Don Moen’s concert was a blast, classy but heart warming, and I was also enlightened for many reasons! So blessed to worship God, at yong feeling na hindi ka mag iisip ng chords or anong song susunod, hahah! . Okay let me tagalogized my post para feel na feel ko! hahaha!!
Nalaman ko lang yong concert last tuesday, Oh em! Bakit di ko nakita sa news feed ko? Oh, well. Let’s see. Wednesday, nag-google na ako ng mga ticket, hahaha. Then I thought, will still watch this concert kahit mag isa. It’s been so long na gusto ko maka attend ng concert ni DM, aside sa napaka uplifting and annointed yong mga songs niya, he plays keyboard kasi habang kumakanta din. (frustrated singer ako) lol. Yeah, natutuwa ako na makakita ng mga musician na kumakanta (with or without mic). Kasi pag di ako makakanta parang magbu-burst out ako, hahaha! Pero bago ito, I have a confession to make…
Last week, the ubernyt friends watched Step Up Revolution and basically this movie made me want to become a dancer (again) Hahaha, let’s go, and make some move! Jump up on a car, and start krumping on! Haha! I’m not kidding! You think I can’t dance? Com’on! Hahaha Kidding! Yeah, used to dance noong high school but something happend and that put an end to my passion for dance. But I’d still enjoyed watching movies na related sa dance, or whenever I get some time I watched dance competition but it just that couldn’t find this “interest” na meron ako dati. So to make the long story short, goodbye dancing.
In the middle of summer. I saw something sa may corner ng house namin, na parang ngayon ko lang siya napansin, a beautiful instrument. So binuksan ko siya, and started playing the keys, at pinapkinggan yong tunog bawat keys. As time goes by, umuuwi agad ako ng bahay diretso dun sa corner na yon. So this is it, I fell in love with this beautiful instrument with a beautiful look and sound, piano (not keyboard), that my heart fills with emotions and melodies that allows me to play with the keys. Parang lumulutang yong mga notes sa harap ko. 🙂 Yeah! And that captured my heart 🙂 I’m not being exaggerated here, pero ganun yong feeling ko dati. And started to learned chords. My kuya taught me one family chords lang para matutog ko agad yong isang song, masyado akong excited na maktugtog ng buo, but it didn’t stop me to learn more kasi meron na uli napupusuan, at iyon ang pag-play ng piano/keyboard. So that’s how our piano-lovestory started. During those time, I often wondered why my music didn’t sound as good as the music that I heard on the cassette tape (wala pang CD nun). Then later on, I joined the Worship team. And when I moved here in Makati, God spoke to my heart na sumali uli sa team, It wasn’t easy, kasi new environment, new people but one thing, for the Audience of One, I followed. And I could still remember the 1st song that I played when I was in the team na, “Give us clean hands” (That’s our theme for our 28th Church Anniversary this November 25, 2012). I never been to any musical school or piano/keyboard lessons, pero yong alam mo na nananalaytay sa dugo mo yong pagtugtog na nagbibigay sayo ng passion na matuto pa, I think it’s great! And I am grateful that God has given me this talent. Everytime I play, I would always remember what He has done on the cross, then it allows me to play like I never played before. And that’s what I’ve been telling sa mga first time na tumugtog sa youth, and God never fails to show himself with these newbies musicians.
So what about the concert last night? Booom! Madami nag suggest to watch this kind of movie, blah blah at ewan ko lang kung ayaw mo maging musician! Hahaha. Well, I appreciate that comment, but I was looking for something deeper pa eh. So when I heard about this concert, and it’s like whoaah, I need to be there for a very deeper reason. At hindi KJ si Lord kasi nakabili agad at mas mura pa. It’s not about the concert itself pero yong thought na magpapalakas uli sayo, magrerejuvinate, magrerefresh. And then while listening and worshipping God during the concert last night, sabi ko kay Lord, bakit ganito nararamdaman ko, okay naman ako sa ibang bagay pero music? There’s something wrong. HIndi natapos ang gabi na wala akong natanggap, I got my answers. Kumbaga hindi napapagod ang katawan, yong puso lang naman kasi madaming bagay ang gustong mangyari, at yong yong mga pagbabago na dapat hayaang mangyari. I know He make all things new.
So what about the dance? Dance parin! The movement just relates exactly what the music is saying. Both dance and playing musical instruments are so therapeutic. God has given each and everyone na talent, pero one thing lang pareho, it’s how you glorigy God with your talents.And it just so amazing na pag dumadating tayo sa ganitong pakiramdam ng buhay natin, God is always there to comfort us and to fill us with His love that never ends.
By the way, thanks to my friend jay, na kasama ko sa concert. And sana next time mas marami na, ipon, ipon! 🙂
Watch out for my next blog, AT THE KEYBOARD, IN GOD’S PRESENCE.