“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
Faith was never intended to be limited to a particular instance or event. But many times that is what we associate it with. We can read verses in the Bible and be amazed at the faith exhibited through the stories of the people on the pages – Noah built an ark, Moses parted the Red Sea. We see specific examples of faith and it might be easy to lose sight of the fact that these examples didn’t occur in a vacuum. Faith is more of a journey. It doesn’t hinge on a singular event but is intended to be woven beautifully through an entire lifetime, through everything we do. It is that kind of faith that pleases God.
Everything we do in life should be directly linked to our faith in God. Don’t go to church just because that’s what a good Christian does. Go because you have faith and fully expect that God is going to show up in a big way. Read your Bible with the faith that God will reveal Himself to you in what you read. Comfort someone with the faith that God will use it to draw that person closer to Himself. On their own, going to church, reading your Bible, and helping others are good things to do. But they are truly pleasing to God when we do them in faith expecting Him to show up.