Friday, July 24, 2009

Book Quotes: Not Good Enough

From Shame Lifter by Marilyn Hontz (page 31-32):

For fourteen years my mother had told me about God, taught me songs about God, and prayed with me. I liked the God my mother followed and worshiped. I was fascinated with the way He seemed to answer many of her prayers and the way He was so real to her. But I didn't feel good enough to have that kind of relationship with God. And because I didn't feel good enough, I thought I would not be pleasing to God. Consequently I believed God did not want to be close to me just as my dad didn't want to be close to me. An aloof earthly father meant an aloof heavenly Father.

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