalton family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina where they live today. He and his wife homeschool their 4 children (ages 2-15).

Steve was introduced to meditation by a counselor and soon developed a desire to make Biblically-based guided meditations more available and accessible. A few months ago he met Ricky Spears who shared the same passion for God’s Word and the desire to help people through guided meditations on scripture. Steve is energized by what God is doing through Mindful Worship and is excited to be a part of the changes taking place at Mindful Worship. If you get a chance, please take a moment to leave a comment or send an email to welcome Steve to the team!

New Weekly Meditations Are Back!

Last week we released Mindful Worship Meditation #32 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness. This is the ninth of a ten part series on “The Fruit of the Spirit” from Galatians 5. Many of you waited a really long time for this one and we greatly appreciate your patience.

With Steve on board, we are committed to producing new meditations on a weekly basis! You shouldn’t have to wait weeks or months for the next meditation, as has been at times in the past. Look for the next meditation, “Mindful Worship Meditation #33 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Self Control,” to be posted on Thursday of this week.

A New Posting Schedule

We want to provide you with more than just great Christian guided meditations. To do this, we’ve developed a schedule for posting new content here at Mindful Worship:

  • Tuesday – “Mindful Worship News.” In these posts, we’ll let you know what’s been happening recently and what’s coming up here at Mindful Worship.
  • Thursday - A fresh, new Christian guided meditation–each and every week!
  • Sunday – “Changed Lives”. We receive lots of positive feedback from listeners like you who let us know how much you appreciate the work here and how these meditations are helping you in your walk with Christ. Each Sunday, we’ll be sharing some of these with you as both a praise to our Lord and to hopefully encourage you too. If you have a testimonial or story about how this ministry has helped you, we would love to hear it, and we may include in “Changed Lives.”

If there are other types of content you would like to see here, leave us a comment or contact us and let us know what it is.

New Outlets, Channels, and Purchase Options

In addition to being released on our website, meditations are now available for purchase and download in the iTunes store, Amazon Music store, the Google Play store, and eMusic. You can still subscribe to the site for only $10 for 3-months, but if you prefer to purchase meditations à la carte, you now have that option. We plan to add all future meditations to these online music stores as we publish them. Over time, we hope to add our full catalog of past meditations as well.

Along with this, we are making some of our meditations available on the following online radio services: Rdio, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Spotify, Xbox Music, and 24-7 Entertainment (in Europe and Canada).

We hope you are as excited as we are about these changes! Our prayer is always that God will use each word to draw people into a closer and deeper relationship with Him.

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Mindful Worship Meditation #32 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness

July 17th, 2014 - Categories: Free Guided Meditations, Guided Meditations

Child Gently Blowing DandelionThis meditation is the ninth of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. Have you ever considered, when reading your Bible or sharing scripture, how your tone of voice can greatly alter its meaning? We might read a passage with a harsh tone of voice and have it come across as judgemental and condemning. We might read that same passage with a soft gentle voice and have it comes across as compassionate and understanding. Our God is a gentle God who wants to give his gift of gentleness to the world through us–the fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness.

We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and the next five episodes focused on the fruits of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, and Gentlenesss. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you’ll want to begin with these eight meditations.

Welcome to the new and improved Mindful Worship! You should be seeing a lot of changes in the coming weeks and months. I’m working with a new Product Manager (I’ll introduce him later) with a great vision and enthusiasm for this ministry. I’m excited about the partnership and believe you will be excited about the enhancements to come. Completing The Fruit of the Spirit series (there is only one left after this one!) is just the beginning! Stay tuned…. (Photo by Liz Ahlberg. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)


Scriptures in this meditation: Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 11:28-30, Micah 7:18-19, 1 Peter 3:15-16, Galatians 6:1.

Time: 29:06
File Size: 26.6 MB

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Mindful Worship Meditation #31 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Faithfulness

January 26th, 2011 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations

Rose In HandsThis meditation is the eighth of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. So often, when we think of faithfulness, we consider only our own faithfulness toward God. However, just as God is faithful to us, so has he called us to be faithful to others. God wants people to see His faithfulness expressed through us toward them. In this meditation you’ll contemplate and explore God’s faithfulness toward you and the fruit of faithfulness in your own life–the fruit of the Spirit is Faithfulness.

We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and the next five episodes focused on the fruits of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, and Goodness. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you’ll want to begin with these seven meditations.

