God does not delight in reluctant, disinclined obedience. And we do not feel loved when we are served begrudglingly. Therefore, to labor for a person’s joy in Christ is not pampering. It is preparing him for the most dangerous deeds of love.
– Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; Crossway; Wheaton, Ill.; copyright 2004; p. 141