Posts by Carl Miller

Trust and Pour Out

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” – Psalm 62:8 Wait upon the Lord. Trust in Him. Talk to Him. Confide in Him. Pour out your heart before Him. These are all pieces of helpful and needed counsel from David to…

Greatness is Serving

“Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life…

Selfish Ambition

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4 If we’re honest, the rise and tyranny of self and selfish ambition…

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The Fear of Man

“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25 Scripture teaches us time and again that the fear of the Lord is of great importance in our hearts and lives. That should be in our view. That should be in focus and daily practice. For the…

The Fruit of Self-Control

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.” 2 Peter 1:5-7 Of all of the fruit of the Spirit, the last one Paul mentions in Galatians 5:23, one…

The Fruit of Gentleness

“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,” – Ephesians 4:1-2 When we see gentleness in the lives of our brothers and sisters, it’s wonderful as it shows forth the…

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Hanging by a Thread

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) One of my close childhood friends was the adventurous type. As he got older, the Lord blessed him with a…

The Fruit of Faithfulness

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” (Matthew 25:21) Our great God is to be praised for He is completely and perfectly faithful! O, how His faithfulness brings joy…

The Fruit of Goodness

Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.” Psalm 37:3 In May of last year, as we worked through the attributes of God, I wrote a devotion, “God is Good”. You can find that here: https://nbopc.org/2020/05/13/god-is-good/. Goodness is a part of God’s character. It’s also something His…

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The Fruit of the Spirit

As is true of all of the fruit of the Spirit, longsuffering is a crucial one in the life of the Christian. It is often one that we are challenged to keep on display not only with others we are around, but even within our our own hearts and minds every day. The challenge can…