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Description: Living daily in reality means living as a lucky child of a loving father. That's really who you are. The most reliable information we have about our origins is from the collection of history books known as 'ta biblia' or 'the books' in Greek. This Bibl
Day 30: Living Daily in Reality: Happiness!
Living daily in reality means living as a lucky child of a loving father.
That’s really who you are.Â The most reliable information we have
about our origins is from the collection of history books known as â€˜ta
biblia’ or â€˜the books’ in Greek.Â Â This Bible, based on thousands
of ancient Greek manuscripts from the period of time when the events
occurred, records the life of the human being who is the only son of our
Creator.Â Â Look back at the first six segments of this series and
examine there the facts in which this explanation of reality is based.
This only son of our creator demonstrated by his own life and
character that our creator is indeed a loving father who made you as part
of his only son.Â Â Â His plan for you is that his only son would live
in you and fill the earth with the peace and love that he (and you)
received from our father.Â Â He intended that you would get up each day,
look up to your dear father and realize you had before you a wonderful
day in your father’s world.Â Â Â Your heart would rise in joy at the
thought of all the things he had planned for you to do, knowing that they
were natural because you had been given the appropriate abilities and
interests.Â Â As the day progressed, you would find the particular job
that enabled you to buy the clothes and food you needed and your
interaction with your co-workers fulfilled your own love which you gave
and received.Â Â So your happiness and contentment were complete as
the day progressed.Â Â This was the way prepared for us as we daily
filled the world with the generosity and peace of our creator.Â Â We
struck oil from the ground through the balanced knowledge we developed of
the earth as our unimpaired minds worked in concert with our peaceful
relationship with our Maker.Â Â Â So our balanced emotions and active
wills avoided the strain and pressure of competing with others and we
enjoyed the delights of abilities mutually exercised to each other’s
Instead of this reality, we have lived in the unreality that
there is no loving father who has put his son’s spirit within us; we
pretend we’re on our own and have to wrest from the world and other
people whatever happiness we can.Â Â Our lives are often dominated by
our struggle to fulfill our needs, and our very personalities have become
so dependent on the world and our circumstances that we have no happiness
that comes from our Maker’s friendship.Â Â Our happiness – or
satisfaction with what happens to us – is spoiled by someone’s
dislike or critical comments, by our loss of a job or car trouble, by our
disagreements at home or our disappointments at work.Â Â Even when we
think there may be a creator somewhere we find it impossible to look up
to him or believe that.Â Â Â
But our Maker knew all this, so right from the beginning he
determined he would â€œput up with itâ€(cid:157) to give us the chance to come to
our senses!Â Â That’s why he made us inside his own son, allowed all
our autonomous lives to play out in him and bore the consequences; then
he remade us and raised us up in his son so that his original plan could
be fulfilled.Â Â That’s what he explained when he wrote through a man
called Paul; â€œGod, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with
which he has loved us – even when we were yet sinners – made us alive
in Christ Jesus, and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in
the heavenly places; that in the coming ages he might show forth the
riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus, for we are
God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus, for good works which he has
prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.â€(cid:157)
Why can’t you just start living like that?Â Â Because your own
personality is warped out of shape and corrupted by the life you’ve
lived so far.Â Â Only your original maker can change that – and this
is what he did in his own son – in the timeless world that Einstein and
modern physicists posit.Â Â Only our maker can actualize in time what he
wrought in eternity – but the moment you are willing to look to him for
your happiness and die in him to the lie that good circumstances will
make you happy – at that moment he will actualize in you the real
happiness of his only son.
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?
My life flows on in endless song
Above earth’s lamentation;
I hear the real though distant hymn
That hails a new creation
No storm can shake my calm repose
While to this rock I’m clinging:
If Christ is Lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?
What though my joys and comforts die!
I know my Savior liveth;
What though the darkness round me lie!
Songs in the night he giveth
I lift my eyes – the cloud grows thin,
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it.
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart
A fountain ever springing
All things are mine since I am His
How can I keep from singing?
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