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 43: The Cosmic Death
Day 43: Living Daily in Reality: The Cosmic Death =================================================
Why do we see good and bad in our world? Why do we often witness deeds of heroic unselfishness on the one hand – and then actions of extreme selfishness and cowardice on the other? Because our Creator wants us to see clearly the consequences of the choice we make. This world is a simple demonstration of life lived as if there’s no God – no creator – as if we had made ourselves!
When we live like that we become perverted and corrupted. We were designed to to bathe in the approval of the loving Father who made us to express his only Son, but we reject that whole plan and try to get from the approval of others the sense of self-esteem that we need. This deception develops throughout our being a perversion and corruption that we cannot correct because our whole nature is affected. This is why all our self-help systems and religious observances fail.
All of them require the consistent exercise of our wills, but this is the very place where our failure lies – the despairing cry of human beings is the same in every country – â€œthe good that I want I do not do, but the evil that I do not want is what I doâ€(cid:157)! If there is a creator we want to do what he thinks is right, but we find ourselves instead wanting to please our peers or our friends. Our little eyes search for the approval of other human beings even though we know they will die like us while our maker will live on.
One might say that we are made to live from the inside to the outside – to get from God’s Son within us what he wishes to do through us; but we instead live from the outside – from what the world around us wants! The creator has put us each here to do something that he has fitted his Son to do through us, but we reject that reality and instead try to do whatever will help us to survive or gain attention. The result is that we become little sponges that soak up the praise of other people or all the material possessions we can get our hands on. It’s as if we cannot help ourselves, however hard we try. What we think is a little misunderstanding on our part about life becomes a basic perversion of our personalities that we cannot change.
God foresaw that our very natures would be perverted and that only he himself could rectify them and remake them: this is the meaning of the statement in the Bible by Paul in Romans 6:6 – â€œfor we know that our old self was crucified with Christ so that the body of sin might be destroyed and we might no longer be enslaved to sinâ€(cid:157). Sin is simply living as if there’s no God – living as if he does not exist – as if we are self-existent creatures. Thus our natures have developed to get all we need from the world and our fellow-creatures; we have developed a â€œbody of sinâ€(cid:157) – a physical and mental organism that operates as if it is on its own – self-dependent – with no maker – no loving
Father. It now exerts its perverted habits on us so that we cannot do what we know is right – what we were made to do. Our physical and mental natures have become a â€œbody of sinâ€(cid:157) that is no longer ruled by our own wills but responds in knee-jerk reaction to the world around us.
This is why God expressed in his son’s death the cosmic death that he suffered in each one of us in eternity – that great present moment that is eternity. He alone can radically change what he has made and what we have perverted. This is the meaning of the cosmic death expressed by his son in 29 A.D. – â€œfor we know that our old self was crucified with Christ so that the body of sin might be destroyed and we might no longer be enslaved to sinâ€(cid:157).