Wave Conference Blogs
Join us for a three week journey of prayer & fasting for Wave Conference 2017. During these three weeks, we will believe together for miracles, for breakthrough in our spiritual lives, and to see God do incredible things at Wave Conference. God wants to have encounters with each and every person who steps foot into Wave Conference.
Some of our team have prepared devotionals to share as we prepare our hearts for all that God wants to do this year at Wave Conference!
Day 15: July 26, 2017
By Israel Campbell
Luke 2:41-44 (NLT)
Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. 42 When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual. 43 After the celebration was over, they started home to Nazareth, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn’t miss him at first, 44 because they assumed he was among the other travelers. But when he didn’t show up that evening, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends.
I like this scripture because I guess I can relate. Every year my family and I make our annual pilgrimage to Wave Conference. From Los Angeles it is a 2,456 mile journey to get there and that’s just one way.
The Bible says that every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. Theologians suggest that it was a five day walk from Nazareth to Jerusalem, or at least that’s how long it took if the roads were dry and they weren’t too clogged up with travelers. To get there you took the small road out from the village, circling to the south of the Sea of Galilee, and then you joined up with the larger road as it ran downhill alongside the Jordan river.
It took Jesus’ family at least five days to travel about 90-100 miles. For my family, and a little help from Delta Airlines, our flight time is only 6 hours 31 minutes (Thank God for airplanes!!).
From Nazareth to Jerusalem, it was a pretty substantial journey. However, after many years the journey became became a routine. Scripture uses the words “as usual” and “assumed.”
Like I said earlier, I can relate. We get dropped off at the airport and we are off to the races. I know how to get my whole family through the TSA line in 5 minutes or less and when we land Rachel & the kids get the bags and I grab the rental car! We don’t waste a second, this isn’t our first Wave Conference!!
But with our Wave Conference travel routine down pat, I never want the words “as usual” and “assumed” to take place. Because it’s when those words are used that we “loose” Jesus.
So how can we establish effective spiritual routines like going to Wave Conference without it becoming an “as usual” or “assumed” yearly event in our mindset?
Here are a few ways:
- KEEP IT FRESH! Let’s be intentional about breaking up some of the routines that we tend to get into…… Stay in a different hotel, go out to different restaurants or maybe more importantly, hang out with a new person or family. God is a God of new things, we should be too!
- GREAT EXPECTATION! Go with some new and big expectations….. What is the one thing you are expecting God to do in you this year at Wave Conference? This is something that we challenge our kids on. Conference is for everyone in our family to get a fresh touch and new vision from God. Believe BIG!!!
- DON’T LOSE JESUS!! He is the reason for the conference. If Mary and Joseph had regular communication with Jesus, they would have never lost him. They went to Jerusalem to find and celebrate God but in the process they lost God. Here’s a suggestion – before and during Wave Conference, make some time for personal worship, personal devotions and personal time with God where He can speak directly to you!
Here’s to having the best Wave Conference ever!!
And thank you Delta airlines for those cookies……there is nothing “usual” about them!
Day 14: July 25, 2017
By Steve Tignor
I’ll never forget my first Wave Conference. I remember God’s presence being so heavy during the worship and preaching. People were encountering Jesus and being restored. I also recall thinking about the lasting effect of that one night and the people who received visions to build churches, families and marriages that were healed, and business leaders who were inspired to build God’s kingdom. The power of one moment with God can never be underestimated.
Having been apart of the production team at Wave for nine years now, the one thing I’ve learned is how easily it is to forget why we do what we do and to then focus on making or doing something for the wrong reasons. In the production booth we have put up a statement:
“Our team’s goal is to create an atmosphere with our talents where people will encounter God, because we believe one moment with God can do more than any light effect, video, or our perfect mix.” I never want to forget why we do what we do.
I’m believing this conference is going to be exactly that – a realignment of why we do what we do, and with the best of our ability provide an atmosphere where people can have a moment with God they never forget.
Day 13: July 24, 2017
By Sue Fitzgerald
I love Wave Conference! God always shows up and fills me with renewed energy, new vision and more love for Jesus, His church and His people. Every year, as I look around the auditorium during Praise and Worship and see thousands of hands raised praising God, I’m reminded of the strength that comes with unity of God’s church. Romans 15:6 in the MSG version describes this in such a cool way: “Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!”
