From the Pastor's Pen (Page 2)

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

God Is Light

“This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” – 1 John 1:5 When we wake up in the morning, we flick the switch on the wall and the light comes on. When we go to bed at night, we…

The Chastening of the Lord

“And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.” Hebrews 12:5-6 Discipline is often uncomfortable to receive. If…

Persevering in Affliction

“Terrors are turned upon me; They pursue my honor as the wind, and my prosperity has passed like a cloud. “And now my soul is poured out because of my plight; The days of affliction take hold of me.” Job 30:15-16 We’ve considered the difficulty of walking through dark valleys in recent weeks. We’ve also considered the great comfort…

Importance of Family Worship

“For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; That the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works…

Fearless in the Valleys

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4 When we journey through valleys, the darker parts are often the hardest to walk through. The discomforts of suffering and trials can…

In God I Have Put My Trust

“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4 There is daily temptation, in times like these, to be fearful. The rising threat of something we cannot see, but…

A Beautiful Ensemble

Psalm 95:1 “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.” God has designed the human voice to be able to make such a lovely sound in song. Now, it’s true for many that listening to people sing is great. Our comfort level with the sound coming out of our…

Seek First God’s Kingdom

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” –…

Be Anxious for Nothing

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 Battles with anxiety are undoubtedly some of the biggest challenges for many Christians. Daily temptation. Frequent struggles.…

Humble Yourselves, Cast Your Cares

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 Walking faithfully in the midst of trial and suffering is always a challenge this side of glory. Boy do we know that all…