I had a tip from "a friend" that made me start thinking of something else with the car battery analogy (see "Sin & Bad Connections" article). He mentioned the dangers of tailpipe fires if you accelerate without having the proper amount of spark from the battery. : )
I got to thinking. Do we not sometimes try to move on ahead in this life all the while allowing the corrosion (sin) to build up and interfere with our connection to the power (Holy Spirit)? The results are not usually positive.