A Holy Urgency
Palm Springs, California
Blessed is the one
who trusts in the LORD,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.
…let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
Bring me out of my distresses.
Like a freight train, without much thought, heading somewhere because the tracks are leading somewhere.
What would day-to-day life look like if we knew our time on earth is coming to an end? I suspect we would make different choices. We would question the track we're on.
We would choose humility over pride; honesty over deception; purity over lust; kindness over anger; and generosity over selfishness. We would most likely feel an urgency to “put our house in order,” knowing that we will soon see the Lord.
Why don’t we feel that urgency day-to-day? Is it because we live lives that are independent of the Lord, except when we are in crisis? That is most likely the most honest response.
I think we would live our lives differently if we take the next step and feel the urgency of living lives fully submitted to the Lord. What does fully submitted mean? It means, simply, to live trusting that we belong fully to the Lord. Every area of life. Every thought. Every desire. Every hope. And every fear. Every day.
This is living with a holy urgency.
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