HEBREWS 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please God."
This is a very small verse with few words; but it has a large, and vitally needed message, that can never be exhausted when correctly researched and used. No topic in your Bible is mentioned more often than faith; and God cannot be pleased when it is not seen. It may be impossible for any person to describe faith in a manner and detail that will satisfy another person's interpretation. If you have a sincere desire to please God, your personal faith should be of great concern to you, although you cannot even measure your own faith: only God can do that. It is important to know there is a vital truth about faith that is often overlooked and misunderstood by many. Every soul that is born has the same amount of faith at birth. That is documented in Romans 12:3 "For I say, through the faith given unto me, to think soberly, according as God has delt to every man, (the) measure of faith. It is clear, it is not (a) measure of faith, but (the) measure, meaning the same amount. Personal study, meditation, and exercise causes the faith of some to grow, while others ignore it and it withers, and sometimes even dies. If you have faith, Jesus promises more will be given to you in Luke 8:18 "Take heed therefore how you hear; for whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have." If Christians will periodically examine their faith to denote progress, it will not only please God, but will ensure growth and also prevent stagnation of same.
Yes, it is fact that we can not measure our own faith; but we can create a random list of descriptive Bible verses that will form a self examination to help us know how others observe our spiritual status and also help us in our best effort to please God. (1) Deut 3:20 God said, "I will hide My face from them for they are children in whom is no faith." (2) Matthew 6:30 Jesus said, "O ye of little faith." =little faith. (3) Matt. 8:10 Jesus said, "I have not found so great faith in Israel." =great faith. (4) Acts 14:9 Jesus said, "I perceived that he had faith to be healed." =healing faith. (5) Matt. 9:29 Jesus touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith, be it unto you." =faith that heals. (6) James 5:15 James said, "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick." =faith for the sick. (7) Romans 3:28 Paul said, "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." = faith justifies salvation. (8) Matt. 8:20 Jesus said, "I say unto you, if you have faith of a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove." =faith can come in small doses. (9) In 1Cor. 13-14 Paul said, "If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching in vain, and your faith is vain also." =faith without the resurrection is vain. (10)2 Cor 10:15 Paul said, "When your faith is increased, ye shall be enlarged abundantly." =an increasing faith. (11) 1 Timothy 3:13 "They who use the office of a deacon well, purchase to themselves a good degree, and a great boldness of faith." =a bold faith. (12) 2 Timothy 1:3 Paul encouraged Timothy, "I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee." =unfeigned faith. (13) James 1:6 "Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering." =unwavering faith (14) James 2:3 "Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience." =patient faith. (15) James 2:5 "Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, but rich in faith?" =rich faith. (16) James 2:18 "I can show you my faith by my works." =working faith. (17) James 2:20 "Wilt thou know O vain man faith without works is dead" = dead faith. (18) Romans 4:20 "Paul taught, Abraham was strong in faith." =strong faith. (19) Jude 20 "Beloved build up yourselves on your most Holy faith" = Holy faith.
Space will not permit a much longer list of faith verses, but please add your own findings and it will please God and make you spiritually stronger.