What the heck does ‘fish in a blender’ mean? I love the idea of a fish swimming about, able to check everyone out, clueless to the fate that awaits him in the blades below. Kinda sadistic, I know…but…
We are that fish. This world is our blender. Some of us are in a state-of-the-art, professional chef type blender. Huge blades, sharp edges and lots of room to swim. Others are in our grandmother’s model, blades dull and jagged, thick blue glass distorting our view. Either way, there is death on the bottom, awaiting our lack of accountability, attention and focus. If, for just a juncture of time, we are to lose momentum, we risk sinking toward our own demise.
Below are tons of verses to continue with my point. As Christ followers, we need to fix our thoughts on Him – constantly. We need to encourage each other to be His House, to hold on to our courage and the hope that Christ has given us.
Remember the Israelites who wandered aimlessly in the desert for 40 years?
Hello! It wasn’t coincidence!
They hardened their hearts to God’s commandments. They rebelled against Him. They decided they knew better than Him. Any of this sound familiar?
– Have you hardened your heart to Christ? Have you stopped listening to His still, small voice that calls you from within?
– Have you rebelled against Him? Have you stopped obeying Him by no longer gathering in fellowship of His communion?
– Have you decided you know better than Christ? You’ve used justification after justification as to why you ‘can’t’ spend time in His word? You’ve got reasons galore for sleeping in on His sabbath?
You know full well that your salvation doesn’t depend on your works, but His grace alone, so you continue in your disobedience.
Ouch…can you feel the water being swirled about?
Christ has given us freedom. He has given us life. That life is through Him. It can never be gained through our own means, our own ideas or our own design. Stay focused. Stay faithful. Stay in His step. He will never disappoint.
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Matthew 16:26 NIV • Read this chapter
What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
Mark 16:15 NIV • Read this chapter
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
Luke 9:25 NIV • Read this chapter
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?
John 7:7 NIV • Read this chapter
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil.
John 12:25 NIV • Read this chapter
The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
John 14:27 NIV • Read this chapter
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 15:19 NIV • Read this chapter
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
John 16:33 NIV • Read this chapter
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 17:14 NIV • Read this chapter
I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
John 17:23 NIV • Read this chapter
I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Romans 12:2 NIV • Read this chapter
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Galatians 6:14 NIV • Read this chapter
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which [ Or whom] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Colossians 2:8 NIV • Read this chapter
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
1 Timothy 6:7 NIV • Read this chapter
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
James 4:4 NIV • Read this chapter
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
1 Peter 2:11 NIV • Read this chapter
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
1 John 2:15 NIV • Read this chapter
[ Do Not Love the World ] Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:17 NIV • Read this chapter
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
1 John 4:9 NIV • Read this chapter
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son [ Or his only begotten Son] into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 5:19 NIV • Read this chapter
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
2 thoughts on “fish in a what?”
My goodness, Michelle, you’re preaching the word. But aren’t fish in any blender that hasn’t been de-bladed or unplugged pretty doomed? 🙂 (I know, I’m reading too fast, and it’s late. 🙂