Christian life has evolved into a much more three-dimensional module – an individual’s relationship with Jesus Christ is identified with several lifestyle elements. From charity to speaking up for others who do not have a voice, Christianity and the supporting beliefs are much more inclusive than earlier years. Simplicity works.
Ultimately, the ongoing question of ‘what does it mean to be a good Christian’ doesn’t have a definitive answer. If you’re unable to check off all the boxes, that doesn’t mean you’re guilty of sin or alter your relationship with the Lord.
When people hear “simplify your life“, they may think it means moving into a home in the middle of the woods and living off the land. But that is not necessarily a simpler life—and it may not be for everyone.
Choose things that can keep you in the modern world, but still make life easier.
Instead of getting a smartphone with data and texting, opt for a basic cell phone that only makes or receives calls. There are plans that allow you to get a phone for less than $50 and offer free minutes to talk with every month.
Many people are paying for gym memberships, mobile internet service, and many other monthly services they barely use. They have often put the monthly payments on their credit card so they do not even realize how much they are spending and not using.
There are often ways to get the same things that you get from these pay services without having to pay. Gym memberships can be replaced with exercising at a local park or walking around the neighborhood. If you need internet service away from home, look for Wi-Fi hot spots. They are found at many restaurants, hotels, and coffee shops. It might take effort to do this at first, but once it becomes a habit, it is easy to do.
Simplify your life by looking at things you truly need rather than things you want.
Jesus was always clear that we should not attach ourselves to worldly things and items.