August 15, 2016
|“At Thy Word, I Will” | James R. Miller, 1904||Obedience|
Many people suffer from the ignorance of those whom they trust as guides. But in Jesus Christ we have a Leader who never errs in wisdom. He never gives wrong advice. He is never mistaken in His decision as to what we ought to do.
March 1, 2018
|Finding the Way | James R. Miller, 1904||Guidance|
We have the privilege to pray, "Show me the way I should go," and expect to be answered. There will be a Hand extended to guide us, to open the path for us, and to help us over the hard pinches of the road.
January 1, 2019
|Go Forward | James R. Miller, 1908||Growth|
There is always danger that we become contented with our routine, and indisposed to go beyond it.... But, besides this monotonous round... there should always be something larger going on. "You have gone around this mountain long enough: turn northward."
October 1, 2018
|Having the Mind of Christ | James R. Miller, 1903||Consecration|
We say we want to be like Christ.... But what do we mean by being like Christ? Are we not in danger of getting into our vision of it, merely an easy kind of life, a gentle piety, a dainty charity, a fashionable holiness, a pleasing service?
June 1, 2017
|In Our Father’s Hands | James R. Miller, 1903||Assurance|
When Jesus said, "My Father is the husbandman," He was communicating to His disciples that the care of their lives is in the hands of God, whose name is Love.... There is no "chance"—all things are under control of God's infinite wisdom and love.
January 25, 2020
|In the Beginning God | James R. Miller, 1902||Consecration|
God's face should be the first we see in the morning when we open our eyes. His voice should be the first we hear with its benediction of love and grace. He should be the first to whom we speak, lifting up our hearts in praise and in supplication.
July 1, 2018
|Jesus’ Friendships | James R. Miller, 1910||Friendship|
Some have suggested that a colony be established that would exclude all ignorant and obnoxious people. That was not the thought of Christ in founding His church.... He was a friend to the worst, that He might make them fit to be among the best.
February 1, 2017
|Loving and Hating One’s Life | James R. Miller, 1896||Ministry|
It seemed a waste of precious life when Jesus died so young, and in such shame.... He lost His life, but that seed became the world's hope and joy. We understand it now. Christianity is the outcome of that "waste." Heaven is the fruit of the Redeemer's sacrifice.
August 1, 2019
|Obedience That Pleases Christ | James R. Miller, 1905||Obedience|
The most triumphant word anyone can say at the end of his life is, "I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do." And it is the only way to receive the approving verdict, "Well done, good and faithful servant... enter thou into the joy of thy lord."
May 1, 2019
|One Thing I Do | James R. Miller, 1904||Work|
If in our hearts the great master purpose is to live for Christ only, we will grow continually away from all that is worldly and unworthy, toward things which are spiritual and Divine. Paul describes himself as "...stretching forward to the things which are before."
March 1, 2019
|Over-Waiting for God | James R. Miller, 1896||Warning|
There are times when closet prayer is not the duty of the hour.... We may think we are honoring God by waiting... but really we are dishonoring Him by lack of present faith and ready obedience. Blessing... cannot be given to us until we go forth to get it.
November 1, 2015
|Preparation for Trial | James R. Miller, 1885||Trials|
There is a wide difference between being anxious about coming troubles and being prepared beforehand for troubles that may come.... Those only can truly live in quiet peace... who have already made preparation for anything that may come to them.
November 20, 2016
|Shall We Worry? | James R. Miller, 1888||Comfort|
A practical piece of homely, common-sense wisdom says that there are two kinds of things we should not worry about—things we can help, and things we cannot. Evils we can help we ought to help.... But there are things we cannot help....
June 1, 2020
|The Blessing of Cheerfulness | James R. Miller, 1895||Encouragement|
We cannot put too great emphasis upon the duty of giving happiness and cheer to others. But it is no less a duty that we should be happy and cheerful ourselves. All our efforts to lighten another's load will be limited unless they spring from a source of joy within.
March 15, 2016
|The Blessing of Weakness | James R. Miller, 1894||Weakness|
Too many people think their weakness is a barrier to their usefulness, or make it an excuse for doing little with their life. Instead of this, however, if we give it to Christ, He will transform it into strength.
September 1, 2016
|The Sympathy of Christ | James R. Miller, 1904||Comfort|
Christ in heaven sympathizes with His friends on the earth in all their experiences.... We believe all this as a doctrine, but what meaning has it for us in our own lives? What is Christ in heaven to us in a personal, practical way?
February 1, 2016
|Wedded Life | James R. Miller, 1882||Marriage|
Married life is meant to be the happiest, fullest, purest, richest life. It is God's own ideal of completeness. It was when He saw that it was not good for man to be alone, that woman was made and brought to him to supply what was lacking.
July 1, 2019
|When the Song Begins | James R. Miller, 1905||Joy|
What is the secret? When does the song begin? What is it that gives to the believer in God this quenchless joy? In the record of the opening of the temple by Hezekiah we find a sentence which suggests the answer.
March 25, 2020
|Would Our Way Be Better? | James R. Miller, 1903||Submission|
Would it be better if we could direct all our own affairs?... If we could do so, no doubt many of our circumstances would be quite different.... We would have only prosperities, with no adversities; only joys, with no sorrows. We would exclude all pain and trouble from our life.