What You Are Excited About?

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“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?

Comments

  1. says

    "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.”

    Encouragement is where it's all at now, reminding again and again, making certain what we already know.

    Excellent quote for teachers and leaders (isn't that everyone?). And yes, I need to be more excited too.

    -Marshall Jones Jr.

  2. Caroline says

    i think i need to be more excited about Heaven and that I will see Him face to face.. I end up getting caught up wid Earthly things many a times :(

  3. says

    You are so right, Caroline! We should be more excited about seeing Jesus face to face in heaven than anything in this world…..I fall prey to the same thing so often

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