Heavenly Meditations – My piano music

(Please turn on your speakers to hear the music.  You can stop, play, or adjust the volume directly on the player icon above).

When I first arrived in Seminary (about twenty years ago) I was walking through the dormitory when I heard some very simple yet beautiful piano music wafting down the corridor.  I followed it’s captivating vibes until I found a Korean student, eyes closed and heart raised, simply pouring out his heart to God in simple songs of worship on the piano.  I didn’t understand the words (my Korean skills are quite rusty ;) but I understood the spirit of the music — the spirit of love and adoration being poured out with every touch of the keys.  I sat nearby and had a wonderful time with the Lord as he was playing.

When he finished I went over and asked if he would show me, in less than five minutes (that’s all the time I had left), how I could begin to learn to play the piano.  I too wanted to pour my heart out to God through this beautiful instrument.

So he showed me how to basically make up simple chords — and with that, whenever I got the chance, I would try to play.

Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to take a piano course — but with that little push in the right direction I could soon sit down at the piano and play some simple melodies that come to me in the moment . . . melodies that I feel springing from my heart in expressions of adoration and love to God.

I must say that as a child my parents tried to get me to take some music classes . . . but I never really committed to such courses — I just didn’t have the vision for it.

However, after Jesus changed my life, I immediately had a desire to learn the guitar so I could express my love and thankfulness to Him. The one on hand at the time belonged to my dad who on rare occasions would pick up the guitar and play a bit. So I started practicing many hours each day. I really cried out to God to help me learn as it wasn’t easy. I said, “Jesus, please help me learn — because I only want to sing for you.” Well, He helped me . . . in fact I’ll be posting some songs in the future on the website.

I’m sharing this background because I want to say that the music and songs I play are deeply rooted in love and faith in Jesus — as He is the motivation for my life, He’s also my inspiration in my music. I find the chords and melodies attached to His essence — otherwise I simply don’t feel the inspiration, nor can I even play — especially on the piano. When I sit at the piano I don’t know what’s going to come out when I put my fingers to the keys. In fact, I only sit at the piano when I feel an anointing”bubbling” inside; it’s the only way I’m able to play, and it’s the only way I enjoy it.  I’m really not trying to over-spiritualize this — it’s just how it works for me.

I just thought to share this melody with you, as this is the first time I’ve ever recorded myself playing the piano! (Well, it’s not really a piano, just a little keyboard :) I hope you enjoy it!  (Tip:  This music is best enjoyed with eyes closed and heart open :)

6 replies
    • Paul
      Paul says:

      Hi Dad! Glad you enjoyed the music! It was worth lugging that keyboard from the States just to hear your comment :)

  1. Matthew
    Matthew says:

    Paul, thanks for sharing! Such peaceful music. It was obviously inspired from above. Keep in touch brother. Miss ya!

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