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 47: Does the Mind Understand or Manipulate?
Day 47: Living Daily in Reality: Does the Mind Understand or Manipulate? ========================================================================
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 they were intended – from the inside out. This changes the way our minds work.
Why does the mind think the way it does? Why does it spend so much time trying to work out what the other person is planning to do or what he thinks of us? Why do we go over and over the things that have happened to us that day or what we are going to do to solve the situation? Why is our mind continually working out how to move the chessmen of our circumstances and relationships so that we achieve what we wish for ourselves? Why do we find ourselves unable to think of a way around or through a certain problem – why do circumstances and people seem so intractable and unmanageable? Why do we simply run out of ideas? Come to the end of our own resources? Because our minds were not created to work out all these things – they were made to understand what our Maker has planned so that we could then direct our faculties to bring that about.
But even though Einstein, when faced with a problem would excuse himself by saying in his quaint English “I will a little tink” and then would return later with a possible solution, we think we can create things ourselves with our own minds. Einstein said in his matter-of-fact way “all ideas come from God”, but we dismiss that as just a figure of speech – despite the fact that he – and others like him – imply that ideas and directions come from outside themselves. So Elgar said his music is in the air, and the poets have always talked of the Muse or the spirit bringing words and ideas to them. And this, of course, is the way our Maker has planned that his son would exercise his will and thoughts to complete his Father’s universe through us whom he made the “crown of creation”.
But when we try to live this way, we find we cannot – our minds and personalities are so used to looking outside ourselves to the people and things and circumstances around us, that we cannot make our minds move as they were designed to move. Indeed, we have no relationship with our Maker and we spend no time in spooky activity like prayer or meditation – there simply is not time for that kind of thing – nor is there any sense in it. Obviously, our personalities have become twisted out of shape and perverted so that they cannot work the way they were meant to. Only our maker can remake them – this is why the cosmic miracle took place – it’s why we were created in the Maker’s Son – so that he could experience for his Father all the agony of his own nature being destroyed and twisted and perverted – and thus be justified in being what he is himself. Only then would our relationship to Him be justified and realistic – only then could his love triumph over the unthinkable.
A famous poet was sitting on a rock in the Lake District in England and remembering his boyhood days there – he said:
And I have felt A presence that disturbs me with the joy Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime Of something far more deeply interfused, Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns, And the round ocean and the living air, And the blue sky, and in the mind of man; A motion and a spirit, that impels All thinking things, all objects of all thought, And rolls through all things.
Even though we may not have expressed our feelings in the same words we have all had those moments when we thought there was some other mind present besides our own – this is what faith is – and living by faith is listening for the thoughts of that mind. The famous German general, Bismarck, called it ” listening for the footsteps of God”. In no way does God “MAKE” us do what He has planned; he accompanies us and gently nudges us as a dear friend – who would bear from us even the willfulness of Calvary.