Think About Such Things

Written by: Ricky Spears       Recorded by: Ricky Spears

Think About Such Things

It is so easy to think bad thoughts. You know what I’m talking about. We think about bad outcomes instead of good outcomes. We think about ourselves and our own desires instead of others. We worry. We become anxious. We become negative. There are so many ways we make ourselves suffer from what one author called, “stinkin’ thinkin’.” In this Christian guided meditation you will take time to focus on Paul’s exhortation to the church at Philippi on how they should endeavor to think. “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”

Learning to think in this manner has had a major positive effect on my own life, and I'm sure it will have a positive effect in yours as well. As always, I welcome your comments.

Scriptures: Philippians 4:8

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  1. Mike Jones
    March 29th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    HI
    Just joined and am looking forward to applying your meditations in my daily struggles. Do you have one ON Gods Forgiveness og or sins and failures? How He is always ready to forgive us.

  2. Ricky Spears
    March 29th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Mike – Thanks for joining! I’m a little behind in posting some meditations here at the end of March, but it sounds like you’re really going to like #21, #22, and #23. This is a three-episode meditation on Psalm 51. You’ll remember that was the Psalm David wrote after Nathan confronted him about his sin with Bathsheba. Hopefully I’ll get #21 posted later this evening or tomorrow and the other two later this week.

  3. music_educe
    June 1st, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I have struggled with this very issue for such a long time. In the past, I’ve tended to gnaw away at my problems mentally, instead of surrendering them to Jesus. Finally, I learned to have faith and allow God to fight my battles. However, that wasn’t the full measure of salvation. This meditation, teaching the way to fill one’s mind with good things was always whispered in the back of my mind through the Holy Spirit. I just didn’t know how to do it! Thank you, Ricky for blessing my morning with this meditation. I will come back to it regularly.

  4. Ricky Spears
    June 4th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    music_eudice – Thanks for sharing about your experience! I’m so humbled that I can have a part in your spiritual growth!

  5. Rachel Sachs
    October 31st, 2014 at 9:39 am

    I praise God that I “accidentally” discovered mindful worship. Using these tools is really transforming my outlook and even helping some chronic back pain that was probably stress related.

    My comment on this specific meditation “Think About Such Things” is about the idea of admirable. I was considering a conflict that my husband and I were having. Instead of thinking about what other people would consider admirable, I was considering what aspects of my husband and his behavior are admirable. I don’t care what other people think of my approach, but I do want to hold my own husband in high esteem.

  6. Dana Call
    July 7th, 2015 at 5:56 am

    This was eye opening and truly thought provoking. I enjoy your meditations daily. I especially appreciate the scriptures that are linked to some of your meditations. Please add more!!

  7. Clodagh Maguire
    March 2nd, 2016 at 6:11 am

    What a powerful meditation. This has so helped me clarify what Our Lord is saying about my situation. Such peace – my joy (and therefore my strength) restored! Bless you and thank you.

  8. Steve Dalton
    March 2nd, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    We are so thankful God is blessing and strengthening you through this meditation. It is always so humbling to read comments like this. Thank you.
    Steve

  9. charlene ashborn
    May 22nd, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Loved this meditation so much I replayed it, jotting down your suggestions after each attribute of our thinking. Will post this where I can see it regularly. I usually let my own fears, worries, emotions–as you noted in your intro–color the situation. Now, I’ll have something more “concrete” to focus on.

  10. Tritia Edwards
    August 19th, 2016 at 5:49 am

    As I take this journey from self trust to total trust in God, I will apply the daily meditations to my life. I begin the morning with one and just noticed there’s one for bedtime as well. Thank you for sharing these. Something you created in 2009 has helped me so much in 2016.

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