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 56: I want to be Famous!
Day 56: Living Daily in Reality: I Want to be Famous ====================================================
This independence of God and dependence on the world is often referred to as â€œthe fleshâ€(cid:157) – trying to get satisfaction from our natural abilities rather than letting our Maker use them to express his Son’s life. This is what Paul meant when he wrote to the people at Philippi â€œif any other man thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have moreLiving Daily in Reality circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel – as to righteousness under the law blameless. But whatever gain I had I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things that I may know him and the power of his resurrectionâ€(cid:157).
This self-made feeling we have – this pride in what we regard as our own abilities and strengths is what our Maker has permitted us to experience so that we can see its limitations and unreality and can embrace instead our true nature as part of his only Son. It is this choosing that is the whole purpose of our life here on earth! It is why He made us part of his Son and then asked his Son (with us inside Him) to live an earthly life in Palestine so that he could reject for our sakes the lie of the self-existent, independent life and live the unassuming life of God himself. Each of us accepts here either the self-made version or the self-denied version of our life in God’s Son. The one is fed by the adulation and support of people and things; the other is fed by the love of our Maker for us.
This is the self-existent attitude that gives us such trouble and plagues our everyday life and relationships – this attitude within that strives to be noticed and admired. It is the very basis of our feeling of self-worth and value, yet it is constantly under attack from six billion other such natures around us. All the dreadful demons of pride and jealousy spring from this confidence we have in our own self-made self-worth; all the restless drives of ambition and boasting come from this twisted desire for adulation and recognition. It seems as if our lives are designed to expose this gross misconception we have of our own inherent value and talent despite the simple fact that we are here to enjoy our Maker’s Son living in us his buoyant, inspired life.
What took place in eternity, before the world was created, destroyed that parody of ourselves in Christ of whom we are a part. This was the cosmic event that surfaced in time in Jerusalem on the hill of Golgotha in the man known as Jesus of Nazareth – and, of course, it’s the very change that we have been created to experience personally here in our life on earth. What it involves is the very personal acquiescence that Paul described to the Ephesians when he said â€œwhatever gain I had I counted as loss for the sake of Christ – for his sake I have suffered the loss of all things that I may know him and the power of his resurrectionâ€(cid:157).
The only way you can avoid the reluctant resignation to fate that human religion urges for this hubris is the boundless joy of identification with your death and resurrection in God’s Son. Just as he â€œdid not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himselfâ€(cid:157) of his infinite nature, so he did the same with you personally so that you can accept the same peace and rest about your status and reputation. This â€œcarrying about in the body the dying of our Lord Jesusâ€(cid:157) means joyfully turning moment-by-moment from the mirage of the world’s praise and approval and choosing the apparent loneliness of God’s side.
There alone is the reality of our Maker’s own nature which puts everything before itself. In that inherent self-denial rests the heart of living in reality. Why do you think you should be famous? Because there is literally no other human being just like you – you are unique – but only because your Maker’s only Son intends to live a unique version of himself through you! Your preoccupation with self-esteem and others’ opinions is fuelled by your unwillingness to allow Christ’s annihilation of that in himself to be actualized in you today. He has borne the eternal miracle – will you accept its temporal actualization today?