The Act of Simplifying Life As Part of Worship

I wanted to finish writing this while the inspiration is fresh in my mind. After all, I’m returning to the battlefield at the workplace tomorrow and I might not have the mood or motivation to write come tomorrow.

Philippians 4:8 Good News Translation (GNT)

In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.

Ever since I returned from the Revival Conference, the part of me that I thought had died, became alive again. I also found myself pruning away certain areas of my life. The best example would be spending less time watching dramas. I’m sure my friends would find it unbelievable but I lost that desire to follow the series. I no longer had to know what happened to my favourite characters in the drama. Instead, I seem to be spending more time fiddling playing my guitar, learning the ukulele, and singing new songs. I’ve been writing tunes lately and I’ve also come to realize that it’s not so hard to get new melodies but I am just not an arranger. I don’t even have a proper keyboard to work with so I spend my time juggling with the following apps/softwares…. Symphony Pro, MuseScore 2.02, Finale Songwriter 2007, Garageband. I’m so thankful I took up the music course at UW. That’s how I learned the very basic of writing melodies, and transcribing them.

Without any hard effort, I’ve managed to simplify my life so that I can spend more time doing what I believe God wants me to do, and in the course of it, hone my skills too.

This morning, after the service at church, I spoke to one of my closest friends at church and told him I’d need his help in coming up with the right guitar arrangements for some of the tunes that I write/am writing. I’m so happy that he agreed to do it.

Like I said before, I’ve already decided that even if I don’t get the appreciation from man, I can feel Him smile when He sees me using the gifts He gave me.

The song that accompanies this post never fails to touch my heart. If it’s your first time listening to it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I’m very inspired by this songwriter and hope that someday, I’ll be able to glean from him.

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