Pastor Doris G. Deckard

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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.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Are U An Undercover Christian?

I was at a large convention recently where all the participants wore name tags around their necks. This is a really good idea; lets people know who you are and helps when you cannot remember names. Name tags also give us a visual aid when meeting people.
Name tags can also identify the company people work for and whom you are dealing with but, they only work when they are facing the right way. If they are turned around they become somewhat useless. I mean, why wear a name tag if no one is able to read it?
Don't forget to check and be sure the name tag is not twisted in the wrong direction? Maybe some Christians do not care if another knows their name. Maybe some Christians do not want anyone to know who other Christians are??? Could it be that some Christians are ashamed of who they are and the God (our Creator) that we really work for?

I have known Christians who want to keep their "identity" a secret for fear of offending another or not being "politically correct" (what does politics have to do with God's business?) Maybe some Christians are afraid of being stoned or ridiculed; for being imperfect or maybe even made to feel guilty for being a progressive child of God?? Maybe they are ashamed of the imperfect "things" in their lives or embarrassed to be seen as a Jesus follower? Perhaps they do not even realize they are hiding their true identity....not keeping it real???

Whatever the case, Jesus did not call us to live as "closeted" believers. The very act of coming out as a Christian is not done in secret - it involves confession from our lips and belief in our hearts...then we are baptised to a life of purity and set apart to live decent, honorable and righteous lives. Christians should serve as light in a very dark and evil world; always pointing towards Jesus, the Light of the world and not to the evil drafts that plague our Christian society.
WE cannot let Christianity be our "clean little secret" but
our open-never-ending-declaration of freedom in Christ Jesus!
All Christians deserve to live an open, happy, fulfilled and joyful life! So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
Don't be an undercover or closeted Believer....LIVE OUT LOUD....and with responsibility!!!
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:33
- Rev
Inspired by Elder ASD

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