“It is not just what you do, it is what you are excited about. If I have learned anything in 35 or 40 years of teaching, it is that students don’t learn everything I teach them. What they learn is what I am excited about, the kinds of things I emphasize again and again and again and again. That had better be the Gospel.”
“Make sure that in your own practice and excitement what you talk about, what you think about, what you pray over, what you exude confidence over, joy over, what you are enthusiastic about all the time with your next generation of people whom you are influencing is Jesus, the gospel, the cross.” — D. A. Carson
Are we more excited about the benefits of the cross, or the cross itself? Are we more excited about the blessings Jesus gives or Jesus himself? Are we more excited about the gifts or the Giver?
I need to be more excited about Jesus. How about you?