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, stories, experiences, perceptions, values, beliefs and judgements. … Continue reading Back to basics

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 than I care to recall. I have … Continue reading Feelings lie

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. FAITH is the bridge over which I … Continue reading Seeing the unseen

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 hate? Come up higher child, to the … Continue reading Tyranny of choice

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, your essence is not of things seen … Continue reading Life in the flow

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 waters that reside within you. The Father … Continue reading Prayer is listening

Be still and know


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

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 the inside of me, and what I … Continue reading A fish out of water

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 ideas, dogmas, cultures nor movements … none … Continue reading Whom I have believed