Summer 2024

THE INCREASE: Eddie Taubensee - Take the Time

“You will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” — Jeremiah 29:12-13

If you had the opportunity to talk with one person from the past or present, who would choose? This is not an easy pick, but my choice would be Jackie Robinson. Why? There is none like him in the game of professional baseball. What he had to endure, and the way he showed grace toward those who were against him as he broke the color barrier in baseball, was incredible. I’m sure if I had the chance to talk with him, I would not only see the game differently, but appreciate it that much more.

What we tend to forget is that it’s possible for anyone to approach God anytime to talk to Him. Because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we can approach God with boldness (Hebrews 10:19-22). Think about this for a second: We can choose to talk to God anytime we want. Why would we choose anyone else?

A.W. Tozer in his book, “The Pursuit of God,” writes, “The Bible assumes as a self-evident fact that men can know God with at least the same degree of immediacy as they know any other person or thing that comes within the field of their experience.”

Prayer is personal. Take time to talk to God from your heart. When you do, He will hear you and you will get to know Him.

Eddie Taubensee, Director of Baseball Ministry for The Increase

The Increase, part of the Sports Spectrum Network, is a community of Christian pro athletes sharing their personal stories of the decrease of self and the increase of Christ (John 3:30). Visit for more stories and videos.