What Element Represents Your Relationship With God?

By: Tasha Moore
Estimated Completion Time
8 min
What Element Represents Your Relationship With God?
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About This Quiz

Would you describe your relationship with God to be more like water, fire, wind or earth? This personality quiz will help you to narrow down these choices, and give you a reasonable, extravagant or somewhere-in-between analysis about the nature of your connection with the Creator of all things.

Take a moment to consider how much you value holy holidays, rituals and other believers. You can assess a lot about your perceptions of God by how much you esteem the less fortunate. Do you give to the needy, or do you require motivation in order to do good works? There are no right or wrong answers on this test; we all have natural tendencies to do certain things, especially in the name of God.

Noah navigated a mighty ship upon it; Moses parted it; and Jesus walked on it. Does water best describe your God-connection? The prophets swore by it, and Moses received instructions from it. Is fire your signature element when it comes to God? The sound of rushing mighty wind from heaven descended upon the apostles, and God promised to show signs on earth. Can the elements of wind or earth best distinguish the nature of your alliance with the Great Wise One? Scroll to gain more insight!

Do you tend to get overwhelmed by the plan that God requires you to follow?
His instructions consume you at times.
You master God's instructions, and you have quite a few of your own to give to others.
It's hard for you to stay focused on God's plan.
You address each instruction in due time. There's no rush.

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Do you make wise decisions based on God's laws?
You only act according to God's law.
You know the mind of God, so all of your decisions are wise.
You're not always sure that you make decisions God would approve.
You make decisions based on logic, so your decisions are naturally sound.

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If God called you to lead His people, what would your reaction be?
You prefer to be a faithful follower.
You are already leading people.
You don't mind being a powerful leader's helper if that is your calling by God.
You are skeptical of others when it comes to God, so it will be hard to lead them.

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Are you receptive to other people's perceptions of God?
You welcome all types of ideas about God.
Your impressions about God are probably best.
Other people's perceptions about God are too basic.
If you perceive elaborate ideas about God from others, you get anxious.

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How would you describe your relationship with God?
He is your "container" and you take whatever shape He wants for you.
Sometimes you and God don't see eye to eye.
You either flow in harmony with God or whirl with Him like a tornado.
You prefer a master-slave relationship over a father-child scenario.

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Is it easy for you to recognize when God is moving in your life?
You only notice that God has moved in your life after the fact and not while it's happening.
It's hard to notice God's presence in light of your own spiritual dominance.
You are very sensitive to God's presence.
If matters are not "packaged" the way you expect, you question God's presence in your life.

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How amenable are you to God's decree to "be fruitful and multiply"?
When you immerse yourself in any God-given task, you are productive.
You try to have sex and produce offspring as much as possible.
You aren't focused long enough to finish very many projects you start with a God-given purpose.
You seek to be very productive in all practical matters.

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How do you expect God to respond to your transgressions?
You get a sense at times that God punishes you for sins you have yet to commit.
You don't have time to think about your sins; you are too busy rebuking others of theirs.
God will understand if you fall short of His Grace.
You expect a response that equals the sin.

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How would you describe your spiritual beliefs?
Once you believe something, it's difficult to change your mind.
You can be liberal in your beliefs or conservative; either way, you maintain a strong conviction.
You are liberal when it comes to spiritual concepts.
You rarely sway from a conservative stance.

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During times of adversity, does your level of faith increase or decrease?
You shut down when life is cold to you, and you lose yourself when things get too hot.
You devour adversity as if it were a four-course meal, and your faith increases with every bite.
Your faith level remains steady even though you are thrown to and fro with difficulties.
There's a logical way to deal with problems, and you don't let them test your faith.

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Are you patient when it comes to God's plans for you?
Uphill battles render you very patient.
There's no mountain too steep for you to climb, so you are impatient with these easy schemes.
At times your impatience causes you to soar past God's intended target.
There's no one more patient and grounded than you.

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What's your take on God's commandment: "Thou shalt not steal."?
You don't mean to take what's not yours, but sometimes irreparable things happen.
You don't think twice about using others and their possessions very quickly.
When you are agitated you lay claim to everything in your path, then you ditch the booty.
There's no such thing as scarcity, so there's no need to steal.

