This is a new season for me. I have to admit, I have a knack of making bad decisions, I have made lots of them in the past. And it is only because of His grace that I can still stand with both feet on the ground, moving forward in life with the eyes on the prize. With the hopes of finishing well.
What have I learned from years past? That life is more that what we personally want, but rather it’s more of what God really wants and desires for us. His Spirit is our guidance, as we make decisions with His wisdom guiding our path.
Last year, I have clearly received my calling, which is music and really spreading the love of Jesus through it, focusing on worship music with the vision of traveling around the world and ministering to churches and having concerts and just being used as His vessel to spread His love to the people.
It feels like an impossible dream to achieve, with every limitation currently being shown in front of my face. But I believe in a God of the impossible, and I am trusting Him no matter what. The best thing about it is this - even if the vision I have is not exactly what God wants for me, then I am assured what He has for me is so much better. All I know is this is what He has put in my heart so I am just trusting Him every step of the way.
So right now I am recording my very first full-length album. This is truly a blessing from God because He has touched the hearts of those people who helped in making this a possibility. I’ve always believed that if God wants something to happen, it will happen and He will provide and He truly has. I am amazed.
I’m more than 2 weeks into the recording and we have covered 5 songs already and it has truly been an amazing time of working with the coolest people on earth.
And for me to end this blog post with a bang, let me share with you the bonus I have received this year:
God gave someone to love. :) Say hello to my girlfriend, Caitlin Patrick.
I met her at the Feast of Tabernacles this year (Sept-Oct); I served in the orchestra and she was part of the dance team. I call her the crazy American, because she was just mean to me most of the time during our time there (come on, admit it). Haha. But kidding aside, it was a joy to get to know her, and I was able to spend a lot of time knowing about her.
God surprised me with this woman. We’re from the opposite sides of the world, yet our love for God has brought us together in a way I never even imagined - in Israel. We went through a crazy process of getting to know each other, yet in the end we both decided to keep it going even after our time in Israel.
So here we are now, relying on FaceTime and chat for the meantime, as we go on this journey with God at the center of it all. Long distance can be hard, but we’re in together and we both know it’s all worth it in the end.
So to my American/Russian ballerina, thank you for everything. Thank you for even choosing me. Compared to your past, I do not have the best-looking past out there and you know it. Yet, you’re unconditionally loving me and I am humbled by it every single day. I don’t deserve it, so thank you. I’ll never be perfect, but I hope to be the best that I can be and lead you well. I want to lead you the way God wants me to. Here’s to a lot more adventures with you! Exciting times ahead! May the challenges we face along the way keep us strong in our love for Jesus and with each other. I am so blessed to have you, I am so proud of you. :) I don’t mind it that you’re turning me into a nerd, reading and watching a lot of classic stuff as you mesmerize me with the knowledge that just blows me away. Hey, as long as you’ll be so fine with me teaching you a lot about video games (basketball, basketballllll…hahaha).
As a musician, you have inspired me to be more excellent with my craft and I am so grateful for the fact that you came in at this special moment in my life wherein I am actually recording an album. Thank you for cheering me on even if you’re millions of miles away. I’ll make you proud. :)
With that said, I just want to say that I love you and I am looking forward to the journey ahead with you. :)
Thank You Lord for everything. :)
New season, Same journey. All for the glory of Jesus.
Last night I had the privilege to be the front act of Don Moen with my project band The Weaker Vessels (https://www.facebook.com/weakervessels). It was such a surreal experience, it being my first time to sing in front of thousands of people and just lead worship with my brothers and sister in Christ. Truly it was a night to remember, not because of our skill and talents but on the fact that God used us to minister even for just 15minutes. He gets all the glory at the end of the day and it’s such a humbling experience to be used as his VESSEL.
It was an amazing concert. A lot of people came to worship the Lord!
Don Moen and his band…they were really anointed. You can feel the Spirit of the Lord inside the Coliseum! It was a heavy presence.
During this night of worship, I realized even more how universal worship music can be, which transcends from generation to generation. No matter how classic the song may be, or how modern it may be, the fact of the matter is, worship music is romancing God. Worship music lives and breathes the reality of Jesus Christ. And true worship focuses on Jesus being the center of it all. It was a humbling night, I was just amazed to see how the Lord can just sweep you off your feet and put you in a position to bow down and worship Him, because He deserves true worship. Worshiping with humbled hearts. The reality of His grace is that apart from Him, we are nothing. Apart from Him, we cannot come into a relationship with our Creator. Jesus made a way, a free gift we do not deserve.
I do believe this is my calling in life: to make music and share the love of Jesus worldwide.
Again, it was a blessed time. :) Praise God for Don Moen and his team. Such anointed worshipers! All the glory goes to Jesus! :)
“The Sound Of Love”
- recorded new main vocal tracks
- added back-up vocals
- added the bass track
- started experimenting on the violin parts
Experimenting with the violin.
Doki adding her vocals as Sumo observes.
My manager, Phoebe Tarroja, chillin’.