Monday, May 25, 2015


Dear One,
    When you celebrate a holiday, make it a true celebration.  Make it a celebration of the life of a person.  Make it a celebration of a happy event.  In other words, do not memorialize a tragic event or a sad event or a death or an accident or a war or a life lost to the works of evil.  Instead, celebrate happy times you had with a person, celebrate the laughs and the good situations. (Philippians 4:8)
    I asked you to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, not His death.  He is no longer dead. (Romans 8:11-14) Do not celebrate the physical death of your loved ones, but instead celebrate the fact that I raised them from the dead just like I raised Jesus from the dead. Celebrate the fact that they live with Me and that you will one day meet again in My presence.  Celebrate any act of goodness, mercy, kindness, love, joy and patience shown by a person.  When you celebrate the good things, you are glorifying My input in the pleasant activities.  When you celebrate the bad things, the causes of deaths, the evil works of the devil, then you are glorifying his input in a tragic situation. (Philippians 4:4)
    The good news, the gospel, always promotes good thoughts, good attitudes and good actions.  Dwelling on the bad things will promote those tragic activities in your mind and your emotions will resurrect sadness, depression, fear, loneliness, abandonment and anger.  (Ephesians 4:17-20)
    You have the choice whether to resurrect thoughts of My glorious works or the dastardly works of the evil one.  Resurrect My thoughts and you will celebrate the lives of your loved one, not their deaths.  You will offer praises to Me for My goodness toward you because I cleansed the person and made him or her white as snow.  They live with Me and so will you some day.  That is reason to celebrate. 
     Celebrate the good times.  (Ephesians 1:12-12)
     Your Joyful Father    

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