I’m so pumped for #OC18. It’s gonna be a blast. I’m excited to try out some new technology and for some of my staff to experience it for the first time.
You are probably packing tonight and are worried that you are forgetting something.
Besides your clothes and essentials, make sure that you bring these things!
Bring a Notebook and Your Bible
Like an actual write with your hand notebook. Wi-Fi is awful here so because there is so much social media stuff happening. Plus writing helps you remember things and it’s honestly just lighter and easier to carry.
God is gonna be speaking at the conference but it’s amazing how sometimes folks have their laptops and phones at the ready but lots of Bibles are at home. I know we are blessed in the digital age, but how many altars have we erected where we can see them and be reminded of God’s faithfulness? Use your Bible to record your whispers from God.
Bring a Question
I know sometimes you just want to “go and hear what they have to say”. I think it’s great to bring an open mind. But I believe that if you seek you’ll find. No plan is a plan to fail.
If you are looking for a few questions that I’ve brought with me in the past…here are a few.
- “What’s the last thing you did that scared you?”
- “What is happening in your ministry that is bound to fail without Jesus?”
- “What would you do if nothing could stop you?”
Ask them with random folks at the conference and build some connections. If you’ve got a question and want to ask it, make sure to send me a tweet @jcisonline I’d love to connect with you!
Bring a Jacket
It’s usually cold in the Arena, so bring a jacket. You’ll thank me later.
Bring your Heart and Mind
Don’t just bring one or the other. You probably need some refreshment from the Spirit and you’ll probably need some ideas, but if God has a plan it will involve all of you, not just part of you. One of the worst things I could imagine is not being open to hearing God speak and move in your life.
So don’t leave anything behind to hear from Him.
I’ll be around so be sure to follow and ping me if you’d like to chat and also come visit the Blogger’s Suite with your questions!!