The new missionary on the field was given a car that he could use but was told that it would not start without a push. He got some people to give him a push to get the car started. After that, he either left the car running while making his rounds or parked it on a hill so that he could start it without anyone’s help. He used this ingenious plan for two years.
A health issue forced the missionary to return home, and a new missionary was sent to replace him. When he showed his replacement his arrangement for getting the car started, the new guy looked under the hood and said, “I think the only problem is this loose cable.” He tightened up the cable and the car started right up!
For two years, needless trouble had become the routine. The power was there all the time. Only a loose connection prevented putting the power to work.
So it is with God. If we want to see his great power at work in our lives, we have to stay connected to him!
“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.”—Colossians 1:28-29.