What a great picture of what God’s church should look like! Makes me think about my first mission trip over 22 years ago. About fifteen of us traveled to a little town in Mexico to help a small church add on to their building. After two days of laying brick and mortar, the police came by and told the pastor that our group needed to leave the country that afternoon. The team leaders immediately circled us up to pray. I still vividly remember the pastor praying Matthew 16:28 (NIV) – “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” About a half hour later, the police returned and said we were free to stay for the duration of the trip. God continues to build His church and Wave Conference is one of the amazing ways in which we get to come together, strengthen in unity and watch God move.
Hand in hand with unity comes community. It’s definitely one of the things I enjoy the most about Conference. Year after year, I get to reconnect with friends from churches all over the country and world and I always make some incredible new friends. How cool is it to meet like-minded people who are experiencing similar victories and challenges and to share!
I have the privilege of leading the Community Care elective each year. And yes, my Wave City Care team and I are able to hopefully help other churches by sharing some of the Dos and Don’ts we have learned through partnerships with our community and stories of all that God has done to transform lives. However, the part I like best is hearing all the great things that are happening at other churches and how God is moving there in a mighty way. God’s Church is amazing and I know Wave Conference 2017 will be a reflection of His awesome nature! I’m ready, are you?
Prayer: Lord, as we come into Wave Conference, let us be determined to build Your Church through unity and community. Holy Spirit, connect us with those You want us to share with and hear from as we come together to celebrate our King Jesus!
Day 12: July 23, 2017
By Adam Scharfe
WAVE CONFERENCE IS A GOD MOUNTAIN!
Moses and the Burning Bush
1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”
4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
And Moses said, “Here I am.”
The air is cold, crisp and damp at this elevation; somewhat thinner, I feel, than down below. It’s alive with the subtle pine fragrance. I stand amongst groves of tall pine, oaks, birch and maples. The early rays of light refract through the misty canopy of leaves with hues of every color activating something of a sensory overload! In that moment, I feel the mountain calling to me! The early morning chill, the scent in the air, the ambience of the forest all played on me, triggering an emotion not felt for a long time.
You see, a little under 4 years ago my family and I emigrated from a regional Australian city nestled on the western side of what is known Down Under as the Great Dividing Range. We lived in amongst rolling fold mountains not dissimilar to the Appalachian mountains in the US state I now live. There are a number of differences, of course, between where I come from and where I now live in Eastern NC. One of the most obvious, is that there is not a mountain in sight… not one for miles around…… OHHHH how I miss Mountains!!!
The Mountains back home were my go-to place for so many reasons. Not least of all was recreation, SOUL Re-Creation! I can recall so many defining God moments in my life in those mountains; times of re-fining, re-freshing and re-creating my passion and love for Jesus and the desire for God’s House to expand and be all it can be, right there in the mountains away from “It All.”
Standing in the Appalachian mountains last fall I was reminded of Exodus 3, the story of Moses living in the wilderness, wading through a seemingly mundane, detached from destiny season of life when an unusual event drew him to climb a mount and there experience a refining, refreshing and re-creating encounter with the Living God. Remember, when everything around you seems FLAT find your “mountain place.” Allow this Conference to be your God Mountain and lean into God like never before!
Pray, Jesus “Here I am” and allow Him to Refine, Refresh and Re-create:
• Your passion for Jesus
• Your purpose and destiny in God
• Your Love for God’s house.
SEE YOU AT WAVE CONFERENCE!!!
Day 11: July 22, 2017
By Chris Moore
It is good for us to be here
Matt 17 (NIV)
1 Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light…
4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here…”
For many, Wave Conference is a mountain top experience for them. It’s a place of refreshment, a place to find clear or new vision/perspective, a place to lay down their struggles and worries, and trade them in for a new season of freedom and hope. No matter what season of life you are in, coming to Wave Conference, you can say “It is good for us to be here!”
