Simple Exercises You Can Use
to Try Your Faith-Power in Real Life

We're glad you've read our discussion of the power and purpose of faith, and we're especially glad you made it HERE. Since we BELIEVE in this great power of faith, and find it genuinely USEFUL, it's our hope that our readers will not let faith remain, in their lives, a purely theoretical consideration. Certainly, when it comes to the operation of faith in the real world -- and faith should come to that, or what is the use of it -- this is not an ivory tower, purely theoretical matter: Actually, it is a search for improved RESULTS. With that in mind, we encourage you to test our assertions for yourself -- in the field of experience. It is in the testing of these hypotheses that the rubber of theoretical assumption is tested on the road of real world experience. To get some real spiritual traction, we invite you to try these very simple experiments:

Using the power of your faith for the benefit of someone else
Exercise A. The effect of modest conviction. Approach someone you know on two separate occasions and discuss the same problem with them. First, try the tone that you have conviction that they can overcome the challenge they face, but have your conviction be modest and minimal. See what happens.
Exercise B. The effect of strong conviction. Before your second meeting, consider DEEPLY the possibility that they really can overcome their challenges, and develop in yourself the conviction that they absolutely can. Then, with the strength of that well-considered conviction, approach them again and have a second conversation. In the second conversation, take the opportunity to represent to your friend a considerably stronger version of faith than last time, based on your stronger, higher-toned conviction. Notice the effect on your friend.
Comparing the two results, you may find an appreciable difference in the impact. If so, you have learned something about how you, personally, can work your faith-conviction to the advantage of people you care about.
Using the power of faith to your own benefit
This exercise employs the faith mechanism just as the first one did, except in this case, you have no external object -- just YOURSELF.
Exercise C. The effect of your own fact-based conviction on yourself. Choose an ambitious undertaking that you factually can do, and rationally consider what is within your reasonable power to accomplish. Having developed a strong fact-based conviction that you absolutely can do the thing, go about doing it. See how it works.
Exercise D. The effect of your own imagination-based conviction on yourself. Now, here is a chance to employ irrational faith to your own possible advantage. Considering the same situation as before, take the liberty to imagine for yourself an irrationally grand possibility for what you could do, and a remarkable, wondrous result to go with it. IN THAT SPIRIT, set about the project. See how THAT approach works.