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.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wisdom vs. Knowledge

Knowledge is gathered from learning and education, while most say that Wisdom is gathered from day-to-day experiences and is a state of being wise.
Knowledge is merely having clarity of facts and truths, while wisdom is the practical ability to make consistently good decisions in life.

"Knowledge doesn't make you wise" - dgd

If your gut says NO!...then pay attention.  The thing about knowledge is, it changes as time progresses; but wisdom grows.  Facts and human truths change.  Now Pluto is no longer "considered" a planet?
Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people. Luke 2:52 (NLT)  Even Jesus had a "normal" childhood and adolescence and "grew" in wisdom....He went through the same progression we do today, in terms of developmental processes. 
Jesus "grew" physically and mentally.  He related to other people and was loved by God.  A full human life had to be balanced like ours.  So if God did not ignore the process of Jesus developing (in human form), then we should not ignore this process either.
As humans (both young and old) - we too should allow ourselves to fully develop as we remain harmoniously in touch with each of these key areas: physical, mental, social, and spiritual. The other developmental areas in our lives, such as love and finances, will evolve with wisdom, based on experience AND knowledge.
Experience is a good teacher (BUT) The ear that listens to the reproof [that leads to or gives] life will remain among the wise. He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding....Proverbs 15:31-32 (AMP)
So as we grow, let us be reminded that everyone in the world has to go through a developmental process.  No one figures out life in first gear.  As we grow, we will come to learn that life is a process and God hath made every thing beautiful in HIS time...Ecc 3:11 (KJV) so don't rush it - enjoy the journey.
Be blessed and have a wonderful Saturday!
- Pastor D

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