We all exercise faith as we go about our routine of life. And we always behave as we believe. What we have set our heart on is what we naturally pursue. Today’s interpretation of believing rarely lines up with the Bible’s meaning because superficial belief requires almost no effort.
When the Bible uses the word believe it means trusting in what God has promised. Faith and trust are one and the same. Believe is merely the verb form of the nouns belief, faith and trust. Scripture tells us: “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of those who seek Him.” Belief in God, then, should always result in pursuing relationship with Him. Action is what’s needed! It offers proof that we truly believe. Without it our so-called faith amounts to nothing.
From: The Path Through the Maze. Answering Life’s Ultimate Question; What Happens After We Die?