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 60: The Exchanged Life
Day 60: Living Daily in Reality: The Exchanged Life ===================================================
To sum up then our conversations about living daily in reality, what is reality?Â Â Reality is that you are actually part of our Creator’s only son – the man known as Jesus of Nazareth who lived on the earth for more than thirty years in the first century of this present era.Â Â One of his followers has written â€œyou are the body of Christ and individually limbs of itâ€(cid:157) and he himself said to his father, our Creator, â€œI in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly oneâ€(cid:157).
Sin is not just some moral failure like stealing or adultery – sin is â€œmissing the markâ€(cid:157) – missing the whole point of life – living as if there’s no God – as if you are not part of his only son!Â Â Living in this unreality is trying to get the sense of significance and security and happiness from people and things and circumstances instead of your dear Father who knows you personally as part of his only Son.Â Â When you do this, your whole personality becomes warped and corrupt so that you can’t do what you want: you try to feel how important you are to your Maker, but all the celebrity the world can give you isn’t enough.Â Â You try to feel safe and secure, but you can never get enough money or possessions – and circumstances never give you the happiness that only reality provides!
Â So your life works outside in rather than inside out.Â Â This inbred sin or dependence on the world has made it impossible for your maker’s son to live the unique life in you that he has planned, so you’re left with the unsatisfactory existence you have – you don’t believe there’s anyone inside you except your own thoughts, so you have no idea what your Maker’s son wants to do through you, so you use your mind to manipulate things and people and circumstances for your own security, significance and happiness.Â This results in hundreds of short-circuits that develop between your eyes (looking for peer approval) and your mind and between your feelings (looking for peace and exhilaration) and your circumstances.Â Â When you try to fix these internal malfunctions through self-help and the power of positive thinking you find you can’t – your whole human-nature has become carnal nature that will not do what it was made to do.Â It was made to express the part of God’s Son that only you can express – so only God can put it right.
That’s what our creator expressed in Jesus Christ’s historical crucifixion in 29 A.D. and it’s what he did in eternity before the world was made – when he foresaw that we could have the free will to love him only if we had the opportunity to do the opposite.Â Â He knew he would have to bear that, and he did – and has – every day of our lives – and will – until we stop killing him inside ourselves!Â Â He has replaced your old self – that outside-in nature in his only Son – and replaced it with a new creation – an inside-out nature.Â Only
his Son’s spirit in you can realize this reorientation of your whole personality – only his spirit can reveal to you the next psychological or spiritual short-circuit that he has replaced in you within Himself.Â Â Only our maker knows exactly how each of us is missing the life he has for us.
Only he can sort us out – and that’s the secret to your life here – to let our maker’s Son within you remake your very nature so that your life can be fulfilled in him.Â Your nature is broken – let Christ replace it with his so that your life becomes an expression of His.Â Let’s look at the sense this exchanged life can make of the problems and difficulties we face each day.
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING? Â 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?