Wave Conference is a chance to pause our everyday, busy lives and give our complete focus and attention to whatever God wants to speak or do within us. Just like Jesus transformed on that mountain top, you too can have a supernatural God encounter that will forever change you, your family and ministry. It’s impossible to be in God’s presence and not be impacted by His goodness.
I encourage you to come with an open mind and spirit. Allow the Holy Spirit to do whatever He wants to do during Wave Conference. Get ready for God to reveal Himself in a powerful way, unlike any conference before. Come with fresh expectation to encounter Jesus at Wave Conference 2017 because “It is good for us to be here.”
Day 10: July 21, 2017
By Derek Holser
C.S. Lewis is credited with saying, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’”
I think of this quote when I think of Wave Conference. One of the most significant aspects of Wave Conference is connecting with and being encouraged by the truth that all over the United States, indeed; all around the world, there are a multitude of pastors and leaders who are pursuing God, facing challenges, and building the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
For a few days each year, thousands of believers join together in worship and community at Wave Conference. It’s an encouraging reminder of our connection to each other and to God’s purposes for the Church. The breakout sessions are always enlightening and the keynote speakers are challenging. Our corporate worship (especially the super cool opening items) is powerful. Yet each year, I find refreshment and revelation through a “random” conversation with someone I’ve just met.
In Ephesians 4:11-13, we discover the purpose behind God’s plan for the body of Christ. It reads, “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
In this scripture, we learn that Christ gave the various positions of leadership and teaching in the body, and it is so that we all reach unity in the faith and knowledge of Himself.
During Wave Conference, each of us has the opportunity to connect with someone “in our shoes” from another church, in another city or country. As we connect, we can draw encouragement and strength from one another and we discover what C.S. Lewis said to be very true. Friends are found in the connection with another who has shared your experience and shares your faith. More than mere friends, we realize we are family.
In this exchange between sessions and services at Wave Conference, you have the opportunity to be strengthened by the testimony of your new-found friend. As each shares his story with the other, both become heartened to continue the labor of building His church, reaching the lost, redeeming the broken, and proclaiming the good news to the world.
Make time this year. Take time this Wave Conference to make a new friend. You won’t regret it. You may find a friend for life. And it may be the most important reason for your attendance and the very thing that keeps you charging forward until Wave Conference 2018!
Day 9: July 20, 2017
By Luke Llewellyn
“The Holy Spirit speaks to thirsty hearts whose longings have been awakened by the touch of God within them.” –AW Tozer
Every Christian needs to have reoccurring moments with the presence of God. We simply can’t function the way we are meant to without it, and when we try to go about life apart from it, our lives very quickly become stale.
I love summer weather, but I do not love sweating (or glistening for all the ladies) the moment I leave my front door. Humidity in Virginia Beach is no joke. The most refreshing moment I can imagine is walking in from outside after exercising or taking my dog for a walk and letting the air conditioning hit me.
Last summer, my AC decided to stop working. I walked into the house and realized that there was no difference in temperature between the inside and out. The air was still, muggy, sticky, and gross, and it actually was very uncomfortable. It didn’t take me long to realize that I needed to get it fixed, and I was willing to do what needed to be done and pay the price to have it restored.
I love the passage where Moses is told by God that he will finally take him to the promised land, but instead of God himself he will send an angel with him. Then we see in Exodus 33:14-16 “If your presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.” Moses had a revelation of Gods presence, knew its importance, and refused to live his life without it, even if that meant he got to his destination.
Like my realization that my air conditioner was pretty necessary to be able to live in my house in August, Moses realized that a life surrounded and defined by God’s presence was a non-negotiable. There was no movement without it.
Our purpose, our worship, our strength, our peace, our breakthrough- everything we need is found in the presence of God. As followers of Jesus, it’s imperative that we continually go back to the source. And guess what? Conference can be that moment for us.
In the midst of all the excitement and production, there is one underlying belief and expectation- we will experience Jesus and hear from Him. That is my absolute favorite part of Conference. I love the whole church coming together under one roof, with one purpose- simply to experience the presence of God.
Conference is a time where we deliberately make room, build expectation and refuse to move on without His presence. What are you expecting? Have you made room in your heart for his presence?
