What does it mean in principle 2 to "earnestly" believe? Some other words you could use are sincerely, soberly, or thoughtfully.
What would happen if you took that risk? What if you decided right now to earnestly (sincerely, soberly, and thoughtfully) believe that He is a powerful God? What if you believed that He has the strength to help you thru any and all things no matter what? What if you could believe that someone as broken as us could really matter to such a big God?
I can tell you what would happen; life change, freedom, hope, and a renewed purpose in your life.
You see it is when we make this choice in our life that real change begins.
This is the point where we say "God, I need Your help. Please take this burden from me. I am ready to trust You as I surrender this to You.
Aren't you glad to know that He does this free of charge? We don't have to "earn" that love, just "earnestly" seek Him and believe.
Now that is a gift worthy of gratitude!
"Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Mt 11:28
What could you share to a potential newcomer about the hope you have experienced by "earnestly" believing?