Mat 9:27 As Jesus was traveling on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"
Mat 9:28 When he had gone into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus asked them, "Do you believe I can do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord!"
Mat 9:29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith, let it be done for you!"
JESUS is still asking today, do you believe I can do this?
Believing is not knowing that something can be done.
It is trusting that GOD will fulfill HIS WORD and accomplish great things because HE loves you. It is entrusting our complete confidence in what can not be seen, placing our utter expectation in the so capable hands of JESUS to accomplish HIS will. What is HIS will? This is why we are told to read, study, meditate and pray about all things, so that we not only know HIS will but know HIS will is for you and me and not just a general thing.
It is impossible to truly have faith unless we understand what it is to believe.
The WORD says: Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
As we read more, as we study more, as we pray more and meditate upon the WORD of GOD more and more, it enables us to hear the soft utterances the HOLY SPIRIT speaks to our inner being. These utterances are what renews and transforms our minds, equipping us to work out our own salvation. Causing us to see like the saints of old, that without JESUS we are nothing and can do nothing. Accomplishing in our hearts and minds a true belief. An undeniable faith, that can indeed move mountains. This can only be done by the enabling power of grace toward us and in us, it can not be done with only a brief encounter or a part time relationship with GOD, and the rest of our lives committed to the world and its needs. We can and must, only commit ourselves to GOD and HIS purposes.
Obeying the revelation knowledge we have been granted, while striving and pushing further and further into HIS kingdom. We can not stop we must run the race to win.
Listening to the voice of a pastor, or reading an article from time to time does not increase our faith. We have to do our part. Yes we are to stop being lazy in our pursuit of eternal salvation.