A young missionary went to the field for the first time.
He had been given a jeep to use on the rough roads of the foreign country.
After about 6 months, the jeep stopped running.

The young missionary was not mechanically inclined.
So, he just walked everywhere he went.

Three years later, he came home for furlough.
A substitute took his place for 6 months.

When the young missionary went back to the field, the substitute was driving the jeep.
He asked, “How did you do THAT?”

The substitute missionary said, “Well, I looked under the hood to see if I could find the problem.
The battery cable was loose.”

The young missionary said, “Is that all?”

The substitute said, “Yes, you just lost the connection to your power source.”

Heb 4:14-16
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;
but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

After having received the PERFECT GIFT – JESUS, we must be sure to
maintain connection to the Power Source!

It is through daily concentrated prayer that we are able to keep HIS power working IN us. (Philippians 2:13)
Only then, will we be able to “hold fast our profession” – or our conduct becoming a child of Christ. (vs 14 above)

Jesus came and lived here on this earth.
He faced every temptation we face.
Jesus is not like the psychiatrist, who calmly says, “I know how you’re feeling.”
Jesus REALLY KNOWS how you feel!
Therefore, He is ABLE “to deliver thee”! (Daniel 6:20, Jude 24-25)

One who has genuinely surrendered to Christ is a “son of God.” (John 1:12, 1John 1:3)
The saved person has acceptability before God (Ephesians 1:6), and therefore is able
to enter God’s “throne room” for prayer at ANY time!

God knows that we NEED this constant connection, and has authorized it for us.
”Let us therefore come BOLDLY unto the throne of grace” OFTEN! (vs 16 above)

It is there, in prayer, we will find “mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Vs 16 above)

Maintain an attitude of prayer all day. (Philippians 4:6-7)

Maintain your CONNECTION!

Love ya!