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Monday, 12 December 2011

Day 6: Christmas in pics: my guitar...



This little baby is my guitar. (ok so I cheated, as you can probably tell I did not take this picture today, but hey, my rules and I can break them if I like..). Anyway, I wanted to write about my guitar today after an awesome night of worship at our church with some visiting worship leaders.
I love my guitar. I love the way it looks, the way it sounds, the way it feels when I play, and I love that it's mine...

On top of that I love that I can use it to worship God. When I was younger I was surrounded by people who could play guitar (think it's a Christian thing...) but I never learned, although I always wanted to. Then a few years ago, my oldest started learning and one day, on the beach she started showing me some chords. I was hooked. It does help to have an exeperienced guitarist in the house in my husband, so I can get on hand advice for chords and how to play stuff! I am not a great player, in fact I'm not even an average player, I just learn chords depending on what songs I want to play! I can't pick and I refuse to learn bar chords, but I just play for me, so that's what I chose to do!
I love that when I want to worship I can pick up my guitar and just play and sing. Recently I've spent more time singing, especially with my husband and have even sung in the local with him at their open mike night. So I have decided to enter their next ex-factor style competition in January. I keep saying I will go sing again at the open mike, but late nights don't really work for me, so this time I said yes. It's in January and for ages I have been thinking about what to sing. I want to sing something that honours my faith, but without being overtly about Jesus. (It also has to be in my key !) This has not been easy and I have been listening to loads of secular songs trying to find something that feels right. Anyway, today I had an old playlist in my ipod in the background and heard something that I instantly thought, 'that's it'! So I have decided to sing 'Gotta Find You' by Joe Jonas... lovely bit of Disney Camp Rock, perfect for the pub.... ;) or not.... naff it may be but I love the song, I can sing it , and I can sing it to God... (I have removed one verse and edited one line!)

Everytime I think I'm closer to the heart
Of what it means to know just who I am
I think I've finally found a better place to start
But no one ever seems to understand
I need to try to get to where you are
Could it be, you're not that far

You're the voice I hear inside my head,
the reason that I'm singing
I need to find you
I gotta find you
You're the missing piece I need,
the song inside of me
I need to find you
I gotta find you
Oh yeah
Yeah, yeah

You're the remedy I'm searching hard to find
To fix the puzzle that I see inside
Painting all my dreams the color of your style
When I find you it will be alright
I need to try to get to where you are
Could it be, you're not that far

You're the voice I hear inside my head,
the reason that I'm singing
I need to find you
I gotta find you
You're the missing piece I need,
the song inside of me
I need to find you
I gotta find you

You're the voice I hear inside my head,
the reason that I'm singing
I need to find you (I need to find you)
I gotta find you (yeah)
You're the missing piece I need,
the song inside of me
I need to find you
I gotta find you (I gotta find you)


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