Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, December 29
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
THE WORD AT WORK IN YOU
I Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV "For this reason we also thank God without
ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from
us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the
word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe."
How you receive the word of
God determines it's effectiveness in you. How you receive the word is
the difference between how it works in others, for others, and for you.
We read in the book of Hebrews that the word did not profit some people
because they didn't receive it with faith.
Paul said that the
Thessalonians welcomed the word. You know, we receive visitors
differently; there are some people whose visit you prepare specially
for; you'd go to the market, get something really nice, arrange your
house, spray it with some lovely scents, and inform everyone about their
coming. Meanwhile, there are some other visitors whose visit do not
It's not enough to just keep hearing the word, how
you receive it matters a lot. I don't want to have anything to do with
whatever doesn't work; but thank God that the word is quick and
powerful! Hallelujah! My prayer is that from today the word will begin
to work effectively both in you and for you as you believe it. Amen.