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
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 He is mine’. I am assurred that … Continue reading My heart testifies
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?
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 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
“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.