love quiz…

29 Nov

Love is an amazing thing.  Love from family, love from your spouse, love from your kids, love from your friends, but especially love from Jesus.  We know we are supposed to love the Lord, and love each other.  But love is sometimes done through our own perspectives of how to love.  We experienced different “love” growing up, so how can we all love the same.  The way I try to love my husband is different than the way he tries to love me.  So how do we know what love is or how to express it?  Well, I am no pro, but this passage does help…as my husband and I read it, he said one time he heard a sermon where the pastor spoke on this passage and said to substitute your name for the word love and see if you felt the statements where right? 

For example here is the true passage of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:

4 Love is patient,

 love is kind.

It does not envy,

it does not boast,

it is not proud. 5

It does not dishonor others,

it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered,

it keeps no record of wrongs. 6

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Now here is the passage with my name in it…

4 Christine is patient, (not as much as I should be)

Christine is kind. (not always)

Christine does not envy, (sometimes I struggle)

Christine does not boast, (if I say I don’t boast, wouldn’t I be boasting about that)

Christine is not proud. (I think every person on the planet struggles with pride in one way or another)

5Christine does not dishonor others, (my husband counts as others, right?)

Christine is not self-seeking, (grown up versions of tantrums say otherwise)

Christine is not easily angered, (umm, sadly, my kids would say more often than not)

Christine keeps no record of wrongs. (mental tallies get the best of me)

6 Christine does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (of course, but some of those movies and music can be questionable right?)

7 Christine always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (but yes I sometimes lose sight of hope and want to give up)

Can just say that when I did this, it was totally an eye opener…I would have never thought that I was not loving or expressed love the right way, but when I did this, umm yeah I totally lacked in all these areas…anyway, this was a way to check myself….try it, hope it helps you the way it has helped me! 

so how did you do?  are there any that you struggle with?

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7 Responses to “love quiz…”

  1. Jenifer M November 29, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    God must be speaking to me here. 🙂 This is the second time recently that I have seen this. When we put our name in that verse it is so convicting! This is a passage I have always loved, but hearing it with my name shows me where I fall short. Thank you for posting this. It gives me a lot to think about.

    Sweet Blessings~
    Jenifer

    • christine November 29, 2010 at 9:45 am #

      i totally hear u…when i first did it, i was totally convicted…gotta work on it…have a great day!

  2. Lisa November 29, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    When we look at love in that perspective, we fall short. Several things in those verses that I need to work on. So thankful that God is perfect love!

  3. Julie Favis November 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    Oh man! I don’t like this game! haha, I’m definitely going strive harder to be ‘love’. This was great, thanks! =)

  4. Norma Gurrola December 2, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    I hope I’m not intruding… Great insight on “love”, I’m not very lovable or likable sometimes. I need to post this “homework” all over my house.. Especially in the laundry room… My poor Lord, He’s got His work cut out for Him, I am soooo not what He’d like me to be.

    • christine December 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

      Hi Norma…so happy to see your comment…i totally feel you, i don’t think i am loveable or likeable at times either, but isn’t it soooooo awesome that Jesus loves us no matter what and He sees us whith His eyes and not our own!

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