bringing god pleasure

Last Sunday, Pastor Spike talked about bringing God pleasure. He said that one of the ways we do this is by loving God supremely. God…

Last Sunday, Pastor Spike talked about bringing God pleasure. He said that one of the ways we do this is by loving God supremely. God made us to love Him, and He wants us to love Him back. Another way we do this is by loving others as He loved us; not because they deserve it, but because He loved us.

“When you become a Christian, you forfeit the right to choose who you love.”

Have you ever thought about that? Some people are just difficult to love…period. But as a Christian I don’t have a choice. Man, that’s tough to swallow. I definitely don’t show love at times, and God really convicted me of my inner-ugliness this week.

Anderson and I were just talking about the different people who have come into our lives over the last year. People with problems, people needing advice, people searching for love, people just looking for a loving place to hang out; and to be honest (when am I not?!) it gets tiring, but we are called to show them love no matter what. We get so much joy from seeing God work in their lives, so I sometimes wonder why I even complain!

Hosea 6:6 (NLT)
I want you to show love,
not offer sacrifices.
I want you to know me
more than I want burnt offerings.

Anderson took this in Callahan last week. A sweet reminder of God’s promise to us!


  1. Hey Lindsay and Anderson,I always see your updates on the Libby blog.How is the fam doing these days?Good post by the way.If you liked that sermon on God’s Pleasures, you must read John Piper’s – The Pleasures of God- it will shake you.take care-garrett, lara, and jack

  2. I have 2 pictures of a double rainbow in Northern Italy (Vols am Schlern) that I took in 2003. It is my favorite captured moment to date.I’ve never seen another one since. I think that’s one of the reasons why I’ve always thought of that place as so very magical.

  3. hi lindsaymy name is amie beasleyi found out about you from melody taylor. LOVED her family photos. i am have been taking photos for years and i currently do photography part-time. if you have time i have a few questions…what host do you use for your website?what camera do you have?what lenses?what editing program?thanks!!

  4. Great post, I enjoy your blog. I’d never really thought about foreiting the right to choose who to love. We as Christians are called to love others. Period. That can be really be tough sometimes. However, ours should be an easy task considering how unconditionally Christ loves us (as I know I am not loveable a lot of times!).Thanks for the simple reminder! 🙂

  5. Awwww, yeah that was a great measure. I wrote that note too and it hit me hard too. Great picture of the rainbow! Lynsi told me you did her e-session, can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  6. That is a great picture. Saturday morning I went outside and to my joy, saw a double rainbow. It does remind you of his promises. I just wish I had my camera!!

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