I am in my early 40s and live in Rwanda. I have attended many churches but have never heard the truth that could set me free.
I suffered a lot during my 23 years of smoking and lost many things in the process. I not only lost money, but I also lost my personality. My handwriting also suffered because my arm and fingers would start to shake each time I took a pen to write.
This had a very negative impact on my performance at university because the professors would ignore my examination papers. As I studied ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, my handwriting affected my performance. It grieved my heart so much to know that I was graded poorly because no professor could read my examination copy. I knew I would fail.
I even swore to God that I will not smoke again, but I ended up smoking the very next day! My constant failures to quit smoking became an open door for condemnation.
In late 2011, I chanced upon Pastor Joseph Prince’s television broadcast and that was the beginning of my deliverance. I cannot stop giving thanks to God and to Pastor Prince who introduced me to the gospel of grace.
After I received the revelation on the power of the Holy Communion, I started to partake of the Holy Communion at home. Within a week, I lost the desire to smoke without realising when and how! That is definitely God!
After God removed my desire to smoke, I even forgot the location of the shops where I used to buy my cigarettes and matches! I cannot even feel its traces! By grace, I even passed by one of the shops the other day, and instead of buying cigarettes, I bought bread for Holy Communion instead. Praise God!