It’s not that we live a life focused on worldly pleasure or our own fickle and selfish desires. It’s that we refuse to be satiated by the temporary, unsatisfying, addictive pleasures offered to us by the world that only reach a superficial part of our soul. Instead, we hinge all of our pleasure, all of our delight, desiring godall of our joy on God, His glory, fulfilling His purposes, and worshiping Him.
Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper “If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full. This is not a book about how to avoid a wounded life, but how to avoid a wasted life. Some of you will die in the service of Christ. That will not be a tragedy. Treasuring life above Christ is a tragedy” (p. 10).
When I Don't Desire God - How to Fight for Joy // “I long to be of help to believers and unbelievers who are seeing some of the radical heart- changes demanded by the Bible in the Christian life—especially that we must desire God more than anything. I am not interested in superficial, external behavior changes, which the Pharisees were so good at” (p. 15). // http://www.desiringgod.org/books/when-i-dont-desire-god
Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life (Hardcover)