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Welcome to Pastor Carl Miller’s Blog! We hope that you are encouraged in your walk with the Lord through these devotions.

Unless the Lord Builds His Church

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1 This psalm is often referred to as the “Builder’s Psalm”. Here, a picture is painted through illustrations of building and guarding – pictures of vanity and blessing, pride and dependence. Our eyes are taken off…

God’s Word: Sweeter Than Honey

“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103 Last week, we considered the great value of God’s Word being a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. The Bible is a wonderful guide that shines in the darkness and illumines our steps. Another wonderful…

God’s Word: A Lamp & Light

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 The Bible is the true, authoritative, inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God. It’s the Word that God Himself has given to us. Why did He give it to us? God gave us His Word to give us what the…

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…

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