The visioning process is a planning process to help Lake Deaton discern God’s will for our mission and ministry and help set the future directions and cohesive priorities. This process begins by understanding who we are as a congregation (“What is”), where God is directing us (“What ought to be”), and what we can do to achieve God’s will for Lake Deaton (Renew our commitment). The visioning process is a call to close the gap between the “what is” and “what ought to be” while reflecting on the values, beliefs, hope and dreams of a Christ-centered congregation.
The Prayer of Jabez Bible Study by Bruce Wilkinson
The Prayer of Jabez Bible Study reveals how to make praying the Jabez prayer a lifetime habit. Readers will broaden their understanding of the four components of the Jabez prayer ("bless me; enlarge my borders; keep Your hand upon me; keep me from evil") by investigating key scriptural passages and learning how to apply them to their lives. Graphics and lighthearted illustrations make this innovative, four-week study impactful and fun. An eighty-page Leader's Edition with two additional, optional sessions is also available. Available on Amazon or other book stores.
The Prayer of Jabez Devotional by Bruce Wilkinson - 31 day devotional journal
The Prayer of Jabez Devotional is designed with you in mind. Every page is intended to help you make a lifelong habit of beginning each day with the expectation of seeing--and participating in--God's supernatural plans for your life. You'll find thirty-one days of personal mentoring and encouragement, plus suggestions for recording your spiritual journey in the accompanying volume, The Prayer of Jabez Journal. Available on Amazon or other book stores.
The Prayer of Jabez Music….a Worship Experience
An audio CD with musical selections inspired by The Prayer of Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:10. Beautiful music for worship or devotional time. Available on Amazon or YouTube.
Four songs from YouTube:
Prayer of Jabez - The Prayer Of Jabez - YouTube
Be in Your Blessings - Be In Your Blessing - YouTube
Bless Me - Bless Me (The Prayer Of Jabez) - YouTube
Beyond the Borders - Beyond The Borders - YouTube
Many people have already shared about how they have been blessed by praying the Prayer of Jabez for themselves and for Lake Deaton. One person is keeping a written journal of the insights God brings during her prayer time. Another person shared that she had always been hesitant to talk to her neighbors about God and church and that, after praying this prayer for several days, she felt more peace about sharing her story with others! Another person spoke about how they had never felt worthy of asking for God’s blessings for them. They surrendered the burden they had carried as they hung their hurt on the tree in our worship center and picked up a butterfly, a symbol of God’s steadfast love and hope. Now they are praying for God to bless them, knowing that “when I am blessed I can bless others.”
Our ReVision Team would like to hear from you during this listening period, if God reveals something to you about Lake Deaton in your prayer time. You can email us or drop off a note to the church office. As you pray, here are some focus questions if needed:
- Do I believe God wants to bless me? Bless Lake Deaton?
- What blessings is God sending for my life? For Lake Deaton?
- How does God want me to “enlarge my territory and borders”? For Lake Deaton?
- Do I trust God to “keep me from evil”? Keep Lake Deaton from evil?
- What in my life needs to change so that I “may not cause pain” to others? What does Lake Deaton need to change so it may not cause pain to others?