Today my son and I read about mixtures(a combination of different substances that can be separated because they have different physical properties)and then we did a somewhat artsy science activity. In three small plastic cups, we combined a tablespoon of oil with a teaspoon of food coloring. After those were mixed together, we poured them into an aluminum roasting pan that had a couple of inches of water in it. Next, we took a piece of white construction paper and lay it on top of the water, oil and food coloring for 30 seconds. The pictures above are some of the results we achieved. We were having a good time, so we ended up using about 8 pieces of construction paper and tried for different designs. It turned out to be a fun project.
As we were doing this, I thought about a good mix that is mentioned in the Scripture. When we take the word of God, let it get in our hearts and add some faith in what it’s saying, marvelous things can happen like salvation, healing, miracles and deliverance.
Mat 9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Mat 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. Mat 9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
Act 14:7 And there they preached the gospel. Act 14:8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked:
Act 14:9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, Act 14:10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
These are great examples of what the Lord can do when we exercise faith in His word, but uh oh!
Hebrews 4:2(AMP) For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they [the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (with the leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) by those who heard it; neither were they united in faith with the ones [Joshua and Caleb] who heard (did believe).
May God help us to keep faith in the mix when we hear His word, so we can have the benefit of His salvation, miracles, deliverance or whatever He would have for us! The end result will be a beautiful picture. 🙂