Saturday, July 30, 2011

I have a Song on My Heart

I have been in the choir for almost 3 years. I learned it takes more work than standing on the platform and singing the assigned songs. You have to remember to think about the message. You're singing to GOD and giving Him all the Glory. Your voice is an instrument, so you gotta take better care of it. You are supposed to blend and yet set yourself apart. Have Expression! The words are there but can the congregation tell you mean it? Follow the director at all times. Breathing is critical especially for soloists.

Ever since my church started an "American Idol" themed choir forum, I really wanted a chance so i can "get a solo". WRONG! Now, I know I had/have to learn humbleness, confidence, breathing, voice control, etc. Improvement has been made but instead of my "I want a Solo" Attitude, I'm now like, "I have a song on my heart and I really would like to sing it". It'll be another way to present how much God loves me and what He's done for me.

Personally, I feel Sometimes that hvaing a solo is taken for granted. I LOVE TO SING! If you have your chance then express yourself! Nerves can be so intimidating and I know this for a fact! Lol My nervous habit is shaking hands and my mouth gets dry hahaha...I guess I feel like, If God ever lays on my Choir director's heart for me to sing the song I have on my heart, then I would feel Honored.

See what I mean??


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Im four years old!

Warm evening or should I say morning... I witnessed a car accident. Plenty of people from the neighborhood came out to see the commotion and fortunately No one was hurt. A good friend that consistently brought me to crossroads baptist church despite of my 8 month stubbornness of running from God, took the time to sit on my stoop and go over the Romans Road. My first thought was, "Here we go again. I heard this before..." even though deep down I always felt the urge to go front of the church to be led to salvation. My leg always shook, hands gripped the Pew...stomach swarmed with Butterflies and the What if's came to mind. Now the moment came...I was fully attentive, heard the gospel, and put my pride away and humbled myself to GOD. I cried, I felt relief, I felt excited, I felt better... The load was lifted off my shoulders... Did I worry what my mom may think.. yea. Was it easier since she was in Africa lol yep! :) ...But by the end of the day... I didn't care... I got saved and I AM going to Heaven and nothing will stop that. NOTHING. Praise God! That being said, I would like to Praise God for allowing me to see 4 years since the day I got led to the Lord. Praise God for those that had patience with me despite of my attitude, cruel words, and selfishness. They stuck by me...even through my flaws. I praise God for using my friend as a tool to get me where I am today!
At that very day... I was supposed to be getting ready for a 2nd year of College at Johnson C. Smith University... but things didn't go MY way... but instead HE made it so I can eventually get led to the Lord.  If there is anyone that wants to know how to go through that joy of submitting to God and overall making it to heaven for ETERNITY...ask me. I will tell you. I will guide you the same way my friend did for me.

Glad I had an opportunity to allow you to see what I see.