Reading through the NT writings of Paul might indicate he is the originator of the so-called “movement”. He starts out the book of Romans (1:8;NLT) telling them, “Let me say first of all that your faith in God is becoming known throughout the world.”
It’s interesting to notice his remark is about the Romans' faith in God becoming known. It was remarkable enough that the Romans were receiving salvation. But this indicates to me there were enough things happening (worth being noticed) as a result of their faith that they were becoming known throughout the world for it.
Further along in this same passage (1:17, NLT) when Paul is explaining that he was not ashamed of preaching the Good News he goes on to say, “This Good News (or Gospel) tells us how God makes us right in His sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” From start to finish… by faith! Not God’s faith but the people’s faith. It is our own faith we live by... faith in God, faith in His word, faith in His character.
The writer of Hebrews (11:1; NLT) gives us a condensed definition of faith: “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”
Confidence. Hope. Assurance.
I think it would be fair to say that if we are to live by faith then we are to live every single day in confidence that what we hope for or what we cannot see right now IS actually going to happen. Of course that is with the understanding that what we are hoping for is based on the word of God- which is His will.
Our faith grows and gives us more and more confidence/assurance as we consistently feed our soul the word of God (Rom10:17). We start out with a measure (Rom 12:3) of faith and more faith comes as we hear and believe what God says about any given subject/promise.
What are ‘the things you cannot’ see today? Maybe you’ve lost sight of the unchanging goodness of God toward His children. Feed on the word of God regarding God’s inexhaustible love. The love and value He has placed on you individually. The love He has for all those who believe.
Build on the inside of you the image (hope) of His goodness and love and believe (faith) it is available to you. Speak about it aloud. Declare it to be true. Worship Him as though you are convinced it is true. As you continue to build the image and then believe it with your whole heart, you will have the confidence (faith) to trust Him to take care of you in His love. You will eventually see it actually happen.
This will work for every area in which we choose to live by faith.