A New Name

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  1. lizzi
    Jun 08 - 7:34 pm

    Thanks hon. Been an epic fail of a day. This helps some x

  2. Emma
    Jun 09 - 12:51 pm

    praying for you x

  3. firefly
    Jun 09 - 3:17 pm

    Wow! Good post Emma… Hard theological ground to negotiate in some senses… The ‘Good Enough Principle’ doesn’t really fit with the Gospel, you’re right! I suppose I’ve never really thought about it before but it’s an interesting one. MY ‘good enough’ (if I muster some grace for myself) isn’t God’s ‘good enough’. In fact, MY ‘good enough’ could even become an excuse for not trying more… For not giving God enough time / credit / prayer time.

    Man… I’ve got myself into a pickle with this one! You’ve really made me think.

    Thank you

    firefly

  4. Jess
    Jun 09 - 6:50 pm

    I love this- so tricky to hold a balance of “but we aren’t good enough and we do need grace!” when trying to navigate a world of encouragement, affirmation, self-love & self-care. I still feel very passionately about those things, but true freedom & joy is only found when we acknowledge that we ARE bad and we’re NOT good enough… but Jesus.

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