One of those days, Jesus went up on a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. Luke 6:12
Jesus was in constant contact with his Father, whom he spoke of in a very personal, intimate, and familiar way. The source of Jesus' success is found here in his UP relationship with his Father. He connected with God the Father regularly. He did what he saw the Father doing. And Jesus taught his disciples to do the same.
At Compass, we remind ourselves of the importance of our UP connection with God, by integrating upward elements in everything we do. We host Christian concerts where the name of the LORD is uplifted. Our small groups and social events always incorporate times of prayer. And, on Sunday mornings, we spend a significant amount of time in worship, so that we can refresh our upward connection with God the Father. Our relationship with God the Father, through Jesus, provides the source of strength and inspiration for all we do.