Day 8: July 19, 2017
By Timna Jones
I love that I have the incredible privilege of running our Events Department and overseeing our Conferences along with our incredible team at Wave Church. I love knowing all the details and trying to figure out how we are going to pull everything off that we have planned. I’m a details kind of girl so for me it’s really easy to focus on the logistics of everything. However, I always have to remind myself that as important as the details are (and trust me they are very important), the big picture is that we are doing all of this because we love PEOPLE. And the why behind this is so much more important than the way in which we get there.
My favorite thing to do at all of our conferences is to go into the auditorium during Praise & Worship and watch as thousands of people collectively lift up the name of Jesus. For me, it’s so rewarding to see people from churches all over the United States and around the globe in our Auditorium pressing into the presence of God. It makes all the late nights and hard work so worth it. For all of our INCREDIBLE volunteers and Wave Leadership College students who make Wave Conference possible, I want to encourage you as you are busy preparing and clearing off your calendars to be at Wave Conference to remember why we do what we do. It will make the preparation and the serving so much more fulfilling. And whatever you do…find a moment, in the busyness of serving at Conference, where you take a look around and see the impact your sacrifice is making for those attending Wave Conference. It will make all the difference!
I love this verse in Hebrews 6:10: “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”
By serving at Wave Conference, we are showing Christ our love for Him by serving His people.
Prayer: God, as we prepare for this incredible Conference that you have entrusted to us as the leaders and volunteers of Wave Church, help us to remember the real reason we are called to do this. Help our love for Your people to shine and make an impact in many lives throughout Wave Conference. As we do this, we trust that you will bless us and encourage us in our journey with You. Amen!
Day 7: July 18, 2017
By Ellie Osteen
What has always impressed me is how we, the staff, with the many volunteers, work together to create a welcoming atmosphere for our guests at Wave Conference. It is said that “many hands make light work” and “where there is unity God commands His blessing” (Psalm 133:1-3). At the registration table, we make new friends and welcome returning friends each year. It is a real pleasure to be a bridge, bringing the whatever it takes spirit, in order to serve each guest.
Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:4-6 (MSG) that we are:
“all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.”
It is my prayer that in the next few weeks leading up to Wave Conference, we would all understand the integral part we play in representing the heart of Jesus to all we will have the privilege to serve. Whatever burdens people carry in with them, may we help them to realize the freedom they have in Christ.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
Day 6: July 17, 2017
By Chris Elliott
This account begins with God telling Philip to go and walk beside the carriage of the treasurer of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority. As Philip obeys, he hears the eunuch reading from the prophet Isaiah and is able to help him understand the teachings and tell him the Good News. They develop a relationship and at the end the eunuch asks Philip to baptize him before God snatched Philip away and he appeared on another road where he continued to share the Good News about Jesus.
Just go & stand near.
This amazing account opens with a man who was good at listening.
- He listened to the heart of God & obeyed
- He was attentive to the needs of people
Many of us work so hard to be seen & heard, but too often God simply wants us to listen & obey.
I love how the story ends:
- The man saw him no more. Phillip had NO opportunity to cash in on his new-found position as the friend of an influential man. His purpose was to give – not receive.
- He “appeared” on another road. Phillip didn’t care about where God placed him. His only desire was to obey.
Perhaps if I was more inclined to be found on the obscure roads of life, I would be less consumed by my search for the roads of prominence, affluence & convenience. Either way, it should all be the same to me. The truth is, I am just as prone to these snares as the next guy.
As we pray and believe for Wave Conference, let’s ask God to work on the areas in our lives that would keep us from being able to listen and quickly obey. Conference is an incredible few days that are made even better by listening to the heart of God. I don’t want to be so caught up in trying to be seen and heard that I miss the God-encounters He’s preparing for me.
Prayer: God, I ask that you would work on those areas in my life causing me to desire to be seen & heard. May I grow in my ability to listen & obey like Phillip. Amen.
