in America, we celebrate Independence Day. July 4, 1776 was the day
America declared its independence, but the battle for freedom went on
until 1783 — seven years later. Even though the people declared their
freedom in 1776, they had to stand and fight for many years before the
British would accept and recognized the United States of America.
the same way, we have to declare our freedom and be determined to stand
against the opposing forces of darkness in our lives. We have to
declare our freedom from addiction, poverty, sickness and lack. We have
to stand and fight until we fully experience His freedom and the peace
that He has
love what the early colonists did once they signed the Declaration of
Independence. They read it out loud in public. They published it in the
newspaper. They spread the word. They continued to declare and celebrate
even though they were in the midst of the battle.
no matter what battle you may be facing, declare that you are free and
celebrate your freedom because the victory you seek is on the way!
If your kids are dying to have a "sleep over" but are too young, try having a pretend one. Invite the friend over and leave the kids with a baby sitter while you and the parents go out for dinner. Let the kids have their sleeping bags and PJ's and go to sleep. When they wake up in the morning asking where their friend is, say they just left!