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“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord“ (Jonah 2:8-9).
Do you know that celebrating your inheritance is one of the best ways of silencing the devil? What does it mean to “celebrate you inheritance”? It means to give thanks to God for the things He’s done for you through Christ Jesus. You can celebrate your salvation, divine health, prosperity, peace, and every other good thing that’s yours by virtue of the new birth. God wants you to always celebrate your inheritance irrespective of your situation. Some folks don’t look out for and celebrate the right things in their lives or in the lives of others. They talk about negative situations such as lack, want, sickness and death all the time. You would always hear them say, “Oh, I think I have a problem in my knee!” “I don’t have enough money.” They’re always looking for, and looking at the problem. Such people are unwittingly celebrating the work of the devil in their lives.
How do you celebrate God’s blessings? You proclaim His greatness; you worship and praise Him. You talk about His personality and all that He’s doing in your life. If you can’t think of anything to say at that moment, pick up your Bible and begin to quote scriptures that will build your spirit. This was what Jonah did in the belly of the fish. Jonah was a remarkable man: he was in serious trouble, yet he didn’t panic or complain. His prayer wasn’t laden with regrets or silly questions. He said, “… I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving…” (Jonah 2:9).
He celebrated his inheritance right in the midst of trouble. By celebrating, you’re showing the world and the devil that you’re excited about your inheritance. Until you realize how to celebrate God and His blessings in your life, you will not be able to walk in the fullness of those blessings. Stop seeing your lack; stop comparing yourself with someone else and seeing what you think you don’t have! Rather
make up your mind today to always celebrate your inheritance in Christ Jesus
F U RT H E R S T U DY : P S A L M 56:4 NKJV; J O NA H 2:7-10
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