Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kari Jobe

I was so excited to get to go hear Kari Jobe in concert. I have heard her three times before, over the past 5 or 6 years, and always for just like 20 minutes before someone spoke. To go to a night of worship with her as worship leader... well, i was very excited about it.

It is so funny, because i kept saying "kari jobe concert" and every time i would use the word "concert", it just felt wrong. I mean, she's a worship leader. Not an entertainer. She is there to lead you into the presence of God. At some point during worship, she kind of addressed this by encouraging people to press in to God, to seek Him, to really listen to the words & sing them to Jesus, and she said something along the lines of, "I mean, we can try our best to entertain you, but that will be NOTHING compared to what Jesus will do in your heart if you meet with Him tonight!" So very true.

I love Kari Jobe. She is an AMAZING passionate worship leader, and she is adorable. She is just a doll. So sweet. She is engaged & i love that God gave her a man who tours with her & also leads in worship! Awesome! His name is Cody & they get married a month from today! (I know this, because she said so on Facebook. Ha.)

Kari & her fiance Cody...yes, i was on third row. :)

Warren Barfield opened for her, and y'all. I LOVE his style of music and his voice, but also? He's HILARIOUS. Hilarious!

Here are pics from the "concert". :) I went with two of my friends from my infertility support group, Heather & Mary Claire. But i also ran into about 29504094 people i knew...including some of my bestest friends in the whole world! Ha! We had a wonderful wonderful time! Wish i could go again!!

 Me with Heather & Mary Claire

 Me & Ashley

 Me & Mary Claire...who has lost like 40 pounds, by the way! She's doing so good!

 Me with Ashley, Amanda & Ellie! :)

Me with Beth (infertility support group leader) & her daughter, Lexi.

Me & my best friend since 5th grade, Sarah. Had no idea she was gonna be there! :) 

At one point, Kari started talking about trusting God. She said we can trust Him. He is trustworthy. And then she started saying how if your "truster" is broken, that's not a very good place to be, for a believer. But that sometimes trials and situations can cause our truster to become  broken. And i was like, "uh, yeah". That's me. My truster is broken. I have been so hurt by miscarriage & infertility that i have even gotten to a place where i do not know if i can trust the Lord. And she's right ... that is not a good place to be.

The truth is, though, I CAN trust Him. I may not feel like i can, but i can. He is a God i can trust. He is not a god that is going to let me down. He is faithful, and he has proven that to me time and time again. So right now, i am working on trusting Him again. I want to be somebody who believes God, and trusts Him no matter what trials i face. 

So anyway. That's the short version of what God spoke to me that night. :) Awesome time of worship!


  1. Sounds like you had an amazing time. I love to listen to her. She seems like such a sweet sweet soul.

    And my truster is broken too. In a lot of ways. I took a drive earlier today and thought the same thing (so odd that you posted this). I really need to get back to the heart of believing AND trusting in Him!!!

  2. I love Kari Jobe!! Isn't she great? So cute that her and her fiance lead together! I agree, it's always weird saying concert ;) I usually just say worship night or something!! So fun you got to go!

  3. Just found your blog and love this post. I am impressed with your vulnerability and openness in sharing. You are exactly right--not being able to trust God is a tough place to be. I admire you for continuing to step out in faith even in hard times!

  4. Sometimes I feel like my truster is broken, too! It's hard to get back to that place and stay there, even when you still don't get that thing you most desire... I pray for you, girl! We'll get our desires yet!

  5. Sounds like a great time and is almost making me wish I had bought tickets for when she is in town here. Oh well.

    Praying that your truster gets on track again with the One that it can trust.


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