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Description: 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 31: Living Daily in Reality: The Time Machine
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 and space are in fact relative – time
does go more slowly the higher you go up. And you would come back to
earth younger if you had traveled far out into space.
Past writers saw this when they wrote “with God a thousand years are
as a day”. In reality our Maker did see the whole life of the human
race in a moment – saw all your errors and the corruption we brought upon
ourselves, ensured that it all took place inside his only son, then
destroyed it in him, and remade us as we were originally, so that today
we can start a new life! Living daily in reality means seeing and
accepting these facts and living accordingly.
This is the meaning of those profound words written by Paul, one of
the followers of the son of our Creator – “God, who is rich in mercy, out
of the great love with which he has loved us, even when we were yet
sinners, made us alive together with Christ, and raised us up and made us
sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus that in the coming
ages he might show forth the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness
towards us in Christ Jesus”.
So living daily in reality means seeing who you are – not the little
child of your human mother, but part of the Creator’s own son – here to
do and be on earth what he has planned to be in you. This means
starting to get to know who your maker is and what he is like and what he
wants for this earth. You know some of this already. You can see
much of his character in the beautiful things he has made – a baby’s
little fingers, a Yorkshire terrier, the magnificent sunsets, people like
Sister Teresa. He’s obviously a nice person who understands beauty
and generosity. And he has transcendent power to control the vast
eternity that contains our little piece of time; together with this he
has the power to manifest here in us the human being He created in his
son before we mutilated it.
The day that lies before you, therefore, has an entirely new
perspective – this isn’t just “your” day; it’s twenty-four hours that
your maker’s son has in order to do his Father’s will here on earth.
So sweep out of your mind all those little nagging thoughts you have
about what this person will do or say to you, what ways you can make
lunch-time more enjoyable or restful for yourself, what you can look
forward to this evening; all these things are no longer your concern,
because this isn’t your life – it’s the creator’s life in you. What is
real is what he wants to achieve through you today – what he wants to do
at work or at school or at home. So, first begin to look at the whole
day from his perspective – he is in you and can enable you to feel what
he feels and think the way he is thinking.
So, our whole life is not one great “how to live like God” technique
or “what would Jesus do” imaginary conceiving of success; it’s not a
mental game or psychological exercise or “power of positive thinking”.
It’s reality – this is how things really are – you ARE part of your
Maker’s Son – and He has a life to live in you this day. He actually
has already foreseen your whole day and has already changed and adjusted
in his cosmic death and resurrection all the things you will meet in
these next twelve or sixteen hours. Your job is to be real yourself
and, as you are, he will begin to guide you naturally in harmony with his
ways and works.
Let’s begin to talk practically now about living daily in reality.