"Dreams"
(© 2005 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)

6-15-2005 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #344
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Bob Perks

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Story of the Week
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"Dreams"
(© 2005 By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)

I write about dreams. I write about reality, truth, and basic facts of life, too.

I prefer dreams. They are bigger than reality. They are softer, firmer, wider, sometimes narrow, shorter and longer than truth.

They don't cut, hurt, stop, or smack like the facts of life.

Dreams are what you make of them. They are like clay in the hands of the sculptor. You get them at first in a raw, unrecognizable form. Like the artist sees the image on the blank canvas, the dreamer sees the dream within the mass.

Dreams are alive. They are born from two parents, "Wish" and "Hope."

Dreams come alive when the dreamer awakens to The Source called, "Possibility."

The dreamer unknowingly begins the courtship with "I wish."

"I wish" flutters around within the mind. Subtle nudges from life seen first as "Coincidence" and brilliant sparks of "Imagination" combine over time to produce, "I hope."

"I hope" then becomes the mantra of the dreamer and the dream wanting to be born.

"I hope" is a wish with wings making it possible for the dreamer to see it all in motion.

Then comes the mating dance.

"Wish" and "Hope" wrap around, mix and blend together conceiving the embryonic form waiting, longing, wanting to be born into a dream.

"Wanting" is the seed of dreams. "Believing" is the nourishment that makes them possible.

Ah, but here is reality, truth, and the basic facts of life.

Not all dreams live on to become reality.

If they are not nourished with "Belief", they die.

If they are nourished with belief, but fail to be born, it is simply because they are aborted by the dreamer because of a lack of "Faith."

In the end all dreams depend on "Faith."

For dreams are the work of God within you.

Faith, is the tool, the instrument placed in the hand of the dreamer.

Oh, yes, I prefer dreams. They are God's plans for the world.

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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Dreams do not come true unless you are willing to work to make them come true. It is hard work, but you will find that the rewards are great. I wish you well in your endeavors. Pursue your dreams and you can only have positive results. You may not get exactly what you dreamed for, but it may open up other doors that you never thought possible. One never knows. If you never try you surely have no hope of securing any results at all.

(From: Machiventa Melchizedek 3/7/92 – The Tallahassee TeaM )

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        You are the Author of our fondest Hopes and Dreams. You are the Cultivator who has planted their seeds within our Souls. You are the Means by which they may one day be fulfilled. You are the One who encourages us to proceed in Faith though success may seem so very far out of reach.
        When we falter in our Faith, when we waiver in our Trust, when we weaken in our Steadfastness, help us to recall that You will most surely help us to achieve all that is True, Beautiful and Good for us, and for all of Your beloved children… that our Dreams You have Inspired are not beyond our capabilities when we approach them in partnership with You.


You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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