Christian, throw safety and security and ease and comfort and convenience to the dogs! Give yourself to something greater—the glory of God and the joy of God. Jesus is our reward. Lose your life for Jesus and the gospel so that you will find your life. Give that cup of water—in other words, do even small acts of mercy in the name of Jesus and the gospel—and you will have a reward you cannot lose. Count it all loss so that you might gain Christ. Stop fearing man—and go get your reward, which is loving fellowship with God in heaven. God is your portion, your inheritance. And to everyone who goes out with the gospel of the kingdom, God gives himself as the fulfillment of all their hopes and joy. Go get him.
― Thinking. Loving. Doing by John Piper (via euzha)