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Living by sight and not by faith (2Corinthians 5:7 "For we walk by faith, not by sight") causes failure in trusting God enough to be sure heretofore unseen future joys are attained. These are grasped only by the diligent

Reading the topic Creation, By Evolution Or God? will definitely increase your faith in Him who created all:.Ephesians 3:9 "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ."

This will bring forth more of God's Holy Spirit in you to affect your heart. Once your heart is affected, your life changes:.Matthew 6:33 "But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

-We are here to make a noticeable change or effect with a compassionate heart. Have you ever asked yourself what you could do this day that might make a positive difference in another's life?

-We are here to encourage others, to let the light of Jesus Christ in us shine to others in helpful good works -Matthew 5:16; John 13:35.

-We are here to learn to live by grace.

-We are here to develop the important quality of patience.

-We are here to become complete in Christ (Colossians 2:6,10) through various trials and tribulations.(yeah, I know..groan, groan!).(Philippians 1:6) needed for qualities of eternal character and all that we will then be doing. But, it is exciting when you realize to the best of your ability, just how big this living, powerful beyond all imagination, being is, that we call God!

We are here to give God that which is necessary (Hebrews 12:28) to allow the Master Potter.(Romans 9:21; Isaiah 64:8; Jeremiah 18:4,6; Lamentations 4:2; Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 1:6; 1Thessalonians 3:13.{how does He establish our hearts?}) to thoroughly shape us, so that we become 'fit in the Lord':.Galatians 4:19 "My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you." 2Corinthians 3:3 "Forasmuch as you are manifestly declared to be the epistle.(letter).of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart."

-We are here to become of greater value to others in order to serve and help others:.Jeremiah 4:22 "For my people is foolish, they have not known me. They are sottish.(stupid, foolish).children and they have none understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge."

-We are here to put good things in other's hearts, as best we know how to, and as others may accept:.Titus 3:8.

No matter how poor you may be, you always have something to give. Prayer is a most powerful way to help others and society. No one but God sees your prayers:.Matthew 6:6; 1Timothy 5:5.

Selfish people would rather spend time on silly time consuming pursuits for themselves than find out the needs of, and pray for another. Selfish people lack compassion.

-We are here to learn how to interact with others.

-We are here to express what we want. For example, if one wants friends, he must express friendliness, and so on with other things too:.Proverbs 18:24 "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly. And there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."

Be to others what it is that you want to be, but just do not be presumptuous.

It is the example of faith (faith with good works), love and compassion, not the words of perhaps, disagreeable doctrines (anyone have religious people come to their door?), that is important in being a light to the world:.Romans 1:8; 14:16-18

Proverbs and Ecclesiastes are great psychology books.

-We are here to have fun.

Paul knew some psychology of living. He did not 'turn off' those he met. When talking to a group of pantheists, Paul used psychology.

He found a way to tell others about the true God by appealing to their interests (Acts 17:23) and finding common ground for agreement (1Corinthians 9:19-22), rather than inciting.negative emotions.

When dealing with a mixed group believing alternate things, Paul knew how to at least get half of them on his side. Paul would analyze a situation before committing himself to it:.Acts 23:6-9.

Paul was intelligent. He knew the Old Testament well. In it is the Book of Proverbs, probably the greatest psychological book ever written.

Jesus also was in favour with men:.Luke 2:52.
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