A quote I found years ago (in June of '97, to be exact).
"The goal of the Christian is not to please himself but to please his Lord. He does not wish to settle for that which is least harmful, but to reach for that which is highest and best. He is not seeking to avoid punishment but to bring joy to his Heavenly Father. He is not testing himself to see how much darkness he can stand, but striving to see how near he can get to the light.
"His is not a negative obedience demanded of him, but a positive eagerness to please God in every possible way."
Robertson McQuilken, An Introduction to Biblical Ethics, pg. 499
(I believe this is from the first edition of the book.)