Today I played the keyboard in church for the first time and I loved it!! Now, I only played the chords, so it was very simple and of course I had a brain freeze a few times, but Dick said he couldn't tell.
I had my first piano lesson when I was 12 and took lessons off and on through high school. I practiced almost as much as I was supposed to, but was never good enough to play in church.
Then in college, I took lessons at the college for 2 years and I still didn't have to ability to play in church, but really wanted to.
About 4 years ago, I took lessons for about a year with a local church music pastor and she was wonderful. She actually taught me how to play chords so that I could eventually play in church.
Well, then I had Olivia and then took over our church's children's church, so everything was put on hold.
A few weeks ago, I decided to teach my kids to play the piano and used a dvd designed for modern worship keyboard players. That dvd inspired me to practice.
So I did.
And today, I tried in church and was amazed that I could do it. I kept thinking, "This can't be happening. I'm not a piano player." It was hard to believe that a dream I had had for so long was coming true.
How did you do that God?
Lines from one of the songs we sang explained how I felt.
"Like hinges straining from the weight
My heart no longer can keep from singing,
All that is within me cries, for you alone be glorified
Emmanuel, God with us, my heart sings a brand new song"