"Eagles In A Storm"
(Author Unknown)

8-16-2007 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #455
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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: Patije

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Story of the Week
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“Eagles In A Storm”
(Author Unknown)

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?

The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.

The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.

When the storms of life come upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God's power to lift us above them.

God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm.

Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down; it is how we handle them.

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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`In returning to your spiritual rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.' They who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not be faint. The Lord shall give you rest from your fear. Says the Lord: `Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.'

(From: The Urantia Papers - Paper-131 Section-2)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        When I remember that I am In this world, but Of You… that I am Your child, then I too can soar above the turmoil from the things of this world… and observe them without being tossed about or caught up helplessly in them. Help me to be a better flight instructor.

I feel honored to know that I am Your child, indeed it is a privilege, but more so do I consider it to be a responsibility. A Personal and Growing Relationship with You is a Great advantage in this life, and as one of Your children who truly Knows You as a person, I feel it is my Duty to introduce my brothers and sisters to you… at least those who do not know yet that they have truly already Met You. Your Children really Do know you… even if they are unaware of the fact. Show me the way to help more of our family recognize Your Infinite Love.

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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