Everyone needs water, but drinking water is a habit, not a reflex. “Thirst is a really poor indicator of hydration,” said Melissa Mahoney, an athletic trainer at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. “People need to shift their mindset when thinking about water, not so much as a reflex or an urge, but it really is a behavior.” By the time your body actually wants to drink water, it’s already dehydrated, she said.
Even in the midst of a pandemic, Sunrise has much to be thankful for — particularly the ongoing gifts that pour into Sunrise offices all around the state from people and organizations who deeply care about hurting children and families we serve.
In my personal evangelism efforts, I often employ elements from each of these. I have found that the Holy Spirit is certainly not bound to one method, and the witness should present the gospel in a manner that effectively communicates to the hearer.
Whatever method one uses to share the gospel, the substance of our message must involve the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor. 15:1-4). Yet, no matter the culture we share this news in, the call to respond to that message is not simply one of mental assent; it’s a wholehearted forsaking of our sin and trusting in Jesus alone for salvation.
“I do not have the gift of evangelism!” Those are words I heard many times while serving as a pastor and teaching church members about the importance of personal evangelism. I also hear those same words sometimes from students as I present evangelism as a spiritual discipline in the spiritual formation class I teach at Clear Creek.
The bottom line in all of this: No matter what your age, get started NOW saving for adequate retirement income. The longer you wait, the harder it will be.