They say that a guitar is one of the most expressive musical instruments. Every string represents an emotion and every strum symbolizes the soul of the guitar player. I became interested in playing guitar at a very young age. I was only 10 years old and my parents decided to enroll me in a music school specializing in guitar playing. My guitar playing skill was honed. I was active in school activities and whenever there are school programs, I am always asked to play the guitar. I must admit, it gave me a confidence boost and it made me one of the popular students in the campus.
When I went to college, my passion for guitar playing continued. I became even more popular, especially to the eyes of the ladies. When I was in my second year college, I have come to realize that my passion is not just to play the guitar but to please God. I strongly believed that God blessed me with so many beautiful things in life and I want to give back the honor and glory to him. I decided to join the church choir where I am the lead guitarist. I feel like it is a calling for me. Through my music, I’ll be able to show to God my faith in him. I also consider it as a perfect way to influence others to come to church regularly.
Being a church choir guitarist is a dream come true. The joy I get every time I play the guitar is beyond compare. Every strum, I offer it all to God. Whenever I see church goers enjoy my music, I can’t help but smile because I know that by simply seeing them smile, I am making the Lord happy too.
Church choir practice is three times a week. It usually lasts for three hours. To tell you frankly, time flies so fast whenever we have a choir practice. I feel like three hours are not enough primarily because I consider it as a pleasure rather than just a simple practice. I am now a registered nurse and still an active church choir guitarist. My girlfriend is a member of the church choir too. As a matter of fact, we are in the same group, started as friends, and by God’s grace eventually became a couple. Both of us are showing our love to God through our music.
If you are interested in learning how to play the guitar, you can check the video below and see the basics of playing this wonderful instrument: