And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Oftentimes, we view faith as an abstract exercise in our thought-life. Sure, we have faith, we say, but then our lives continue on no differently than that of those without faith. But, what this verse, and many like it, claims, is that faith is very much an action–“Whoever would draw near to God . . .”
This drawing near is a verb. It is an action. It is the placing of our hope on something beyond ourselves, and, in so doing, it is the action that follows that hope. God is proven real to your existence just as any other relationship is–through communication. The measure to which one speaks to God–through prayer–and listens to God–through reading His Word–is often indicative to how “real” God is to that individual: or, put another way, how much faith said person has.
As you strive to be a person of faith, a commitment to a real-life God must be daily made. As faith grows, that commitment will grow; and as that commitment grows, so too will faith.