Once again, it’s hard to believe that it has been nearly 3 months since I’ve published a new meditation. I recently hired a Ministry Assistant, Josh Fredette, to help with many of the tasks here. Josh is a very talented musician and worship leader. He did the audio mixing and editing for this meditation. I think you’ll agree he did a fantastic job and is taking the quality here to a whole new level. Please take a moment to send him a message and welcome him to the ministry. (Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography / D. Sharon Pruitt. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)


Scriptures in this meditation: Galatians 5:22-23, Hebrews 11:1, James 2:20, 1 John 1:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Ephesians 2:8-9, Mark 10:45, Matthew 25:21, and Galatians 2:20.
Time: 39:14
File Size: 35.9 mb

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Mindful Worship Meditation #30 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Goodness

October 24th, 2010 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations

Perfect FlowerThis meditation is the seventh of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. We often label people’s actions as being good or bad. We usually find it easy to judge the actions of others, but it is more difficult to judge our own actions. God wants our actions to express excellence in virtue, morality, character, and attitude–a combined quality called ‘goodness’. In this meditation you’ll contemplate and explore God’s goodness toward you and the fruit of goodness in your own life–the fruit of the Spirit is Goodness.

We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and the next five episodes focused on the fruits of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, and Kindness. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you’ll want to begin with these six meditations.

I continue to appreciate everyone’s patience with the release of this new meditation. At least it hasn’t been seven month’s again. :-) I’m praying about hiring a part-time person to help in this ministry! (See Ecclesiastes 4:9) I strongly prefer someone who is already following the work here and therefore understands what it’s all about. It will be work-from-home and mostly customer service, web site editing, audio editing, and Internet marketing; so this person needs to be VERY computer savvy. If you’re interested, or know someone who is, contact me and let’s talk. As always, please leave a comment and let me know how God uses this mediation in your life! (Photo by Robin Zebrowski. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)



Scriptures in this meditation: Galatians 5:22-23, Acts 10:38, 1 Peter 1:3, Philemon 12-14, Ephesians 5:8-10, and Romans 15:14
Time: 42:31
File Size: 38.9 mb

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Mindful Worship Meditation #29 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Kindness

June 19th, 2010 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations

Homeless and ThirstyThis meditation is the sixth of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. Personally, I usually think of kindness more as just generally being nice and friendly to people. However, the new testament principle of kindness is much more than that. Kindness is very active. Biblical kindness is actively helping others. In this meditation you’ll contemplate and explore God’s kindness toward you before you were a believer and after you accepted his forgiveness. You’ll also contemplate Jesus’ teachings on being kind to those who oppose you and Paul’s teachings on being kind to other believers. God wants us to bear the fruit of His kindness through us because he was kind to us. His kindness lead us to repentance and as we allow the Holy Spirit to produce kindness through us, others will be led to repentance as well–the fruit of the Spirit is Kindness.

We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and the next four episodes focused on the fruits of Love, Joy, Peace, and Patience. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you’ll want to begin with these five meditations.

Once again, it’s hard to believe that it has been 7 months since I’ve published a new meditation. I recently shared on my personal blog about how I’ve been dealing with depression and didn’t know it. That, along with other things in my life, prohibited the writing and recording of this meditation. I would really like to return to producing new meditations on a regular weekly basis. If this ministry is valuable to you, and you would like to have more frequent meditations produced, please lift up me and this ministry in your times of prayer. I would also like to add some other people to play active roles in this ministry too. I’m not exactly sure what others might do, but if you feel God is leading you to take a more active role in the Mindful Worshp ministry, let me know where you think you might fit in. (Photo by Patrick Doheny. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)


Scriptures in this meditation: Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 2:1-7, Titus 3:4, Romans 2:4, Luke 6:35-36, and Ephesians 4:32
Time: 34:19
File Size: 31.4 mb

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Mindful Worship Meditation #28 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Patience

November 22nd, 2009 - Categories: Free Guided Meditations, Guided Meditations

Patient Girl at WindowThis meditation is the fifth of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. It has often been said that if you need patience, you shouldn’t ask God for it because the only way to grow patience is to be put in stressful situations where you have to be patient. But what about our patience towards God? And more importantly, what about our patience towards other people? It’s so easy to become frustrated when others don’t act the way we expect them to. It’s so easy to want to rush to correct them, to chastise them, and to change them. God wants us to bear the fruit of His patience through us that His higher purposes might be achieved–the fruit of the Spirit is Patience.

We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and the next three episodes focused on the fruits of Love, Joy, and Peace. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you’ll want to begin with these four meditations.

This has been my most challenging meditation to write yet. It’s hard to believe that it has been over 3 months since I’ve published a new meditation. I believe that God has been growing the fruit of patience in my life during this time, and in yours too–especially if you’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this meditation. I’m excited about the work that He is doing in my life and yours, regardless of the methods He uses to achieve it. It’s a wonderful journey and I’m glad to take it with wonderful listeners like you. (Photo by Meg Wills. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)


Scriptures in this meditation: Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 18:23-27, 2 Peter 3:15, 2 Peter 3:9, Hebrews 6:13-15, and 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Time: 30:35
File Size: 28.0 mb
Link to MP3: Meditation #28 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Patience

 
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