It's not all that hard to come up with a religion. Religion is what happens when men say things about God, then believe them. When God says something about YOU and you hear it, from the horse's mouth as it were... that's faith as Christians preach it.
That's pretty much what I believe as well.
Religion is man's attempt to put Deity, the Creator, _GOD_, in a box & control access to this entity.
Faith is a one on one relationship between Deity & humankind.
Your Faith works for you based on a one on one relationship between you & Jesus.
My Faith works for me based on a one on one relationship between myself & Odin All Father & Freyja my Mother.