“For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe” (1 Thessalonians 2:13, NASB).
The Apostle Paul praised the Thessalonians for accepting his preaching as if it was words spoken by God. The words he spoke to them weren’t just impotent words spoken by human beings but the very Word of God.
And, because it was the Word of God, then it performed a life-changing work in those who received it. The Word of God is powerful, vigorous, robust. So, it’s effective for changing people’s lives!
God’s Word goes to work on people when they believe it. It has a sanctifying effect on them.
And, you believe it by receiving it. And you receive it by hearing it or reading it.
So, if you want God to change your life, then let His Word go to work on you…
Read and study the Bible!
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12, NASB)