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 61: Good and Bad News
Day 61: Living Daily in Reality: Good and Bad News ==================================================
The good news is that your Maker is your personal loving Father who made you part of his only Son so that he could express himself through you in his universe. The bad news is that you don’t accept that and your nature has become dependent on that universe instead of his love. You can see the result from the red arrows in this diagram that your needs for security, significance and happiness begin to depend on things and people and circumstances outside rather than on the Maker’s son inside – so your very nature becomes corrupted as you try to get from things and people and circumstances what only your Father’s love can give.
So as you can see by the green arrows in the diagram, instead of letting our Maker’s Son inside us develop the world through us, we develop our personalities to get from the world outside what we are made to get from our Maker’s spirit inside us.
Our inner consciousness of God – our spirit – dies, and our psychological part – our soul – is corrupted and perverted so that the mind is bent on manipulating things and people and circumstances for our benefit instead of understanding our maker’s plans for them and us, the will on asserting our rights rather than submitting to our maker’s will for us, and the emotions on enjoying self-gratification rather than rejoicing in the abilities we exercise.
Let’s look now during these next ten talks at the ways this corrupted human nature becomes a carnal nature that we cannot control but can only be remade by its Maker. We find in our everyday practical lives that our minds, emotions and wills seem to be controlled at times by a carnal nature that frustrates all the efforts we make at self-improvement. We’ve read so many self-help books and tried so many “wonder” techniques, but still we cannot – as the Bible says – “do the good we want”, but instead “do the evil we do not want”.
We try to use our minds, for instance, to give to the world and others the things they need, but we find them dominated by a habit of getting things for our own security. Our history books, substantiated by thousands of Greek manuscripts and the lives and deaths of contemporaries confirm that the Creator’s Son, the first-century Jesus of Nazareth, said â€œconsider the birds of the air – they do not sow or reap and yet your heavenly Father feeds them – will he not also feed you?â€(cid:157)
However, we do not recognize that this Jesus is actually in us so we have no belief like him that our Father knows us or cares about our food. Therefore we have no assurance that he would give us what we need; besides everyone around us assumes that money is essential to buy food, so obviously we have to earn money to stay alive – this is the main purpose of work.
This, of course, sets up one of the most basic short-circuits in our personalities – security comes from money and money comes from work. As the Bible says â€œby the sweat of your brow you eat breadâ€(cid:157), so worry about losing your job and anxiety in a recession create a perverted chain reaction between our work and our basic sense of security. Moreover that has become so ingrained in human nature that we refer to it as â€œinbred sinâ€(cid:157) – meaning the attitude of a fool that there is â€œno Godâ€(cid:157) has become natural for us humans. All of us know the stomach upset that occurs when we lose our jobs or hear that our company is in trouble.
Even though you know it’s wrong to worry, you somehow can’t control the restlessness that makes you toss and turn in bed at night. The problem is not acid in the stomach or lack of tranquillizers or even a steadier job or more stable company – the problem is that you are absolutely convinced that only money can guarantee your security and enough food to keep you alive – because you have no sense that your Maker’s son is in you to do something that he can do only through you – and, therefore, your loving Father is going to ensure you have what food you need. But the connection between your stomach and your mind’s grasp of the economic situation is such a basic habit of all the cells in your body that you cannot change it – however hard you try.
This old corrupt nature is so dependent on its environment that it cannot respond to Christ’s spirit within you, so – as we discussed in number 47 of these talks, God foresaw this before he made us – and remade you in eternity outside time. So deliverance from insecurity about your job and livelihood requires your old nature to be replaced by the nature of Christ. God will actualize that only if you are willing. Are you willing to die to your own judgement of how much food you really need? Are you willing to let your Maker’s son live the life he planned through you? Will you trust Him to get what you need – and concentrate on letting him do the particular work that he can do only through you and your unique life?