Hebrew 4:2 reads, “For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.” NKJV
I recently came across this verse while preparing for a talk for our Healing Rooms Team members before praying. When I read the word “mixed,” I thought of a blender. Every time we get together and pray for someone, we are hitting the “Blend” button. We pour in the ingredient of the word of God. The more words of God we know, the richer the ingredient base. Then we add a measure of faith. We click the blend button. And the blender whirs. It creates a frothy mix that is ready to be poured out. We pour out when we pray for people, when we comfort people and when we encourage people.
After pouring out everything we have, we go back to the kitchen and mix a new batch. We replenish ourselves by taking time with God and learning more of His truths and promises. As the first core ingredient, we remind ourselves of His love for us. Then we add Biblical truths and Biblical promises. With the promises, we check to see if there are any conditions and do these steps in obedience to God’s word. As we do these, our faith increases. We add more promises of the Bible as directed by the Holy Spirit.