The billboard read: “It’s not a resolution. It’s a lifestyle.” This wasn’t an evangelism effort of a Christian church. It was an advertisement for a brand of beer.
I don’t know how well that particular beer sold because of that ad campaign. But I do think “It’s not a resolution. It’s a lifestyle.” is an accurate description of the Christian life.
As Christians we care about the food we eat (Who grew it? Were insecticides used? Is it genetically modified?). We ask hard questions about our clothing (Was God’s land polluted in growing the cotton? Were fair wages earned in making the clothes?).
We consider how we spend our time (Do we give time serving others? Are we squandering time in unproductive ways? Do we busy up our lives with meaningless activities? Do we observe the Sabbath?).
Everything we do in the way we order and live out our days should be shaped by our faith!
This message is excerpted from “It’s a lifestyle” by Linda Post Bushkofsky from the January 4, 2016, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
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