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12-20-2015 Sunday Service of the Church Within #1000
Today's Service is offered by: Pastor Daniel J. Megow

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Humor of the Week
Live each day like it is your Last. One day you will be right.

Welcome by: Pastor Daniel
Greetings my Beloved Sisters and Brothers, and welcome once again to the Church that is Within. You are the Temple. You are the Congregation. Any and All Truth is the Gospel. The Divine Spirit within you is your True Minister.

(From: Lao-tzu (604 BC - 531 BC), The Way of Lao-tzu )
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

1000 weeks ago on September 29
th 1996, I took the first step. Sunday Service #1 of The Church Within....

The topic of today's Sunday Service, #1000, is The 1000 Week Journey…

(Sunday Service #1 of "Church Within" 9-29-96)
Dearest Father Within us, we petition you for the strength and desire to be about Your Divine will today. As your devoted children, we sincerely seek to know you truly, as you are, and to share that loving knowingness with all of our sisters and brothers who have yet to recognize you within their own souls, and within the souls of all others.
You have planted within us a precious seed... the seed of your Divine Self... the seed of our own divine selves. It is this part of yourself which forever loves us... which ever guides us on the path of our own growth... which transforms us into the fruit bearing tree of your perfect Love.
Show us, dearest Parent, the best way in which we can prepare the soil of our souls for the proper nurturing of this seed of your Divine Being. Show us the rocks that we must remove to leave room for the perfect growth of it's roots. Teach us when it is the best time to water and fertilize for the optimum growth of it's luxuriant foliage. Guide us in the safe removal of the energy stealing weeds of fear, intolerance and insincerity. Help us to recognize and to prune those branches of our immaturity which stifle our ability to bear the sweetness of your life giving fruit.
         And when, dear Father, Your fruit of Divine Love is ripe and abundant upon our branches, send forth your children to enjoy the nurturing sweetness of the fruits which together we have grown for Your glory.

(From: Stephen Covey )
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.

(From: Marcus Terentius Varro (116 BC - 27 BC )
The longest part of the journey is said to be the passing of the gate.

(From: Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965 )
Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

(From: Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961 )
The longest journey is the journey inward.

(From: The Book of Runes - #20 - A Journey/Communication/Union/Reunion)
        Inner worth mounts here, and at such a time you must remember that you are not intended to rely entirely upon your own power, but rather to ask what constitutes right action. Ask through prayer, through addressing your own knowing, the Witness Self, the Teacher Within. Not intent on movement, be content to wait; while you wait, keep on removing resistances. As the obstructions give way, all remorse arising from “trying to make it happen” disappears.
        The journey is toward self-healing, self-change and union. You are concerned here with nothing less than unobstructed, perfect union. But the Union of Heaven and Earth cannot be forced. Regulate any excesses in your life. Material advantages must not weigh heavily on this Journey of the self toward the Self.

(From: Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922 )
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

(From: Cynthia Ozick )
Nothing is so awesomely unfamiliar as the familiar that discloses itself at the end of a journey.

The Sermon
Such a Journey Indeed it has been... a thousand week journey.... a Journey that has come to it's destination. Retiring from doing the weekly Sunday Services was not an easy choice to make but, come to think of it, I didn't really make it all on my own...

        Since I was 14, I have had this dream of opening my own restaurant. I've worked in food service, not always as a profession, since I was 13. It has Always been a Love of mine. It taught me the Love of Service and the sheer Joy of making people Happy.

        Ministering is also the Love of Service and the sheer Joy of making people Happy. When I first started The Church Within and began doing the weekly Sunday Services, few thought that it would last very long... or that I would stay with it. I have always felt that Providence helped me to start and maintain the Church Within ministry and I will ever be Grateful to God for helping me to pull it off for so long. I was surprised when in late 2013 that very same Providence was giving me a clear pathway to also realizing my lifelong dream of opening my restaurant. In early 2014 I began to build my own food truck and in November of that year I was able to get it licensed as a full independent restaurant. I have been open 5 days a week in the same location putting Love into my food and my service to my guests. I was still able to do my Church Within Services and all was well!

        This past July I updated my computer to Windows 10, all of a sudden I was prevented from e-mailing out Any of my Church Within Services to my subscription lists. I was still able to post it to the web-site but the e-mail Services were being blocked as spam. My computer tech and my service provider were unable to detect any problems that would cause that and hence were unable to solve the issue. I uninstalled Win10 and the problem has persisted. Occasionally a relative few of you can still receive the e-mail service, but the majority cannot. I have prayed on it a great deal and asked for Father's Will to prevail.

Apparently God wants me to Minister with my Love of Food right now. The website still has 1000 Sunday Services and 825 SOW Seeds Stories in the Archives and is paid for until mid 2017. Please Review and Enjoy them.

I Love you All!

The Prayer
Dear God,
        May Everything that I do be in Loving Service to and with You!

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

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


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