I don't understand how we can call ourselves believing in Jesus when we run to man every time we have a problem. Jesus said I am your healer, faith requires believing what Jesus said, Jesus is the word, so if we believe in Jesus, we must believe what He says, believing what He says means doing what He said.
Jesus said, do not worry what you will eat, or what you will drink or what you will wear, Your heavenly father knows what you need before you ask, Pagans, (non Jesus Followers) run after all these things, you, (A Jesus Follower) need to be about your fathers business, following Jesus doing the will of God, reaching the lost.
Jesus said, you must give up your life, carry your own cross, do the will of God, reach the lost, follow Jesus the Word, obey His teaching, Follow His commands, love Him with all your actions, Love your neighbor just like you love yourself, with your actions.
Faith is believing what Jesus said and doing it. Faith is doing the WORKS God requires, to BELIEVE in the one He sent, to believe in Jesus is works, faith without works is dead, Believe is a verb which requires action. America is dyeing because the church has laid down and went to sleep with a workless lying gospel.
John 3;16, many religious denominations are built off of this one scripture in the bible. You cannot believe with your mind, You can only believe with your heart, your heart is the part of your body that requires action, it is the core of your being, the very life within you, you can only believe by doing the will of God. You can only believe in Jesus by doing what He says. Giving up your life to do the will of God, that is the definition of a disciple, a disciple is one who believes in Jesus, with actions.
The church has taken one sentence that Paul said out of context and rewrote the entire gospel as a workless gospel and it is a lie from the pit of hell. If you have no works you do not believe and you have no faith. Stop running to the world for your needs, run to Jesus, he is real and He really does what his word says He does.
Many are going to be left standing after Jesus comes to take us to heaven saying, what happened, I did just what the preacher told me to do, nothing, why aint I saved, why did Jesus leave me here to die. Words cannot get you eternal life, only doing the will of God will get you eternal life. Jesus died to give you the right to become a child of God, it is up to you to receive that right by giving up your life to do the will of God.