"Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality." Romans 12:13
I love the holidays – especially Christmas – spending time with family and friends. It’s so much fun to get together with those you love. Laughing…Sharing…The warmth of a crackling fire...
But the real blessing comes when you are able to give to someone who’s in need. When you do, you are the one who receives the greater blessing. That’s God’s gift to those who give!
Watching an elderly lady beam with joy because someone decided to clean her home…
A young family is able to pay off a debt due to an anonymous financial gift…
A single mom gets a night off because someone offered to watch her kids…
These are definitions of true hospitality and it is the kind of giving that touches the heart of God.
When was the last time you reached out and touched someone?
Look around your neighborhood. Talk with the leaders of your church about needs within the congregation. Visit a local nursing facility or homeless shelter. Serve as a volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center. Call a friend. Smile at someone. There are millions of ways to practice hospitality. God wants to use you today!
Dear Lord, Open my eyes and heart to people around me who are in need. Give me a desire to practice hospitality daily! Amen.
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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