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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Status or Standard?

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19 (KJV)

In today's world, there are some who value and follow a status but fail to examine the standard. No, I'm not pointing fingers because no one is perfect..."we're perfectly flawed"...

So many people want to know your status: do you own this or have you published that?  do you drive a certain car? in what area of town do you live? do you earn 4, 5, 6, or 7 figures?  what does your retirement portfolio look like? are you a Dem, Rep or other? 

Does Status really matter if your Standards are low? 

Sometimes what one values is not always good and can ultimately destroy them. Look at the standard before you assume that a high status equals good character. Before you follow a status, make sure the standard is above reproach. Anybody can lie on paper, social media, or on their resume but look deeper into their display of reality.  Some say a picture is worth a thousand words but is it really??? "Look at the full picture before you purchase the painting"

Just my two cents -- so spend it wisely.

-Pastor D

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