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

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

Boat on a lakeThis 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
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Articles and Blog Posts about Christian Meditation – Volume 2

August 29th, 2009 - Categories: News

Woman Reading Meditaton Articles on Her MacBook ProIt has been quite some time since I’ve connected you to some of the best articles, editorials, and blog posts I’ve read about Christian meditation and meditating on God’s Word. When I run across really good articles, I always make a note of the location–I just haven’t been sharing them with my readers. However, I’m taking a few minutes now to share some. I expect to share more in a few weeks. Just like in Volume 1, these are presented in no particular order. I hope you enjoy them!

  • I just wrote an article for Praise-and-Worship.com entitled, Worship with Meditation. This article provides a brief history of meditation in the Bible, a summary of my own techniques for meditating on the scriptures, and an explanation of how meditating on the scriptures can be an act of worship.
  • Phil Pringle is the pastor of Christian City Church Oxford Falls. Phil prints verses on paper and then meditates on them. As he does so, he writes his thoughts and comments on the paper using different colors and styles, then he posts those thoughts and comments and a picture of his finished work of meditation on his blog. Try this yourself! I’ve been doing it some and it has been a wonderful experience for me.
  • Week 2 of the “What Works” series by Phil Fox Rose for Busted Halo is entitled, What Works: Meditation.
  • When I got my first Palm PDA about 9 years ago, the first Bible software I used on it was by Olive Tree Bible Software. They have a wonderful article on their web site entitled, Meditating on God’s Word. You don’t have to use one of their Bible programs to learn a great deal from this article though.
  • Although it’s a very short post, T.J. Francis has a post entitled Stop and Think… at his The 12th of Isaiah blog, that I think will make you stop and think.

I have a couple dozen more articles that I can highly recommend, but I’ll save those for another day. If you are aware of some articles, essays, or blog posts you would like me to consider for future volumes, feel free to contact me with a link to them. (Photo by Quinn Dombrowski. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License)

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Mindful Worship Meditation #27 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace

August 1st, 2009 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations

Peaceful LakeThis meditation is the fourth of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. In today’s turbulent world, so many people are seeking peace. Unfortunately, many are seeking peace through changes to their circumstances, instead of seeking the peace of Christ in the midst of, and in spite of, their circumstances. In this guided Christian meditation, you’ll contemplate some of the New Testament passages that explain what peace is, how Jesus has given us His peace, and how we can become the blessed peacemakers God has called us to be. Peace is not something we produce on our own, but rather, the fruit of the Spirit is Peace.

We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and the next two episodes focused on the fruits of Love and Joy. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you’ll want to begin with these three meditations. Speaking of peace, you may also enjoy Mindful Worship Meditation #13 – Jehovah-Shalom, The Lord Is Peace. I’ve had an incredible experience with God in my life as He has used the time I’ve spent meditating on these passages and asking the Holy Spirit to produce better quality fruit in my life. I’d love to hear about your own experiences in the comments. (Photo by Alberto Alerigi. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)


Scriptures in this meditation: Galatians 5:22-23, Luke 24:36, John 14:27, 1 Peter 3:11, Matthew 5:9
Time: 28:03
File Size: 26.6 mb

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Mindful Worship Meditation #26 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Joy

April 19th, 2009 - Categories: Guided Meditations, Premium Guided Meditations

Listening to Meditation on an iPod on the Beach Experiencing JoyThis meditation is the third of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. So often, when we hear the word joy, we think about happiness. However, joy in a Christian’s life is much more than mere happiness. In this guided Christian meditation, you’ll contemplate some of the New Testament passages that explain what joy is, the things the Holy Spirit uses to produce joy, and how we can apply that joy in our walk with Christ. Joy is not something we produce on our own, but rather, the fruit of the Spirit is Joy.

We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and then contemplated how The Fruit of the Spirit is Love. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you’ll want to begin with these two meditations. I’ve had an incredible experience with God in my life as He has used the time I’ve spent meditating on these passages and asking the Holy Spirit to produce better quality fruit in my life. I’d love to hear about your own experiences in the comments. (Photo by Seth Anderson. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License)


Scriptures in this meditation: Matthew 13:44, 1 Peter 1:8-9, Romans 15:13, Philippians 1:4-5, 2 Corinthians 7:4, James 1:2-3, Matthew 28:4
Time: 42:04
File Size: 38.5 mb

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