Friday, October 10, 2008

Spiritual types test

Just did the Spiritual types test http://explorefaith.org/tools/my_spiritual_profile/index.php

The answer seems a pretty good fit ..

YOU ARE A LOVER
Lovers are people who naturally connect with the Holy One through their emotions. They feel deeply that no matter what they do or do not do, they are held safely in the embrace of God’s love. They focus on the generosity, mercy, and compassion of God and believe that even when judgment or justice seems called for, God’s response is one of tenderness. They seek to relate with the Holy One through inner reflection. They tend to be more emotional in their prayer and in reading the signs of God’s presence. If they were to meet God face to face, they would want to open themselves completely to God’s intoxicating love and show their love in return.
One such person in the Bible was Mary of Bethany. She had a tenderness for Jesus that led her to acts of love for him even when she might have been ridiculed for her unorthodox behavior (John 12:1-9). She had the confidence that she was being invited into a space of love and being surrounded in that divine embrace gave her the desire to show her deep love in return.

If you are a lover, you will find prayer and meditation likely ways to deepen your love relationship with the Holy One; the prayer and meditation section of explorefaith.org may assist you in this. They offer guidance as to when, where, how and why to pray, as well as tools for meditating with art, music, journaling, poetry and more.

4 comments:

Milly said...

I'm a believer.


Believers are people who naturally connect with the Holy One through simple trust. They are open and receptive to spiritual experiences and have an inner certainty that God is present in those experiences. Even when it appears that God is not acting overtly, they are confident in the movement of God’s Spirit.

When once they have been convinced of God’s presence and have given themselves in faith to God, they are not easily dissuaded from that trustfulness by situations or people that challenge their ready faith. They seek to relate to the Holy One through straightforward and undemanding dependence. They tend to pray with certainty in God’s response. If they were to meet God face to face, they would rejoice that their hope had been realized.


Moses, the figure so prominent in the early history of God’s people, exhibits many of the qualities of a believer. When he first encountered the Holy One, he trusted in what he saw, what he heard. And he responded from that place of trust. His faith continued to develop despite his own sense of self-inadequacy, and even when his own unworthiness crept in, he continued to act with straightforward certainty in the promises of the Holy One.

If you are a believer, you will find your soul nourished whenever you are called upon to act in faith on what may not be readily apparent to others. The portraits in Faces of Faith will be of interest as examples of others’ response to the spirit. Believers may find it harder to nurture their faith through what is still unknown or that skirts just outside the bounds of traditional belief patterns.

Milly said...
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Kansas Bob said...

I'm a lover too.. according to the test anuway.. might want to ask my wife :)

Missy said...

I'm a Maverick.

I didn't beleive them, but then the Survey said:

"A person in Scripture that manifested maverick qualities is Peter. So often, Peter responded to Jesus with an independence and impulsiveness that seemed foolhardy. He had little concern about the opinion of the other disciples, of the religious establishment, or his own lack of knowledge and understanding. He was able to act independently of others even when he was being led in a direction that had no certain outcome."

:)