The faith walk requires the believer to know that God is. If you do not know and believe that God is, it would be impossible to obey Him. You cannot obey who you do not know. If you only focus on faith as a tool to get things, you will miss God.
Obedience is the physical representation of that which is unseen. When you receive a word from God, it is not enough to confess and write it down. You must start taking actions e.g. researching, strategising, investing resources, in obedience to God’s word.