Hebrews 11:6 tells us that, without faith it is impossible to please God:
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must (necessarily) believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him (out). Hebrews 11:6 (AMP)
This verse teaches that God rewards those who desire to know Him and will take the time to seek Him in His Word and in prayer. Believe me, He responds to everyone who has their heart turned toward Him. There is no doubt Beloved, when you draw near to Him He will draw near to you:
Come close to God and He will come close to you. (Recognize that you are) sinners, get your soiled hands clean; (realize that you have been disloyal) wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts (of your spiritual adultery). James 4:8 (AMP)
Faith is the exercise of the gift that God has given to us. It is not using the natural, human kind of faith, like that we use when we get on a plane and have confidence that the pilot will get us to our destination. It is the using of that supernatural gifting of faith that comes when we hear the Word of God.
So faith comes by hearing (what is told), and what is heard comes by the preaching (of the message that came from the lips) of Christ (the Messiah Himself). Romans 10:17 (AMP)
The principle is this: God, our Father, wants us to use whatever gift He gives us. This shows Him that we value and cherish what has come from Him. My most prized possessions on earth are those things that my earthly father gave me. My most prized and valued possessions are those that God has given me to use as my own.