Hebrews 11:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
"Without Faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please" God! The verse doesn't say it's hard or difficult or challenging to please God without Faith...It says it is impossible. So that makes faith important and an unmovable cornerstone in our relationship with God. So what is it, and how do I obtain it?
I would define Faith as confidence in what God has said. It's a confidence that is initiated by God. It's not dependent on our five senses. As a matter of fact, Faith is proven in the times when are five senses are ineffective. Faith can't be based on human logic and our senses because both of those will always be insufficient and fall short in connecting us with an invisible God. Faith is God's Divine persuasion of a reality that is yet to be seen. Only He can persuade you, and He knows just what it will take to do that. Sometimes He uses His written Word, and sometimes He uses circumstances. Sometimes He whispers to our hearts, and sometimes He uses unmistakable signs. Whatever is needed, He has it in His arsenal!
And so, as we journey to get closer to Someone we can't see, we must first believe that what we can't see is real. He is REAL! He is not only real, but He rewards the seeker both in this life and in the life to come. So be confident in this, our labor to grow closer to God is not in vain, and it will SURELY be rewarded.
Psalms 27:8 reads, You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”