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 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 have, and everything that I am. It … Continue reading Full-time daddy
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 ..
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 continues to evolve over time. The song … Continue reading Layers of truth.
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 just as I am. Either way, your … Continue reading Sweet surrender
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 me. The good reports and reputation; Love lifted me. … Continue reading Love lifted me.
“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 existence. The prayer is a statement of … Continue reading Father, I am human now.
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 few weeks has seemingly evaporated. Now, I … Continue reading A dose of compassion
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’ they say. It seems only yesterday we … Continue reading Life is truly a miracle
Happy New Year … let the adventure begin!