Earlier this year, Miller hiked to Laurel Falls in the Great Smokey Mountains without assistance.
Miller credits the miraculous change in his life — physically and spiritually — to his in-depth study and acceptance of “God’s promises.”
Miller is “singing a new song” and sharing it with the public in his book from Tate Publishing, “Sing to the Lord A New Song.”
He will be signing his book during a session on Dec. 11, 1 p.m., at Books-A-Million in Cleveland. He also has a book signing set for Dec. 18 at the Hixson Books-A-Million.
Miller said in 1979, he suffered a concussion while playing ice hockey, which caused a stroke.
He said he had to “learn to think, walk and talk all over again. ... This was at the age of 29.”
The doctor thinks his MS may be a result of the head trauma.
In 2002, he began having blurred vision. An MRI of his brain revealed nine lesions or scars. MS is an inflammatory disease that “affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other.” There is no cure for MS.
“I had trouble walking and used a cane and walker,” he said.
The diagnosis of MS did not bother Miller as much as the previous injuries, he said.
“I praised God for who He is, and I gave Him thanks for what He has done.”
He said he had tried four different kinds of MS medications without positive results. However, since October 2007, he has been “medication free.”
“My last brain MRI showed my MS has gone into the inactive stage.”
Miller said he realized he needed more from his Bible studies to help him transform his life.
“I started reading Psalms 96:1-6. You have to put old stuff away and learn to ‘sing to the Lord a new song,’” Miller said.
His book is designed to help others study the Bible and also learn how to “sing a new song.”
Miller said the key is a “lifestyle of praising God for who He is and giving Him thanks for what He has done.”
The book is a devotional that offers scriptures and then helps the individual describe in their own words what the verse says. And he tells the reader to “write down your praise for who God is and your thanks for what He has done.”
He says he is “spoon feeding” the people to look at their relationship with their Maker and make the change.
Miller noted, “his MS has been put into stagnate stage ... I am singing a new song because God has taken me to a new level. Without God, I would not be here.
“The lesions have not expanded,” he said. “When I started studying, there was a change in my body and who I am.
“Only God allows me to be in the state I am now,” he said.
“This is a true life experience. It has changed and transformed by life,” Miller said.
Miller and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Chattanooga. Besides his book, Miller says he shares his experience with others at churches and meetings.