"Death makes visible where our treasure is. The way we die reveals the worth of Christ in our hearts. Christ is magnified in my death when I am satisfied with him in my dying - when I experience death as gain because I gain him. Or to say it another way: The essence of praising Christ is prizing Christ. Christ will be praised in my death, if in my death he is prized above life....If we learn to die like this, we will be ready to live. And if we don't, we will waste our lives."
John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life