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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.

What if?

What if I am exactly who I’m meant to be?What if I’m doing exactly what I’m meant to do? What if I have exactly what I’m meant to have?What if I’m exactly where I’m meant to be? What if where and who I am right now is not […]

Grace speaks

Grace says ‘it is well’Do not listen to the fearful and insecure mind.Do not accept its judgements and accusations. The ego mind does not build you up, It only pulls you down. Even when it appears to build you up, it is only temporal and illusionary.The ego mind […]

A fish out of water

About the blog. afishoutofwater.blog is an exploration of life and spirituality (Christian and otherwise). Dad, Husband, Writer are some labels I wear, amongst others. Above all, and for most of my conscious life, a fish out of water best describes the clash of worlds between the life on […]

Full-time daddy

I work a ‘9 to 5’ job, but being a dad to 6 and 7 year olds is pretty much my full time job. It is by far, the scariest, most important and demanding, yet the most rewarding job of them all. It draws on everything that I […]

Whom I have believed

I know now whom I have believed. He has trained me to detect his voice and to recognise his handy work. He alone guides my path … as I navigate through the mixture of voices, narratives and seeming chaos. My confidence grows. Hence, I bear no allegiance to […]

I am not ..

I am not the feelings. I am not the sensations. I am not the thoughts nor perceptions. I am not the bodily functions and processes. I Am that which lives, moves and has Being, Identity, Purpose and Consciousness in God, Father of my beginnings. Acts 17:28 For in […]

Layers of truth.

God’s truth never changed. God’s essence and intent has always been the same. However, my capacity to grasp the meaning and depth of His truth is progressive. It is a journey of awakening. Take ‘God is love’ for instance. My capacity to grasp and understand this timeless truth […]

Sweet surrender

I am willing to be challenged out of the comforts of my established thought patterns, judgements, values and decisions. I am willing to be stirred and steered by your Spirit. I am willing to grow and expand in new directions and opportunities. I am also willing to be […]

Love lifted me.

Lost and without hope; Love lifted me. Utterly cast down with low self-esteem; Love lifted me. Scared and insecure; Love lifted me. Disillusioned and without direction; Love lifted me. Buried under a weight of guilt and condemnation; Love lifted me. LOVE LIFTED ME! ife testimony summarised in three words!  The service and good works credited to this life; Love lifted […]

Father, I am human now.

“Father, I am human now. I trust you.” This was probably the first prayer I uttered as spirit, at the event of my human birth. I became human at the point when I was clothed with a body mind, dropping into this limited clouded view that is human […]

A dose of compassion

Half a day into my first working day of the New Year, and my mind is already fried! As other pilgrims on the journey of life have found, old habits die hard. The serenity, peace and illumination from gazing inward to the light of the Father these past […]

Life is truly a miracle

I’m truly amazed at how quickly my 6 & 7 year olds are seemingly growing up overnight! Friends in our age group with kids in high school and university (we came late to the parenting thing) tell me it goes in flash. ‘Enjoy the moments and the memories’ […]