July 5th is not just the day after...

Like the song says: People just want to be free!

But if hearts knew the immensity of what lies ahead, would they declare? A Declaration of freedom or independence is only the first step. The work that follows a Declaration is always a surprise - it waits around the corner. But having taken that first step, the direction is clear and the outcome is inevitable.

Declaring Independence is a radical, decisive act. It does not matter whether the arena is national politics or individual health. It is a watershed moment requiring faith and courage. Independence, freedom from oppression, is a right idea carrying the right of way within it. It draws an indelible line of demarcation.

July is the month when I celebrate the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America but I am not alone. To others in other nations who celebrate their Independence in July:  
Happy Independence and Godspeed.

July Independence Celebrations: 

01  Burundi - 1962 (Belgium)
       Rwanda -1962 (Belgium)
03  Belarus, Minsk - 1944 (Germany)
04  USA – 1776 (Britain)
      Algeria - 1962 (France)
      Venezuela - 1811 (Spain)
      Cape Verde - 1975 (Portugal)
      Abkhazia (Georgia) - 1993 (Georgia)
06  Malawi - 1964 (UK)
07  Solomon Islands - 1978 (UK)
09  Argentina - 1816 (Spain)
10  Bahamas - 1973 (Britain)
12  São Tomé and Príncipe - 1975 (Portugal)
17  Slovakia - 1992 (Czechoslovakia)
19  Laos - 1949 (France)
20  Colombia - 1810 (Spain)
21  Belgium - 1831 (Netherlands)
26  Liberia - 1847 (US)
      Maldives - 1965 (Britain)
28  Peru - 1821 (Spain)
30  Vanuatu – 1980 (UK & France)

July with 21 ties with September but August leads with 23 Independence or National Day celebrations. Share the joy of those whose have marked a day in July as their Declaration day. They may not all have huge fireworks displays but they will have a sparkle in their eyes.

And Happy Birthday to all of you who have declared your independence in some way. Health of nation and every aspect of your daily life is a legitimate expectation of every man, woman and child.  Accept what is yours. You are made in the image and likeness of our Father-Mother God, take your stand with 

Love and DECLARE your freedom from sin, disease and death.

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. ~Christ Jesus (Luke 12:32)
Christ, Truth, gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the material, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man is clothed and fed spiritually.  ~Mary Baker Eddy (S&H 442:22)
Love knows no bounds, all that the Father has is eternally ours since before time. Possess it!


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