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The blockage (Ezekiel 36:26)

26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

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There are times that God seems so far away, so out of reach, so hard to find. There are moments when God seems not listening nor answering our prayers. In such times, do we question God’s presence or do we question ourselves what probably had we done that drew us farther from God?

Sin is the number one culprit that disrupts our communication with God. If we could recall, it is the reason why Adam and Eve were commanded to leave the Garden of Eden, why Noah needed to make an ark because of the huge flood, why the tower of Babel was not finished, why Sodom and Gomorrah were ruined, why David’s son died and many more. Transgressions block our relationship with God.

But all have sinned and not even one is righteous. What shall we do to restore the relationship hindered by our iniquities?

In pathophysiology, a term called heart blockage or coronary artery disease exist which  is a buildup of plaque causing narrowing of the arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood. If this blockage is severe, it could prevent the muscle from receiving the blood it needs to function which could lead to shortness of breath or chest pain. Treatment includes surgery or medications that must be taken for a long period of time. In Christian life, the clot is called sin.

We must humble ourselves and ask for God’s forgiveness. The blockage brought upon by sin will be broken if we are willing to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, surrender our whole life to Him and confess our wrongdoings. He is faithful and just to forgive us.

Do not forget the reason why Christ came and that is to save us. But it shouldn’t be an excuse for us to sin. Aim to live a Christ like life.