Christian hedonism is a Christian doctrine. Piper summarizes this philosophy of the Christian life as:
“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”
I should EXPECT the greatest happiness in my life if I am pursuing the highest good. God being most glorified and my greatest happiness go hand in hand.
God is glorified most not merely by being known, nor by merely being dutifully obeyed, but by being enjoyed in the knowing and the obeying
God is not looking for my behaviour to be in compliance with a book. God wants me to experience an ongoing (sanctification) change in my my heart. God, the bible, Jesus and the holy spirit are going after my heart. A changing heart. To be conformed to the image of Christ himself.
Ask myself the question… If I am not happy, am I pursuing the right or wrong thing? Is my expectation (world vision) seen through the lens of Jesus or my own lens? Are my expectations in line with what the bible tells me is truth?
Christian hedonism wiki 160317.pdf