Quote: on living a powerless life

Kisses-From-a-Good-GodToday is my birthday (Yay!), and I’m spending a couple of weeks in Phoenix visiting family in February (Yay!), so I’m not posting much until I get back the end of next week.

In the meantime, I’ve been reading, “Kisses  From a Good God” by Paul Manwaring where he shares his journey of faith while battling cancer. I highly recommend the book, by the way. In the book, he gives a great quote from Kris Vallotton (p.74) about identity and living the life we were meant to live in Christ:

“A powerless life is a life caused by forgetting who you are, who He is, and His plan for your life.”

God is SO good and you are SO loved!

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 42 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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10 Responses to Quote: on living a powerless life

  1. Happy birthday, friend. As good as this past year was… even better this coming year! Fresh re-creation for your heart and contagious inspiration in your writing and speaking!

  2. Happy Birthday, Mel. May God continue to work through you; may His heart and Spirit continue to shine love and wisdom through you. You are His beloved son. ❤

  3. Cindy Powell says:

    Happy (belated) birthday! Enjoy your time away!

  4. Happy (late) birthday Mel! May God pour out His blessings on you this year and continue using you in mighty ways for His kingdom!

    • Mel Wild says:

      Thanks Anna. Maureen and I were able to spend time with our oldest son and his wife in Newport Beach, CA yesterday. It’s been an awesome birthday out of the cold. 🙂 Blessings to you too.

  5. God has been reminding me this week of this very thing. “Remember who you are, you are my child. In me you have purpose. You are loved perfectly. I am already pleased with you.” Sometimes we find ourselves in places that we forget this. We look to what we do to find identity, purpose and value. It becomes an endless game of chasing nothing. Recently I found myself insecure, looking to others for love and approval. When I went back to Him, he just held me and assured me of His love. He reminded me that the only thing He wanted was His little girl, me.

    What an amazing God we serve.

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