Day 5: July 16, 2017
By Jenny Rowan
Excitement fills the air as Pastor James walks into the Wave Kids room to start off the first day of Kids Camp. Kids begin cheering and clapping and then the hush as the Pirate enters the room drawing every eye on him. The kids listen to the Pirate talk about stealing the treasure he sees on the stage; the sword, shield, helmet and breast plate; not knowing this is all a part of the armor of God. Pastor James then tells the kids that the pirate does not know about God. The kids mission, which they completely embrace, is to learn everything about the Arrrrmor of God so that hopefully at the end of camp the Pirate would get to know Jesus. The kids break into pirate teams and the competition begins. Kids are racing from activity to activity having fun while learning that the Bible instructs us in Ephesians 6:10-11 NIV “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” The last night is here and the kids are having a time of praise and worship. Little hands are lifted as they sing their hearts out declaring their love for Jesus. The Pirate enters for the last time and tells the kids that he to wants to follow Jesus and that he has not seen any treasure as great as the love that he has seen at kids camp.
Another year has come and Super Heroes now fill the halls of Wave Kids. Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Spiderman are some of the super heroes there to tell the kids that they are MARVELOUS. Psalm 139:14 NKJV says “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; MARVELOUS are your works, and my soul knows very well.” Dressed as a pirate or super hero kids come together for an unforgettable time of fun, games, crafts and learning about what an amazing God we have!
This year’s Kids Camp theme is Sports Spectacular. Colossians 3:17 NKJV says “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” The kids will be in teams again, have lots of games, fun activities and lessons that draw them to God. But each year Conference just gets better and better. Not because we are more creative or finding better lessons. It’s because every year we claim that God will do a new thing. Isaiah 43:19 NKJV says “Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
This year I know kids are going to fall more in love with Jesus and His Church. Families from churches across the United States and world will come and be refreshed and energized to continue seeing the “New Thing” that God has for them, their families and their ministry. Today, say a prayer for our Wave Kids Team. Pray for volunteers to help on our team, for great weather for all our outside activities, for safety and most importantly for God’s presence to captivate these little bodies that have hearts that beat so passionately for their loving Savior and friend Jesus!!
Day 4: July 15, 2017
By Chuck Chalfant
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1
As a kid, Christmas was the pinnacle of the year – presents, family, food, presents, candy, time off school and more presents! I remember going through toy catalogs and marking all the things I wanted and eagerly awaiting the glorious day. December 25th was going to come regardless of my actions, but my hope and eager expectation added something very special and memorable to the Christmas season and made it so much more than just another day.
“Eager expectation” is a term the Apostle Paul uses several times in the New Testament. Is there any other kind of good expectation? Hope, anticipation and excitement are all rolled into expectation.
As we approach Wave Conference, let’s have that eager expectation that God is going to, once again, do something powerful in our lives and in the lives of each person who is at the conference. We could treat those days as just any other days. We could treat them as mundane and ordinary, just another gathering with some singing and preaching. OR, we could add our hope and anticipation and excitement and expect amazing God times and connections!
The things that create that hope and expectation in me are remembering back to previous Wave Conferences and the God connections that have taken place. The sessions are amazing, but add to that the times of conversations in the lobby or over coffee or lunch. I love meeting people from all over the country and hearing their stories. It’s those times that I really look forward to. Don’t get me wrong; the worship and preaching are incredible, and God speaks powerfully through them. But it’s the individual connections — the encouragement and laughter and iron sharpening iron — that I really look forward to.
August 2-4 are not just ordinary days; they can be days of life-changing renewal, fresh revelation and God connections! Let’s add our faith, hope and eager expectation to what God has planned for Wave Conference 2017.
Prayer: Lord, We are eagerly expecting great things at Conference! We add our faith and know that lives will be changed, dreams will be renewed, vision will be expanded, God connections will be made, pastors will be refreshed, churches will be recharged and You will get all the glory and honor!
