From the Pastor's Pen (Page 8)

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

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…

The Comfort of the Scriptures

“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” – Romans 15:4 “On Christ, the solid rock, we stand. All other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.” The words of this song proclaim such a wonderful truth about…

Christ, the Sure Foundation

FROM THE PASTOR’S PEN “According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is…

God Gives the Growth

“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” 1 Corinthians 3:5-7 Last week we considered…

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…