Faith is everything or nothing.
Few people will blatantly admit that they don't believe. Everyone claims to be religious, everyone is 'spiritual'. Yet study upon study shows that many people who claim to be Christians don't always believe even the most fundamental principles of the Bible. Apparently, faith is only a subsection of their lives and not the heartbeat of their existence. It is a supplement and not the alternative. This is why we should once again listen to the words of the well-known Christian thinker and writer, CS Lewis: Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, is of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important. Our faith in the Lord should change our lives from head to toe. If not, our faith isn't important enough. If not, it is only lip service and pretty rituals. But then we run the risk of missing God too. Then we practise religion without the Gospel. Then we follow our own hearts and not Jesus. Faith asks everything. No, God asks everything. We follow Christ with our whole life.