I've written several times about how Christianity is a process. Take a look at this:
springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith] – Romans 1:17
That passage really drives home the whole "process" thing. Faith takes time to grow and it grows from what you last learned (or experienced to be true). So use what you have got and you will get more (the essential message of the the parable of the sower).