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Jonathan

Hi. I am Jonathan. Daddy, Hubby, Writer, amongst other labels. A fish out of water, most of my life. Gradually finding my voice and being guided home by Grace and Love.

Conflicted

“I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 The real and authentic me sees, knows and believes the truth. Yet it seems I live daily with the tug of war between what I know to be true, and what I experience via the 5 senses (smell, touch, hearing, sight […]

The last enemy

They say death is the last enemy to be vanquished. I say FEAR is the last enemy. Show me a man or woman who has expelled fear in all its guises from their life, and I will show you a person free as a bird soaring high and […]

Faith beyond Euphoria

After the euphoria of the mountain peak experience has faded away into the mists of time … I am left holding unto faith in the character and commitment of One who set me on this quest. Have faith. The Universe is your Sponsor. Everything around you conspires in […]

Back to basics

I am a construct. When I can deconstruct that construct, then will I find myself, my power; there I will find God. JONATHAN – afishoutofwater.blog Like a man wearing several layers of clothing that become a weight and a burden, I have acquired a lifetime of stored labels, […]

Feelings lie

My feelings and emotions can be very strong and real in the moment that I experience them. However, though very real indeed, often these feelings are not truthful. Feelings lie. I should know. I have been led halfway up the garden path and abandoned by them, more times […]

Seeing the unseen

I have a body and experience the world through the fives senses of smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch. From the moment I wake up in the morning, my senses are bombarded with information that entices me into believing that this is the only reality. It is not. […]

Tyranny of choice

Each day presents an opportunity for despair or hope.ach day presents a choice to believe my eyes or to believe my heart; A choice between the seen or unseen.A choice between the limited or unlimited. Which will it be today? Grace or works?Miracles or drudgery?Spirit or might?Love or […]

I dare to dream

I dare to dream. I dare to reach for the heavens. I refuse to settle for what is within the reach of my present beliefs or abilities. There is more. Let me be. Let me dream. Let me reach for the stars; to the realm of endless possibilities. […]

Faith speaks

Faith speaks In the midst of the darkest despair of soul.Stuck in the valley of the shadow of death.When hope has fled and overcast skies refuse to give way … I choose to believe that there is more.I choose to believe that my best days are yet to […]

My heart testifies

As a mirror reflects the rays of the noonday sun, so our hearts reflect back to God the very love the Father has for us. In the midst of trial, disappointments and my own failings, that still small voice in my heart testifies ‘I am my beloved’s and […]

Life in the flow

Miracles not magic. God is experienced. God is relationship and personal. In the words of Richard Rohr, it is the Divine Dance. Grace not works. The race is not always to the fastest, smartest or most qualified. Lean on God. Lean into God. Spirit not might. Your substance, […]

Pilgrim’s progress

Like most, I sometimes struggle living with the ‘contradiction’ that we each are – divine essence in human form. But I share, I write because I have become fully persuaded of this journey, and of the One that whispers in my heart and draws me back home to […]

Prayer is listening

Prayer is not so much about making requests; the Father knows our needs before we ask. Prayer is about going quiet and turning inwards. The Kingdom of God is within, and therefore so are all the answers too. True prayer is to draw from the rivers of living […]

The Gift of Trump

TRUMP entered centre stage as President of the United States in 2016 to show the house to the house. Four years of Trumpism, FAKE NEWS and the MAGA brand ensued, blowing like a whirlwind around the western world and beyond. Trump has stirred up the best and the […]

Be still and know

The answers are all inside. Turn inside to fish them out. Become quiet and commune with God to discover his goodness and nature within. The love of God is deep within. The nature of God; his seed is within you. God’s wisdom and presence is within you. Your […]