If you are not already familiar with his work, I want to introduce you to John Piper. In particular I commend his book Desiring God.
This book is a modern day classic. And in my mind it an almost indespensible aid to gaining a Biblical perspective of the Glory of God. Well, indespensible might be a bit of an overstatement. But, it is a book I have read and re-read many, many times, always coming away with new insights and delight.
When I first read Desiring God it resonated with me like few other books ever have. I don’t want to say it shaped my thinking at that time. Rather I think it confirmed it. I always knew there had to be away of enjoying life and honoring God. Piper opens the door to show us how!
Piper thoroughly saturates his writing with exposition of Scripture, and brings together two aspects of life that are sadly not often enough paired together: Our Joy and God’s Glory. By reuniting these perspectives Piper expresses far better than I could even dream of doing what what it means to live according to our primary purpose as Christians. And because he expressed it so well, he has subsequently shaped much of how I express this important aspect of the Gospel.
The link I provided above is to the e-book – the entire book online. But there are also a number of other outstanding resources available at Desiring God Ministries.
I suggest reading through and thinking about at least the Introduction: How I Became a Christian Hedonist. (I know that whole concept may be shocking at first, but it will make perfect sense once you read the Intro.) Then look over the chapter titles.
If you are hungry to grow in both your relationship with God and how a Christian lives, you won’t be disappointed.