Posts by Carl Miller (Page 5)

When Being Searched is Good

“Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24 During my experience working in the child welfare field, in particular my time with residential treatment programs, I saw many interesting things.…

Being Light Bearers

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your…

Be Reconciled to Your Brother

“Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” – Matthew 5:23-24 As sincere forgiveness should be of high importance in our…

Forgive One Another

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 It’s often tempting to run from pain and offense when, and often especially when, it involves your close friends, family, and church family (those we ought to be closest to and closely committed to). I’ve been there. I’ve felt…

Bear One Another’s Burdens

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  Galatians 6:2 Our days and weeks are often busy, sometimes even rough and tough. There are many things that weigh down on us. Many of us carry heavy loads and few people know the extent of it. A great blessing that Christ gives His people is being…

Give Thanks to the Lord

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 When we consider being thankful, where do our thoughts gravitate towards? What are we thankful for? Who are we thankful for? Why are you thankful for them? There are many things, many people, many reasons. In Psalm…

Prepare Yourself for Battle

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness…

Trust In The Lord

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve considered matters of the heart. Specifically, we’ve looked at the Lord’s gaze not being upon our outward, external appearances, but on our hearts…

Keep Your Heart

“Keep your heart with all vigilance. For from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23 Keeping our hearts is of vital importance for the people of God. Solomon gave this instruction to his son in the context of encouraging him to listen to Solomon’s counsel, keeping it before his eyes and in his heart.…

The Lord Looks On The Heart

“When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.” But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:6-7 What we…