I too feel the urgency as never before. I seem to have lost interest in things around me. I hardly ever watch TV anymore (except for Animal Planet - I'm a sucker for "Animal Cops") I used to get excited about planning a trip but it's like I don't see the point.
At the same time, I've been struck with the urgency to tie up loose ends, so to speak. I hang my face in shame to admit I had never read the bible all the way through. I had read the NT but not the OT. That is almost accomplished. I'm in Corinthians but am going to skip it for awhile and do some study in Revelation. I had to take early retirement to stay home and take care of my mother so I have more time to study and read and pray.
I also found you all here and have learned so much from all of you. I've really found a lot of info on the internet - some very confusing and conflicting so it's nice to find like minded brothers and sisters in the Lord here.
The Lord has also shown me just how attached I am to "things". I live in Florida and so each hurricane season, I think of what to take with me should I have to evacuate ahead of a major hurricane. I have found myself looking around at my stuff and thinking - "What will happen to _____ or _______? I think of people coming in my house after the rapture and ransacking the place. It makes me feel sad and then I have to remind myself that I'm going to be face to face with my Lord Jesus and I certainly won't care about anything lefr here on earth!
As I read what you all are saying in various posts, I can see that God is refining us and preparing us for our trip home. He's helping us by cutting the umbilical cord between us and this world and what we used to hold dear. I am also very relieved that when I get to heaven and meet Obadiah, I can say - "Yes, I read your book!" It would be pretty embarrasing to admit I hadn't.
"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17