A Good Mix

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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. 

Some examples:

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.  🙂

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10 thoughts on “A Good Mix

  1. Carol, Great post! There are some issues that I am dealing with and well, let’s just say I definitely needed to read this. Thanks!!!

    P.S. I will have to try this little project out with my grandson as well.

  2. That was a great project and it was a wonderful spiritual application also it showed that if we have our complete trust in Jesus he can work out awesome miracles in our lives and heal all of the pain we have been through.

  3. Inspiring thoughts ~ I love the oil and water art work. I wonder when it dried if it wouldn’t be a neat background for a scrapbook page?

    But, as I read your thoughts on good mixtures… my mind drifted. In the OT anointing with oil is a physical picture of being anointed with the Holy Spirit. In the tabernacle, the brass laver, filled with water is also a physical picture of the Holy Spirit reflecting or showing us our sin and cleansing us.

    So, in our physical life ~ oil and water don’t mix, but in our Spiritual life these two are in perfect harmony.

  4. We’ve been having a lot of lessons lately on faith. Lord, help us not to stagger at the promise of God through unbelief but to be strong in faith, giving glory to God (Romans 4:20). I liked what you said about “keeping faith in the mix” when we hear His word. I heard a song, perhaps you know it (?), Paint My Mind With Calvary’s Blood!

    Tom, I’m not familiar with this song, but I can tell by the title that I would like it. Do you know who wrote it?

  5. This is a wonderful analogy, Carol, and looks like such a neat experiment. My boys would love to try this out.

    It truly is such a mystery how the Lord works His miracles and power through the mixture of His Word and our faith.

    This is the first I have noticed the Amplified version of Heb 4:2. I love how that version defines faith in this context as “the leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness”. Wow! We truly cannot stand on our own but only that which comes from and is provided to us from God.

    May our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ be so strong it is unshakeable, unmoveable in all circumstances. Amen.

    Scotti

  6. Greetings. To simply “believe” Gods word when everything in the physical realm says “that’s impossible!” The elements will all melt with a fervent heat but the word of the Lord is everlasting.

    Have a blessed evening in Jesus.

    timbob

  7. Carol:

    I’m not sure who wrote Paint My Mind. A sister up in WA used to sing it. She was originally from OH, and when her parents came to visit, they’d sing it together. There are verses, but I only know the chorus. I’ll have to sing it for you sometime:

    Paint my mind
    With Calvary’s blood
    Wipe away all the stain
    Of yesterday’s pain
    With your brush of love

    You cover the earth, the sky, the sea
    But Lord, please do this one thing just for me
    Paint my mind with Calvary’s blood.

    I like the words, Tom. The next time I see you, I want to hear you belt out this tune. 🙂

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