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 49: We Live Like Self-made People
Day 49: Living Daily in Reality: We Live Like Self-made People ==============================================================
You are part of our loving Father who created the universe. He adopted you as his own child when He made you in his only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ. This gentle human being came and lived on this earth in Palestine when Tiberius was emperor: he had disciples who wrote the details of his actions and words in books whose manuscripts are in many of our leading Museums: so we can be more certain of his words than of any other famous men of that time. For though we believe Plato and Aristotle on the basis of about twenty manuscripts written hundreds of years after their births, we have thousands of manuscripts to substantiate the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
And we were made as part of him even before he came to earth. But we don’t believe that reality! We live upside down – outside-in – as if we really did make ourselves. We look outside not inside for what we need. We use our minds to manipulate stocks and people, things and circumstances to meet our need for security and significance. Our maker knows what he has made and foresaw the mess we would make of our own natures, but he resolved to bear our cruelties and passions within his own son so that we would see what life with him and without him was like. We, of course, don’t see that his son’s death was just a temporal expression of the pain and death our Maker bore outside time in eternity, so we persist in trying to fix our broken selves by our own broken abilities. This is why we face such frustration when we try to overcome our bad temper or our persistent lust. We are using wills and minds that have been enslaved to people and things for years and years. In fact, our natures are not human any longer – they are carnal – totally depraved over centuries of inbreeding – not just incapable of changing themselves, but utterly opposed to such action.
This is why we experience such limited success with our self-help systems: we are using damaged instruments (our own contorted faculties) to try to adjust the mal-function of those same faculties. Our maker knew that we would develop whole individual and societal systems that would be based on self-made people; so he permitted its creation but remade the real world and real people outside time as they were originally. Only the complete replacement of the old damaged world with the original creation can solve our problems – this eternal event is what the temporal death of his son at Calvary expresses. Outside time – in the real world whose attributes we are beginning to glimpse in quantum physics – God destroyed our perverted natures and fallen world and remade the invisible, real world that is permanent. As we live in that faith, our minds begin to operate so that they can understand our maker’s plans for his son’s life in each of us; we then experience a world of consequences and responses that are governed by God’s wisdom rather than chaos.
But our creator wants us to understand what he is like and how we have
personal existence in him, so he wants us to understand that he has planned each day of our life; but our full enjoyment depends on our perception of his will through intuition as we get to know him. Then we can use our minds to understand his guidance so that we are able to express his will through our thoughts, words and actions. But we have developed an individual and social process that operates in direct opposition to this: so we see daily the difference between life with him and life without him. Although he can remake us as well-behaving robots, our father-creator wants friends, therefore he replaces our broken selves only as we see and accept the changes. Thus each day we have opportunities to see and accept his work in us. Full of ourselves we look out on a world of people and things that we seek to use and that seek to use us; our little minds and emotions are affected by them moment-by-moment: our wills are often by-passed or subverted by knee-jerk mental and physical reactions, and our consciences lack certainty while our world becomes more chaotic each year.
Through all this chaos, our maker continues to save you and me from the increasing threat, so let’s discuss how this happens in our daily lives.