Day 3: July 14, 2017
By Bill Mozingo
I remember my first Wave Conference like it was yesterday. As I listened to the amazing leaders speak about calling and purpose over those two days and three nights, the Holy Spirit confirmed what my heart was telling me all year: it’s time to get serious. Serious about my relationship with Jesus. Serious about my relationship with Darrah (whom I’d marry a year later). And serious about my involvement at Wave. My answer, which had become a steady “maybe” when considering how involved I would be at Wave, started to become a resounding “YES,” and the rest, as they say, is history…. or His-story. The clarity and revelation that God brought through Wave Conference that year is the very foundation that I have stood upon ever since. Through all of the ups and downs that have occurred since that moment, what happens at Conference each year serves as a refreshing realignment of God’s work in my life. Deciding to say yes to God and be obedient to what He was asking has paved the way to an amazing life in ministry, with family, and a continual connection to some of the most inspiring people in the world! When I consider Wave Conference, every single year, I approach those dates with excitement and expectation for what God is going to say to me personally and to our church as a whole. If we had the time together, I could sit for hours and share what God has spoken to me during each Conference, each gathering, and how my life has been heavily impacted by what He does at our Conference every year. I don’t approach with lazy faith, but instead with a heart full, ready to hear from God, and every year I do. Let’s get stirred up church! Let’s approach Conference hungry to open God’s word and thirsty for a move of the Holy Spirit! Let’s wrap our hearts and minds around what God wants to do at Wave Conference 2017! Don’t miss it!
Day 2: July 13, 2017
By Lainie Williams
I’m really excited for this year’s Wave Conference and I love the theme for it – “Whatever It Takes!” Not only do we have AH-MAZING Guest Speakers and musical guests that will inspire and encourage us, BUT when I think of this theme… I think about the hundreds of Volunteers that will embody the “Whatever It Takes” spirit into and during this Conference.
For the past five years, I have had the privilege to oversee the Volunteers here at Wave Church and each year I am blown away by their willingness and heart to serve. We are all called to serve. By serving, you are opening up opportunities for people to hear the Word and surrender their life to Christ. It’s far more important than your career, hobbies; it’s even more important than everything else you can think of because they aren’t going to last. But serving will. You were put here on earth to practice serving and the results have an eternal value.
What I love about Wave Conference is that you leave ‘FILLED’ and ready to change your world. To change your world… it all begins with serving others! Serving is a core value in your Christian walk because it was at the core of what Christ did for others. And we want to be like Him. Whether serving within the church or serving in your community to reach those far from the heart of God, extending help to others reflects Jesus in our lives and brings a sense of purpose and joy to our hearts.
My prayer for you is that you’ll carry this theme, “Whatever It Takes,” into your world!
1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I am open and expectant to what You’re going to do at Wave Conference. I believe that I will leave refreshed, encouraged and new. Thank You for letting me be Your hands and feet to show Your love by serving others. In Jesus Name I Pray, AMEN!
Day 1: July 12, 2017
By Pastor Sharon Kelly
Isaiah 43:19 (MSG) – Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.
Wave Conference 2017 is only 3 weeks away and I am filled with more anticipation than ever before. Since the year 2000 we’ve hosted this Conference, not only for our Church, but also for many Pastors and Leaders across the United States and around the world.
As a team, we have decided to pray and fast over the next 21 days leading up to Conference because we believe that God wants to do a new thing in our midst. We are praying for lives to be impacted, pastors and leaders to be inspired with fresh vision, for women, men, children and youth to experience the presence of God like never before. We know the Holy Spirit wants to empower every single person for this next season in their life, and we desire to see supernatural miracles take place. My hope is that people would be certain that God is ready to make a way for them where there has appeared to be no way, and that as they leave Wave Conference they would be fully encouraged, fully inspired, and totally refreshed.
We are desperate to see God move and so I’m asking you to join us as we fast and pray. Every day could you stop for a moment and pray for Wave Conference? And would you join us in fasting? It could be you fast one meal every day, it could be you fast one day each week, it could be you give up some particular food for 21 days. The whole premise of fasting is to draw us closer to God, and so every time you crave that food, or feel those hunger pangs that’s the time to pause and pray. Maybe on your knees, maybe quietly to yourself, maybe with a couple of others, but let’s all be a part of this journey to see the beauty of God’s kingdom come in a truly supernatural way.
I’m so expectant of all that is going take place!
Love you dearly,
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, thank you that as a church we get to host Wave Conference. We are desperate for You, God, to move in our midst, to see people saved, set free, changed and empowered by You, Holy Spirit. We pray that You would fall afresh on us, in new and profound ways. May every single person sense Your presence so powerfully! We love You, Lord Jesus. Amen.