"Live From Your Soul"
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)

9-2-2010 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #604
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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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"Live From Your Soul"
(By Joseph J. Mazzella)

I used to feel a bit of envy when I watched the birds flying through the sky. They seemed so beautiful, so peaceful and so free. Watching them soar among the clouds until they could almost reach Heaven filled me with awe and a little jealousy as well.

One wonderful day, however, I realized that my soul could fly higher than any bird if I only let it. Now when I see a bird gliding across the sky, I send it my love and joy and allow my soul to fly with it too. My two feet may still be stuck on the ground, but my spirit will always be soaring to Heaven.

As much as these Earth-bound bodies mean to us and can do for us, they are really only a temporary home for what is essential about us. What is essential will last long after these bodies are gone. It's what lives and grows forever and gives us our wings.

What is essential is the love, joy and oneness with God that is our soul. The Bible says "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you," and it truly is. You can choose it, become it, create it, feel it, rejoice in it, and share it with the world. All you need to do is to live from your soul.

Take good care of your body. Nourish it, exercise it, and treat it well in every way you can, but always live from your soul. It is that beautiful, glorious and loving soul within your body that is essential. It is that fantastic, powerful and joyous soul that gives you life. It is that delightful, happy and caring soul that gives you wings to soar the skies and allows the Kingdom of Heaven to live within you.

It is you eternal, wonderful, God-given soul that allows you to fill your life with love and joy and share it with everyone everywhere. Don't keep your soul hidden or ignore its light. Let it out, let it love, let it shine for all the world to see. Let it share all the goodness, joy, love, delight and oneness with God that it holds. Let it soar to Heaven and help bring Heaven to Earth.

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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        The creature not only exists in God, but God also lives in the creature. “We know we dwell in him because he lives in us; he has given us his spirit. This gift from the Paradise Father is man's inseparable companion.” “He is the ever-present and all-pervading God.” “The spirit of the everlasting Father is concealed in the mind of every mortal child.” “Man goes forth searching for a friend while that very friend lives within his own heart.” “The true God is not afar off; he is a part of us; his spirit speaks from within us.” “The Father lives in the child. God is always with us. He is the guiding spirit of eternal destiny.”
(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-3 Section-1)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Thank You for being a part of me. It makes it easier to see You within others.

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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