Ezekiel 14:1-6 was one of the readings for the Zoom meeting. It talked about the leaders of Israel who had set up idols in their hearts that would make them fall into sin, yet they sought God for a message and brought Him requests.

After her teaching, Nadia led us into prayer to serve divorce papers to all idols and wrong alliances. As I prayed, my mind went back to a time when, a bit like Peter in the Bible, I was sure nothing could ever come between God and me. But as time went by, I started to give way to the idol of people-pleasing till I fell into sin. I eventually came round and told God I was sorry. Rather than receive the forgiveness He freely offered, I succumbed to years of self-condemnation. I remember sickness literally start in my body, as a result of me giving the enemy a foothold as (subconsciously) I kept agreeing with him that I should be punished for my disobedience.

As we all prayed, I visualized a giant cross coming towards me and being imprinted on me. It was as though the Lord was reiterating that I belong to Him. At that very moment, Nadia was declaring, “It is finished”. How apt!


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