Author/pilot, Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote,
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
This quote has captivated me over the past few years, especially as I think about communicating God’s truth. I am convinced that if we see Jesus for who he really was – his brilliant mix of grace and truth – that we will yearn for him, thirst for him, and desire him above all else in out life. That type of teaching ias different than just communicating facts… it’s helping people develop desire.
My hope is that I would desire Jesus so much that I would find new ways to seek and know him in 2008.