Summary: God is pleased with faith
When we talk about the subject of faith so many do not yet understand faith. Jesus would often say in his Word to have faith in God. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith is simply to trust that God is faithful to his promises and what He says is what He means. God does not go back on His WORD, and it's up to us to believe in a God that said to us in Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
The amplified puts it this way
So will My word be which goes out of My mouth;
It will not return to Me void (useless, without result),
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
The WORD of God is God's voice and will for us his children. And as we believe in what He spoke to us, it has the power not to return to us empty or void.
Taking the example of God in the book of Genesis chapter 1, we can see that when he spoke it came to be. That evidently tells us that God himself is a faith God and he spoke in faith and it came to be. We are God's creation and we were created in his image and likeness therefore as his own children God expects us to act like he acted by speaking out what he wanted and it was done.
Living a life of faith is an act by believing and speaking out our desires. The WORD records this in Luke 6:45 -
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Amplified version of Luke 6:45 says
The [intrinsically] good man produces what is good and honorable and moral out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart; and the [intrinsically] evil man produces what is wicked and depraved out of the evil [in his heart]; for his mouth speaks from the overflow of his heart.
What we are been told here is that it's whatever that is in our heart that we speak out. Whatever we have stored in our heart is what will come out. If we have stored evil words in our hearts it's evil words that will come out but if we have stored good words in our hearts it's the good words that will flow out of our mouth.
The mouth will automatically speak of what it's in the heart and whatever we put in our heart will eventually come out.
Psalm 141:3 records this:
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips [to keep me from speaking thoughtlessly].
Another version puts it this way
Help me to guard my words
whenever I say something.
What the Lord is saying is to be careful of what goes into our heart and to please set a guard over our mouth, for whatever we sow into our hearts it's what will come out.
For faith to work we are encouraged to study the WORD of God, meditate on the WORD and agree with what the WORD of God says concerning our situation.God actually expects and wants us to live a life of faith because we are his children that he loves so much.
Daniel was a man that trusted in his God
Daniel 6: 1 - 12
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom; and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”
So these governors and satraps thronged before the king, and said thus to him: “King Darius, live forever! All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and satraps, the counselors and advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which does not alter.” Therefore King Darius signed the written decree.