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While in Virginia, I have been watching my grandchildren’s baseball and softball games. As I listen to the coaches talk to these players, I hear words and phrases that I have preached and taught, encouraging others in their life of faith. Here is a sample; I am sure you have heard these before at some point and used them as well.

  • Pay Attention
  • Know what’s going on
  • Know what to do before the ball comes your way
  • Focus
  • Keep your eye on the ball
  • Don’t be afraid
  • Step into it
  • Don’t do that, do this
  • No, not like that, like this, that’s right—Good
  • Get going, Hussle! Come on, Hussle!
  • Work on it, practice

Yet, with all of these words and phrases spoken over and over at each game and at every level, the one that struck me the most was the word, URGENCY.  A few coaches said, “Have a sense of urgency.”

I’m sitting on the bleachers and say, “Exactly!” And all of this for a Little League baseball game; all these words of encouragement and this need for urgency were all done for a Little League baseball game, that most won’t play beyond Little League.

Surely, the Kingdom of God requires a sense of urgency. Let us apply urgency to living in Christ! Consider the phrases noted above and let us apply all these words but mostly, urgency. This is the word so needed in the church, especially as the day of Christ approaches and the signs of His revelation pop all around us. Where is the urgency?

Urgency is the importance of requiring immediate action; something is imperative and needs a decision with the action to follow without delay, that is, it is imperative to act promptly. These lessons must be applied to every Christian’s walk in the Spirit, especially to have a sense of urgency.

The Kingdom is soon coming, and His judgment draws near upon all disobedience. Oh my!  So, what is causing urgency in your life? Is it toward the Kingdom and His righteousness? Many Christians are caught in an urgency that is truly not urgent. Hence, the Lord God has said to His people: Do not fear, Do not fret, and Do not worry.

Lord, help us to run our race and complete the task; with all obedience and with a sense of urgency; paying attention, that’s right, don’t do that, do this! GOOD! Well done!

I encourage you to print this out and read it with others in the family of faith.

I urge you to share this message with others.

In the Service of Christ,
Dr. Gary H. Cote 
(#DrCote)  (#TruthBeKnown)



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