Living Daily in Reality
Day 9: Does the Maker of World Know Everything? Free
We’re talking about living each day in reality rather than the dream-world of the media or the transitory world of each day’s activities. Obviously this forces us to face the question ‘what is reality’. We’ve answered on the basis of the only human life t
Day 11: The Release of Living Daily in Reality Free
Living daily in reality means you have to reject the unreal concepts that most of us have about ourselves and our origin.
Most of us think of ourselves as little individual creatures that must grab some security, significance, and happiness for ourselv
Day 31: The Time Machine or ‘Starting Life Again’ Free
Living daily in reality means starting again ! Doing what many of us have dreamed of — starting life over again. Living daily in reality is doing just that. It means accepting what Einstein stated in his special theory of relativity — that time an
Day 36: Quantum Physics and Parallel Universes Free
One of the most difficult things to understand is theodicy. How can we have free wills yet live lives foreknown or foreordained by our Creator? The Maker of the universe must know the potentials of what he has made and therefore must know in detail what w
Day 37: Do Genesis and Science agree about Time? Free
How can God control the universe without turning us into robots? Physicists like Everett opened the way to a possible answer when they suggested that there may be concomitant universes that exist alongside each other. This is one of the hypotheses present
Day 39: The Twin Dynamics of Living in Reality Free
We’ve been saying that you personally have a loving father who made you part of his only son so that he could express in your life something of himself and could add something to his creation through you.
He also wants you to accept his adoption of you a
Day 40: Your Choice: Reality or Unreality? Free
We’ve been saying that the worldwide recession of 2009 was permitted by the maker of the world so that we could see what life without him would be like and could see that he alone can remake this broken world and us with it. Many of us regard this as eit
Day 42: The Positive and Negative of Life on Earth Free
The reality for which we were created is simply our Makers Son living in us living the life he planned and doing the things he wishes to do through us. We simply cannot get our minds around this idea. It is so far from what we have been trained to
Day 47: Does the Mind Understand or Manipulate? Free
As we begin to live in reality rather than the fantasy that we are self-made, autonomous creatures, our personalities start to work the way God intended them to – from the inside out. This changes the way our minds work and brings freedom from self.
Day 48: The Mind Understands and Executes the Creator’s Will! Free
Throughout history statesmen like Churchill or Bismarck often sensed that the great events that mold our nations and our individual lives are controlled by some higher power that brings about results that surprise and bewilder the human beings involved in
Day 53: Escaping from Our Present Predicament Free
Escaping from Our Present Predicament.
Our Creator has made us part of his only Son, and he has given his son the task of filling this planet with his Father’s life through each one of us. But we must will to do that or make his Son suffer through u
Day 54: How do we get where God has put us? Free
We’ve been talking about the start of our life here on this planet. Using the explanations given by the only human being that has ever convincingly explained and demonstrated in his life and death that he really was the Son of our Creator, we’ve said th
Day 55: Are you a Momentary Particle or part of our Creator? Free
Are you like one of the particles discovered by our physicists they exist for a milli-second and then cease to exist? If you feel you are just an infinitesimal piece of matter that is self-existent and self-made, then paradoxically – you have felt also th
Day 67: Why do we want to be a Celebrity? Free
We’re talking about the human personality and the reason we ourselves have such difficulty doing what we think we should do. We’ve said that we were made by our maker as part of his only son so that we could enjoy his love and let his son develop this pla
Day 72: You are a Unique Variation of our Creator Free
Our Maker made us in his image so that He could express all his glorious richness, and we could enjoy it firsthand. So you express part of Him that no one else can. That’s why you’re here – to mold his world in ways that no one else can by his power. You’
Day 73: Christ in You – the Hope of glory Free
The completion of our Maker’s Son is the purpose of your life. Each of us has a whole way of thinking that we inherit from our parents – a suit of clothing that we put on as humans. We get our security from the things we have, our significance from people
Day 74: The Fulness of Stature – The Hope of Glory Free
The infinite creator conceived and created everything in a millisecond: he conceived of children like his only son who wanted to return his love. But he knew that love is only possible for beings who are free not to love. This meant creating and bearing i
Day 20: Two Environments
Day 20: Living Daily in Reality: Two Environments =================================================
We’ve been talking about reality – and living in it every day. We’ve said that reality is that you personally have a loving Father who made you in his only son so that he could live the life that he has planned; so his son is working to complete his creation through you and in you. So obviously living daily in reality means depending on this son of our creator inside us. How can we do that? Is there a great difference between going to the world around us and going to the eternal world beyond time-space? The difference is huge in our own attitudes and huge in the two powers unleashed in our lives!
Early in your life, you begin to realize you will not always have your parents with you. You realize you’ll have to provide your own clothes and food and shelter if you are to have any security in this world. But there are at least 6 billion other human beings who are trying to get their share of the world’s food and shelter so you begin the long battle for a good job and adequate salary. You soon get used to feelings of anxiety about exams and bank accounts; you also get to know that unpleasant feelings like envy and selfishness can rise up within you as you struggle to get as many things as you need to live.
It’s the same when you come to understand that other people don’t think as much of you as your parents. You seemed to them the most wonderful person in the world and they often treated you like that, but suddenly you see that other people often don’t even notice you. You begin to feel you’re just a cipher – a number – a little nothing among the billions of other people who are also feeling the same way. So begins your great struggle for attention and recognition. You find yourself drawing attention to your achievements in boastful conversation, and you start the age-old game of criticizing others to make yourself look good. It’s then that you discover the inner drive of pride and jealousy as you try to beat others who are themselves struggling to establish their significance. Everyone seems to be trying to be the most famous – and you despair of your own nothingness.
When you were a child some of your happiest times were when you were out with your parents for the day – you were carefree, utterly safe in their keeping and just using your little abilities to play or read. Soon you yearn for that little mixture of contentment and excitement that you used to feel then. Then you start the search for that happiness in your adult life, and soon you find that the desire to enjoy peace and excitement is forcing you into living for the weekend break or the emotional thrill or the nothingness of unconsciousness. You know that it’s a lie that changing your circumstances will bring happiness, but somehow you can’t see any other way to get relief from boredom or dissipation.
Most of us have experienced some or all of these feelings as we’re lived
like everyone else – depending on things for our security, people for our sense of significance, and circumstances for our happiness. Let’s talk next about the effects of this on our personalities.
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?