Being Ill and Serving God

Being Ill and Serving God

One of lies that the enemy coaxes the mind to believe is that the works unto God must be done with great physical exertion. What anxiety this has caused me!
With losing good health and gaining many “invisible illnesses” I have not been able to serve God in the physical manner. Now, am I not pleasing to God for my lack of work? No!
God accepts even the smallest amounts of giving, even if it is spending time and talking with Him.

I am reminded of the verses in Luke when Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury…then He saw a certain poor widow putting two small copper coins into the offering (which was surely all she had). Even though this widow who was poor in riches, put in all she had to live on! Can we who are poor in health give what little we can also? Of course! May we never believe the lie of the enemy to persuade our thoughts differently!

Those who are bedridden and lean on television as enjoyment, why not turn it off and give God your time instead with conversation and prayer? Why not read the Bible or an inspirational book that turns your mind to meditate on God? If you are not able to read, there are numerous audio books that the internet provides. Even so, why not have a friend read a book to you?

“And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And He saw a certain poor widow putting in two small copper coins. 3 And He said,’Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; 4 for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she put of her poverty put in all that she had to live on.'” Luke 21:1-4 NASB

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