23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
“All people are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.”
And this is the word that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:23-25
When you first heard the Word of God, it probably didn’t make a lot of sense. As people continued to pray for you, your understanding increased. How many times did you actually hear the Gospel message before you truly believed? Who knows because there were probably times you heard the Word of God but didn’t know it. But God was moving in your heart and life. We don’t know how the Spirit of God moves in and out of a person’s life except that He does.
Even after you’ve been a Believer for years, you really don’t know the effect the Holy Spirit has on your life or how the Word of God is being used to encourage and energize you. Obviously the more we’re able to build into our lives, the more He has to work with.
Be encouraged that the work He began in you years ago will be carried out to completion. His Word inside you is eternal.