9. Service goes beyond church.
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“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7)
If health issues prevent you from actively serving in church, there are other ways you could be a source of salt and light for others around you.
You could visit an elderly neighbor or offer to babysit a friend’s children while she runs errands. Maybe you could buy a homeless person a sandwich or call an old friend you haven’t had contact with in a while and ask how they are doing.
Your act of love will speak volumes, and through it, they will be able to see the love of Jesus that shines through you.
God’s love for us is not dependent on our actions. He understands that the health challenges we face can overwhelm us and negatively affect our ability to serve in church.
However, as followers of Christ, it is a blessing to extend the love God has for us to others in whatever form we can. Not only can it deepen our own spiritual life and bring us into fellowship with others, but our obedience in serving can also help break chains in someone else's life and bring them into an eternal loving relationship with our Father. They could experience the freedom that you enjoy as a child of the Most High God.
Madeline Twooney is a Christian writer and blogger. She is British but grew up in Australia and now lives in Germany with her husband and their one-eared pussycat. Madeline has written articles for SheLoves, Converge, and Ruminate Magazine, and is a freelance contributor for YMI Magazine. In her spare time, she gets creative as a freelance Special Effects Makeup artist, and she dances to Sister Sledge whilst cooking. You can contact Madeline at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet her at @MTwooney.
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