ACCEPT THE WORD
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 NIV
People in the church of Thessalonians received the word of God Paul, Silas and Timothy with all reverence and fear. They accepted their word as the very word of God, which, of course, it was—and it changed your lives when you believed it.
Their lives were changed when they believed the word of God. Paul, Silas and Timothy they were humans just like you and me. I believe they had their share of flaws and weaknesses just like each one of us. But these Thessaloniki people received the word of God with open heart and God worked in them.
Sometimes we tend to look the faces of the people who preach the word of God. We sometimes reject the word of God from men and women of God because they don't look like us. We may miss our miracles because we want God us to send certain people in our lives and we reject those who He has already given us.
This morning, I want to encourage to accept the word not as human word, but as the word of God which has power to change your life. It doesn't matter who is speaking that word, whether he is in your standard or lower standard than you. Listen it and put it into practices, then you will see the hand of God working mightily in your life.
God will sometimes use people who you don't even except. He will show Himself in the ways that you cannot even imagine. If you receive the word of God with open heart, the word will change the way of thinking and change your attitude in life. It will transform your life style and give your life a meaning.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, help to receive your word with joy. I will receive your word from anyone who you will send in my life and put it into practices. In Jesus' Name, Amen.