What is faith? I've been asked that many times! In all the years I've been teaching on this subject, I still get amazed at the number of Christians who think it some strange doctrine to talk about faith.
Heb 11:1 NLT Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.
Faith, basically, is the ability to trust God and His Word. It is believing in Him and His goodness towards us, it is depending on Him no matter what, it is obeying Him and His Word and keeping your eyes on Jesus Christ.
The fist step towards building a strong faith is to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to the point He is your best friend. To have a friend means you have someone to talk to and share your thoughts and ideas with.
God's Word is God's plan for the life of His people, it reveals Him and His attributes. The faith that worked for people in the bible days will work for you too if you apply it faithfully.
God has given you the measure of faith, that's the same measure He used to raise Jesus from the dead, but it's like a muscle so it has to be developed, so it can increase and mature.