Adult Friend Temperance
Day 6: Honesty
Be honest with your friend or mentor about your relationship with God; it’s okay to admit you’re not where you would like to be.
GOD LOVES US AND WANTS US TO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM
God loves us even if we haven’t loved him.
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us.” (1 John 4:10)
God wants us to know him.
The Bible says God is at work in everyone’s life. “So that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” (Acts 17:27)
How Is Your Relationship with God?
Have you ever been asked this question? Maybe you’ve asked the question of others. How should it be answered? Is there a right or wrong way?
What amazes me is that such an apparently simple question is so difficult to answer. Even though, the Bible is clear that our relationship with God is not dependent on our circumstances, and often circumstances can uncover the fact that we have a shallow relationship with Him or none at all.
Today’s Saint: St. John Chrysostom
St. John was such an excellent preacher that his friends nicknamed him “Chrysostom,” which in Greek means “golden tongue.” He was made bishop of Constantinople, and he used his oratorical abilities to reform the city, particularly its religious. He spoke out against the rich who refused to give to the poor, against clergy who paid for high positions in the Church, and even against the empress. His honesty cost him dearly: He was exiled from his homeland, never to return.