Faith is an important “thing” in the life of a believer.
It is of course by faith that we are saved initially (Ephesians 2 v 8).
I don’t think anyone in the church disagrees with that statement, you are saved as a gift of grace through your faith in Jesus and His finished work (Romans 10 v 9).
Paul says to the Colossians that they should walk their Christian life in the same way that they received Jesus initially (Colossians 2 v 6).
That means we walk the rest of our life and life our life through faith.
So if we required healing (part of your salvation) we are to receive that as a gift of grace through faith.
If we require to be moved from poverty (part of your salvation) we are to do that through faith, and receive it as a gift of grace.
If we require to be made whole in any way (also part of our salvation) we are to receive it as a gift of grace through faith.
Works and self-righteousness was not required for your initial salvation; that came as a gift from God because of faith.
Everything else in this Christina life (or your walk) comes in the same way, as a gift of grace through faith and not through your works or efforts.
God does not want your works or efforts before He can or will bless you.
He has already blessed you (Ephesian 1 v 3).
You can see these blessings made manifest in our life through faith, just in the same way as you received your initial salvation.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you require my faith and not my works”.
Colossians 2 v 6…..As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him