Faith

Stay the Course | Piano Instrumental Music [Episode 151, May 14, 2019]

“Stay the Course” – Solo Piano Instrumental Music for Prayer, Meditation, Soaking Worship, Relaxation, Studying, Focus

With every passing day we have to deal with the distractions of life. These distractions can easily pull us away from the purpose that we have in this life. A few minutes can turn into hours, which turns into days, which turns into weeks, months, and years. Before we know it, we’ve lost focus, we’ve lost purpose, and we’re off track.

I believe that every person on this planet has a God-given purpose. There is a destiny for each one of us. I also believe that we ultimately have to make a choice in whether or not we will carry out that purpose. Rest assured, there will be situations and opportunities that will detour us from that path.

In this piece “Stay the Course”, my hope is that you will take some time to quietly ponder the purpose for your life. Do you know what that is? Do you feel that you’ve lost your way? Spending a few minutes daily in prayer is a great way to rediscover that path. Listen for that small voice that whispers to you, “this is the way… walk in it”.

Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
“This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.

Isaiah 30:21, NKJV

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Soaking Time | Extended Piano Instrumental [Episode 114, November 27, 2018]

Soaking Time – Extended Piano Instrumental for Soaking Worship, Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation

“Soaking Time” is an extended solo piano instrumental.  At approximately 12:30 in length, this free-flowing, peaceful piano interlude is designed to be a soundtrack for your times of prayer, worship, meditation, relaxation, or “soaking”.

What exactly is soaking?

The common use of this word is to immerse an object into water or another liquid.  Think about dirty clothes that need to soak in the laundry.   Dirty dishes sometimes need to soak in warm, soapy water to help get them clean.   As humans, we sometimes like to pour a hot bath and soak in the tub – to relieve the pain of tired, sore muscles or to alleviate stress.   We’ve also heard of going down to the beach to “soak up some rays” of sunshine.

Over the past years, this has become a common word in religious circles as well.   “Soaking Worship” or “Soaking Prayer” refers to extended times of being immersed in meditation, worship, prayer, or the Presence of God.   In many ways, it may accomplish some of the same things that natural soaking does.

  • It may cleanse us through prayers of confession and repentance.
  • It may calm our nerves, still our souls, and ease our worries.
  • It may relieve stress or prepare our hearts and minds to sense, feel, and hear God’s voice.

I’ve been purposeful for this interlude and last week’s interlude, “Reflect and Pray”, to make these spontaneous instrumental interludes a bit longer.   I hope you’ll find time to linger with them and allow your soul to rest.

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Be Faithful – Solo Piano Instrumental [Episode 112, November 15, 2018]

Be Faithful – Solo Piano Instrumental Music for Worship, Prayer, Meditation, Relaxation

It’s been a couple of weeks since the last episode of the “Worship Interludes Podcast” was released.  I’ve taken a break from the interludes the past two weeks to finish up my Christmas album, “Silent Night“.  This album is something I’ve been wanting to record for many years and I’m very pleased that it’s finally going to become a reality.

Now that the hard work of recording the album has been finished and I await the release, it’s clearly time to resume these piano instrumentals.   My soul needs this time today!

Earlier this morning I was having a time of devotion and I read one of my all-time favorite Psalms, which is Psalm 15.   In this chapter of the Bible it describes the kind of man that I would like to become.  It describes the kind of man that I’d like to remembered as.  When I began recording this morning I was thinking about being faithful.   It’s so easy to give up.  It’s so easy, especially when we fail, to quit.  In the end, we are called to be so much more than this.

How do I define success?   Simply, being faithful.  I’m realizing that I can’t define success in dollars, jobs, or the world’s accolades.  I think that a person who has been FAITHFUL is a success.   Faithful to their marriage.  Faithful to their calling.  Faithful to their family.  Faithful to God.  Faithful to your friends and neighbors.  So few people are steadfast and faithful.   I desire to be one of the few.

Take time to listen to this interlude, “Be Faithful”, and celebrate the areas of your life where you are being faithful.   Perhaps you’ll become aware of some areas where you haven’t been as faithful as you should.  If this is the case, take up the challenge and make a change today.  Make a decision to be faithful.

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