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, stories, experiences, perceptions, values, beliefs and judgements. … Continue reading Back to basics
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 than I care to recall. I have … Continue reading Feelings lie
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. FAITH is the bridge over which I … Continue reading Seeing the unseen
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 hate? Come up higher child, to the … Continue reading Tyranny of choice
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. It is all I have and I … Continue reading I dare to dream
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 come! I will soar.I will escape.I will … Continue reading Faith speaks
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, your essence is not of things seen … Continue reading Life in the flow
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 my real essence and identity in him. … Continue reading Pilgrim’s progress
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 waters that reside within you. The Father … Continue reading Prayer is listening
The answers are all inside. urn 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. he nature of God; his seed is within you. God’s wisdom, od’s presence is within you. Your Father would have you give him our … Continue reading Be still and know
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 by fault, by default, by accident, by … Continue reading What if?
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 builds you up, only to cast down … Continue reading Grace speaks
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 the inside of me, and what I … Continue reading A fish out of water
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 ideas, dogmas, cultures nor movements … none … Continue reading Whom I have believed
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 him we live and move and have … Continue reading I am not ..