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Do you enjoy an active prayer life?
It's easy for you to get complacent and not pray as often as you should.
Who needs prayer when you're already getting results.
You take prayer for granted because you're always connected with God on some level.
You don't pray for what you don't have. You reflect on what you do have.

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Do you embrace missionary work?
You'd prefer that missionaries lead you along the correct path.
You grow too frustrated with those who aren't as swift in spiritual knowledge as you.
You don't mind moving around people spreading God's word.
There's too much emotion involved in missionary work.

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Do you pray to God with face to floor or sitting upright?
When you do pray, it's a very physical experience for you.
You are a face-to-floor prayer warrior.
You pray in whatever position you find yourself in.
You were instructed to pray on your knees, so you stick to the plan.

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How often do you read the Bible?
You dwell on individual passages for long periods of time, so you rarely read the good book.
You've burned through quite a few Bible translations.
You read the Bible whenever the spirit moves you.
You read a preplanned section of the Bible daily.

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Do you practice tithing?
You give more money on a weekly basis than other members of your church.
What's tithing? You spend, you don't lend.
Sometimes you tithe, sometimes you don't.
You haven't veered from giving ten percent of your income since 1986, and you were born in '87.

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Which one of Jesus's disciples are you most like?
Peter the fisherman
Both "sons of thunder," James and John
Judas the traitor
Doubting Thomas

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How often do you heed God's calling to give to the poor?
Not too often, since your plans are often thwarted
Every day and twice on Tuesdays
From your perspective, it's hard to tell who is poor and who is not, so you refrain from the deed.
Every week, according to your schedule.

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During Christmas time, do you celebrate the culture or the spirit of the holiday?
You go with the cultural flow.
If it's not about salvation, you don't celebrate it.
You're all about the spirit of Christmas.
Is chopping down trees in the Bible?

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Do consider Halloween to be a real holiday?
Whoever shows up at your door on October 31st is getting candy.
You see past Halloween and look straight for All Saints Day.
Sure, mitres and pirate hats look the same to you.
As soon as you find "Halloween" in the Bible, you will celebrate it.

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Do you believe that your faith in God will one day allow you to walk on water?
Yes, it's bound to happen.
No, you consume everything in your path, including water.
You are an expert floater and have no desire for any other water skill.
According to nature, that's not possible.

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How do you celebrate Easter Sunday?
You show up for church service in your new Easter outfit, just like everyone else.
You attend eight o'clock Bible class; catch the nine o'clock service then the noonday service; eat an early Easter dinner; catch the late evening service, etc.
You are never too sure where you'll end up on Easter.
Without chocolate bunnies and colorful hard-boiled eggs

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Do you practice Holy Communion?
No, you don't drink anything other than water.
Yes, but you prefer a stiff portion of wine, and not grape juice, with your body of Christ.
Sometimes; you tend to miss church on Communion Sundays.
Yes, according to the Bible, followers are to practice this sacred ritual.

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Do you believe the miracle stories that others tell you?
You believe everything that you hear if it has to do with God.
We need more "doing" and less talking.
You figure that anything is possible.
Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.

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Do you appreciate your God-given gifts?
You consider your gifts to be both a blessing and a burden.
It's debatable whether God gave you the gifts or you developed them through your own hard work.
Your gifts are too fleeting to appreciate them.
You don't romanticize personal talents or possessions.

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What's an example of God's miracles that inspires you?
Jesus turning water into wine
Jesus baptizing by fire
Jesus calming the storm
Jesus resurrecting the dead

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Are you greedy when you eat?
Your cup and your plate runneth over.
You swallow meals whole then you move onto the next task. "Seconds" are so passe.
You eat like a bird and can barely finish your first helping.
You are what you eat, and you don't want to be too much of any one thing.

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Do you perform charitable works in God's name?
You'll perform charity, but you need to be told exactly what to do.
They don't call you the "clean-up Christian" for nothing. There's no charity too minor for you.
You perform charitable works, but you have a hard time completing them.
If no one is watching you perform the charitable service, then it's not getting done.

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Do you believe that there's a limit to one's faith in God?
Your faith can only grow as big as the vessel it's in.
As long as there's life on earth, fire, err, faith can combust, grow and consume.
The sky is the limit.
If faith is the evidence of things unseen, then there's no such thing as faith.

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