Jesus. Born of a virgin in a stable in Bethlehem. When? Some scholars believe Jesus was born around early to late fall. Some believe on or around December 25 then others believe early to late spring. So, what day or time of the year was Jesus really born? The question is important but to me, the most important question is WHY was Jesus born??
Jesus was born to save the world from darkness. No more condemnation! Those who are in Christ Jesus are free from condemnation (see Romans 8:1). Jesus, our Lord and Savior was sent to save YOU! Jesus died so that we can have life and live with more abundance. OK preacher, you say Jesus died for me so, why am I so miserable -- especially during this time of the year?? Because you my brother/sister, have not made Jesus your Lord & Savior. Jesus is not the head of your life but the tail; The One has been made the "two" or "three" of your life. No wonder life takes a tail spin out of control. Jesus is not in it anywhere!
For many people, Jesus has been placed in some pop-up box as if we can just turn the dial then up pops Jesus to immediately take away our troubles. We only call on Jesus when it's convenient or to take care of immediate needs. Sure, we all experience life at some point, can't escape that but, how many are willing to live for Jesus 24/7/365...during the tough times....sad times....broken times....lonely times...sick times...?? Let me ask you this; what will it cost you not to follow Jesus?? C'mon, what do you have to lose?? Just try Him for yourself.
Live for Jesus every day. Accept your cross [condition] and carry it....just like Jesus did. Be happy regardless of the circumstance. Jesus has given you an opportunity to be with God forever. Will you miss your opportunity or will you reject The Gift?? Jesus is the key.
Do not allow anyone or any tangible thing to be the "key" to your happiness. Those people and things will pass on but Jesus will live forever. Jesus is the key gift of hope and promise. If you allow Jesus to be the key to your everyday living, watch the doors of hope open, the doors of faith increase and the yokes of bondage torn down. Begin to see the infinite gifts of hope & happiness flow in your life. Make the love of Jesus your daily bread and celebrate Christmas everyday!!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!!
Pastor Doris G. Deckard
- Pastor Deckard
- Dallas, Texas, United States
- Pastor Deckard is a native Texan and lives in Dallas with her family. She preached her first sermon in 2004 and was ordained in 2008. Pastor Deckard has continued to preach and teach at Church of the Solid Rock. She has made her life all about service and participated in many workshops and seminars, from parenting symposiums to diversity conferences along with speaking engagements. Pastor Deckard has traveled locally and internationally, preaching and singing for the Lord. She is a Partnered Ally with the University of North Texas Equality and Diversity Programs and received many awards for her various community-outreach programs and volunteer services. One ministry very close to her heart is Sand Branch. As a Preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Deckard desires to introduce more souls to Christ as she encourages others to focus more on spirituality and their relationship with the Lord. Pastor Deckard founded D. G. Deckard Ministries in 2007, a 501c3 Christian organization. She is also the founder and Pastor of Church the Solid Rock, Dallas TX; a place of worship, acceptance and spiritual growth.
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