The new song Solo Piano Blessings is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon Music, and all music services worldwide. You can also click below to listen as you read the inspiration behind this piece.
I composed Solo Piano Blessings as a reminder to count life’s blessings in the midst of the ups and downs. There are so many when I begin counting. The melodies are a heart felt expression of being grateful for life’s blessings. James 1:17 reminds us that “Every good and perfect gift is from above.” God is the true source of blessings, and I need to be prepared to notice them, as well as receive them with gratitude, peace, hope, and joy.
Will you join me in pausing to reflect on your life’s blessings for about five minutes? As you listen begin thinking about what you can be thankful for in this present moment, and for this day. Then gradually expand to your life, faith, work, ministry, people, experiences, memories, and anything you can count as a blessing from God. He is a generous Giver and He is worthy of our thanksgiving and praise.
The piano melody, notes, and chords have plenty of space to help us slow down, and focus on being thankful. There is some tension between the major and minor chords, which is a picture of real life with its ups and downs. There are beautiful slow chords played with plenty of rest between them to help us breathe in God’s blessings, which prepares us to be a blessing to others. The melodies rise and fall, with a downward cascading pattern to symbolize God’s blessings – every good and perfect gift – coming down from heaven.
How does Solo Piano Blessings speak into your heart and story?
If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! (James 1:12, Passion Bible)
But those who set their gaze deeply into the perfecting law of liberty are fascinated by and respond to the truth they hear and are strengthened by it — they experience God’s blessings in all that they do! (James 1:25, Passion Bible)