Friday, May 05, 2006

First Show and More...


So our first show was today... It was an outdoor show, the weather was beautiful, and It was a blast!!!

I am not adjusting to the time change as quickly as I would like so that is definitely taking a toll on me (and the other guys). I woke up last night at 1:00am, 2:15am, 4:30am (Islam call to prayer - very loud), and again at 5:15am. The last time I gave up and got out of bed... I had a great time of reading, praying, and thinking about how it was still my wife's birthday there in the State's (it was 9:15pm there)...

I really feel as though God wants to speak to me about some things while I am here. I feel as though Diana and I could be in for some crazy things in the near future. I think that is good as we are both feeling way restless as of late.

This morning I found myself thanking God for all He has given to us... I found myself begging Him to allow us to share it with other people... not for selfish reasons but because we are compelled to do so... We are honestly falling in love with the way Jesus talks about living and want to share it with other people... Then, for some reason I painfully realized I was doubting that God would move in the ways that I was asking... asking why would God even answer that prayer? - Let me be the first to say that is prolly a dumb thing to ask and I'm sure I have some kind of trust issues that go deeper that I care to talk about here... through resting in that moment, however, I ended in a place of God saying to me... "You are my child..." I found myself looking to him as a Father and trusting that his desires for me were in fact good... not safe, explainable, understandable, but still good... While I am here in Kyrgyzstan I pray God will continue to speak to me about where and how he is leading diana and I...

I just realized I started out talking about our concert today... I guess I'll have to change the title of this post... if you read through that last paragraph, it may not make much sense... sorry... - I will say this... there is something about getting away from the patterns of life and God speaking to you in a way like no other (I highly recommend it)... I am ok with it not making sense... I know plenty of stories where people following the living God did not make sense... I just hope you don't think I sound crazy (crazier than normal).

Love you guys very much... Please continue praying for our time here...

Here are some pics for you...



The mountains we fly over to get to the city here... This was an "exciting" plane ride to say the least...










some local fans with Jon after the show

















can you say album cover














guiness and eggs... breakfast of champions (in london airport - see previous post)










Jeff, this picture is in response to your previous restroom crisis post... any ideas here?














our rythym section holding it down as always...
















a little sound check before the show






Catch ya tomorrow...

Love and Peace,

-J

4 comments:

Yesdondon said...

Jason! Awesome stuff! Man, I love the way you write. It;s from the heart. God told me last night that He was calling you back to youth ministry. Wow, He is doing some crazy things. Keep doing what's right and the blessings will catch up. Tell Karl and all that i said Hi and that I am praying for all of you!
Peace and Word!
Donnie

Aaron said...

So this has nothing to do w/ your post...but i figured you hadn't heard the latest NC State news...

We've hired Sidney Lowe as our new Bball coach. He's an asst. with the Pistons right now and played on our '83 team. Anyways, this is very important info to know...so I thought I'd share with you. :)

Rock out with your earlobes out!

davo said...

Whoa, I didn't know Jon shaved the goatee. But now it looks like he's growing a beard. Either way, tell him the new look is rad.

Miss you guys. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

jeff said...

Thanks for posting Jason. Sweet to see some familiar faces, keep them coming. Tell the guys I said hey.