Many Christians attend church regularly but I wonder if they are really listening when tbe Word of God is preached? You can easily become distracted by thinking about what you are going to do when you leave the service or what you have to do when you get home, but how much of the Word have you actually heard? Faith comes by hearing and when you listen and hear the Word of God and actually apply it to your life, you are then growing into the person God wants you to become.
As you listen, the spirit of God will bring revelation to you and you will then be able to understand what God is actually saying to you. If you are changed by the Word, then your heart is good soil and the Bible says you will reap 30, 60 and one-hudred fold. Just hearing the Word is not enough. The Word must go down into your being so that you become rooted and grounded and will not waiver when the trials of life come. If you don’t listen, if you do not hear, the Word falls on stony ground and Satan will be able to steal the Word from you.
Make it a point to listen, hear and be changed by the Word of God and remember that God’s Word will not return to Him void but it will accomplish what He has sent it to do.(Isaiah 55:11).