As children of God the only thing that shows our change of heart is the way we live our lives. James 1:23 only those who believe and act upon His word will receive its benefits. Jesus said in John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Verse 8 of this chapter says that God is pleased when we bare much fruit. God wants us to prosper in every area of our lives, however our prosperity (spiritually, emotionally and physically) is a result of us hearing the word and living it Hebrews 4:12. Jesus calls the one who hears his sayings and does them a wise man who builds his house on a rock. Mathew 7:25 says that when the rain descends, the floods come and the winds begins to blow upon the house of such a man, his house will remain standing because it is founded upon the rock. Mathew 7:26 Jesus calls the Christian who hears the word of God and does not do what it says foolish. Such a Christian is likened to one who builds his house upon sand and the rain, the storm, the winds of life come and blows upon the house, and the house falls. The word of God will have a transforming effect in the life those who hear the word and accept we will bear much fruit because the word of God will prosper in the purpose that it was sent forth to accomplish Isaiah 55:10-11, Mark 4:20.