Hearing God’s Word is vital but even more vital is to Heed what you Hear.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Matthew 7:7 - "Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”
Read - Matthew 7
Jesus gives us some powerful things not to do in Matthew 7. Don’t judge (leave that to God). Don’t waste time. He also gives us the crux of the Sermon on the Mount in verse 24 saying this message would help a person follow Him and build their life (house) on a solid foundation (the rock).
Lord, my faith is in You to save me.
Jesus re-emphasized the value of the fruit of our lives again in Matthew 12:33 and John 15:1-6.
Verse 21 says ‘Not everyone who calls out to me, 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.’ To be Mended by Christ is more than speaking words. Read John 6:29 and you see that the will of the Father is to ‘believe on the One He sent’. Faith in Christ brings salvation and the work required for it is Faith/Belief itself.