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 67: Why do we want to be a Celebrity?
Day 67: Living Daily in Reality: Why do we want to be a Celebrity? ==================================================================
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 planet through us. But we have used our free will to ignore our Creator and depend on the things, people, and circumstances of the world to provide the security, significance, and happiness that only our Father-Creator’s love can give us.
Many of us use Facebook and Twitter because we are interested in other people and want to keep in touch with our friends – and make new friends. But many of us carefully list the things we’re doing or the places we’re visiting because we want others to know that we exist and have interesting lives. Sometimes that’s all that our interest in social media means. But sometimes we feel it expresses that we’re important and that our existence matters. Indeed, at times we need the reassurance we get from our blogs because we realize there are about seven billion other people like us in the world – so it’s easy to feel you’re just a tiny blob of humanity that nobody really cares about. That’s why some of us will do anything to be on television where people can see us – and recognize that we exist. It’s very easy in this mass society to feel you’re a little zero that means nothing to anyone. We wish we could be a celebrity and think it would be wonderful to be in that position of admiration and popularity in so many people’s eyes.
Indeed we feel we are different from others – in all kinds of ways that they don’t seem to notice, and this seems more and more likely as our genetic scientists come up with the details of our DNA which suggest that each of us is absolutely unique – there’s no one like you in the whole world – and there never has been. Even though we find this hard to believe yet we do feel we’re different – we do have a sense that no one else has felt just the same feelings as we have.
And, of course, this is all true. Our maker’s son – Jesus of Nazareth – likened his Father to a good shepherd that knows each of his sheep by name and has counted all the hairs of our heads. So it is no wonder that we feel we’re different or important or significant – especially when it’s evident that our Maker regarded each of us as dear as his only Son. This readiness to put us before his only Son by allowing our predecessors to actually kill him heightens our sense of his estimate of our value in his eyes – and there is no other opinion of us that matters. So we are born with a real sense of our own value in the eyes of some significant other, and we never lose that sense of personal value.
It is impossible to find a substitute for the love of our Creator – there is just no other being who can give us that sense of significance
or importance, especially when you know He made you different from everyone else so that he could express through you part of himself that no one else expressed. This results in that strong sense of significance that each one of us has that can never be fully satisfied by the recognition or approval of mere human beings. Although it would find itself perfectly at peace in submitting to the one that made it, it cannot bear to submit willingly to any other power, but always searches for a way to assert itself and gain the attention that it thinks it deserves.
So we find ourselves with a will that insists on asserting itself and its rights at every opportunity. The will is the pivot-point of the whole personality and is free only while it is constrained by a conscience in active relationship with its maker: otherwise it loses its executive power and becomes a slave to the outside world. Its fulfillment is found in directing our personality in accordance with our conscience which reads God’s purposes for each of us.