When our hearts are offended and darkened or we are walking in unforgiveness that becomes bitterness of soul, we need God to help us break up that ground of our hearts so we can receive His Word and it is able to take root and grow up into a righteous plant that is able to grow good fruit that many can eat and be nourished. If we spend all our time trying to put seeds of Truth into the hearts that are hardened and full of thorns, we can expect a very small harvest later from those seeds planted in the weeds. But if we first pray and ask God to help open and heal the hearts including ours so that they are then ready and ripe soil that will receive the Truth and hold it in an upright heart that will mature into a beautiful harvest of righteousness for our community and nation to become strong and full of life! That life being the very life of Christ. Christ in us is the hope and glory that will make us shine brightly and cast out all darkness. They will know us by our love. So Love!
we need to BELIEVE and receive and be led to ALL Truth by the power of the Holy Spirit, so yes, it requires more than just a visit to the mega church to make it on faith right now! It takes union with God through the Holy Spirit leading us daily. If you seek, knock and ask, you will find an open door to receive the Holy Spirit!