Focal Point

Focal Point
Focal Point is more than a blog. It's purpose is to help us stay focused on Christ through Gods Word as we navigate through life and today's culture.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

God gives us courage

Not only do I like a good starbucks mocha, but I also got something even better at the Starbucks in Hattiesburg, MS. The other night I went in for an evening Mocha and while waiting for mine to be made I saw two ladies sitting close by with their Bibles. I walked over to them and noticed one had a John Maxwell study bible and I pointed to it and said "that is a good book". They nodded and agreed. Soon I found out they were attending the church my nephew went to and I asked them to pray for Karen.

Then one of the ladies got up with her Bible and showed me a verse she had underlined. What a great verse. Karen and I have read it now twice at night. Psalm 27:13-14 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed. That I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!"

When you walk through the valley of death you can easily lose heart. But knowing our Heavenly Father is their for us gives us courage. When we wait on Him it causes us to trust more and grow in His strength.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

God is with us

It is so good to know that when you go through the eye of storm God is there. He truly will never leave you nor forsake you

Just two weeks ago I came so close to losing my wife. Today, she is alive and recovering, slowly but recovering. I keep claiming Gods promises of healing and praying to Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our healer. A dear church member said that I was a 'fixer' that I always wanted to fix things 'now' and she is right. I want to fix this right now too, but I can't. I have to learn to wait, trust the Lord and be patient. God has brought Karen along so much in these 2 weeks and I am looking forward to what He is going to do in the future. So many passages of scripture keep running through my mind of Gods power and strength...what a comfort they are to this frail weak person. But as I write this I am reminded that when I am weak I am made strong through Him.

God is awesome and I will write about that later. But for now I pray for Gods complete totally healing. No, she is not a young strong 20 year old olympic athlete trying to recover from brain surgery. But still, I am praying the greater prayer, prayer for a greater miracle, praying that God will show Himself evern mighter and stronger in His healing of Karen.. God may you get the praise and draw more people to Yourself

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I want to welcome you to my blog page. I hope that as we make this journey together that we call life we can truly grow in Gods love and grace. It is my goal to share with you not only what God is doing in our church, Smith River Baptist, but also what God is teaching me in His Word.

As Paul prayed for the church in Col 1:9 "For this reason, we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding"