Powerful people choose love instead of fear

Hey all! It’s been awhile since I posted anything here. I needed a break from the blogosphere and, frankly, I’ve been crazy busy.  But for my first post for 2022, I want talk about my favorite subject—love!

Here’s my point. We will either live our lives according to fear or love. And whenever we choose fear over love, we lose a part of us. Our lives are diminished and our soul becomes fractured. We miss God’s good intent for us, for He wants us to choose to live powerful lives guided by love and self-control.

“For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.” (2 Tim.1:7 TPT)

Danny Silk said this yesterday about how fear and love operate in our lives:

“The spirit of love and the spirit of fear are in a war, and they want to counsel you. And you get to choose. This is what makes you a powerful person. You get to choose your counselor, every day and in every situation. And if you create the habit of choosing the counselor of fear, it will become easier and easier to do, to live bitter, offended, judgmental, condemning, punishing…. It has become your character.”

“So, repentance is to turn and, literally, lean not on your own understanding, but trust in the Lord with all your heart. That is repentance. I listen for and choose love first.” (Danny Silk, from “31-Day Wisdom Challenge” with Pedro Adao: Day 18)

This is SO good, and critically important if we’re going to thrive in life. It also goes perfectly with what I was sharing last Sunday at our church, so I posted a video of that message here. Be blessed and may you have a breakthrough 2022!

Oceans of love,
Mel

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About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 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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12 Responses to Powerful people choose love instead of fear

  1. pkadams says:

    Great message, Mel . After my husband almost died from Covid last year, I got stuck in a fear mode , fear of the uncontrollable . I’m slowly, but surely returning to normal . Other than my trip to Utah in October, I barely left my house for months besides church and the grocery store. Finally I went and ran a race in the city on New Year’s Eve weekend. It was a turning point. God is so good and kind .

    • Mel Wild says:

      Glad to hear your husband survived and that you’re doing better. I’ve lost friends and family to Covid over the last two years so it is a dangerous virus. Fortunately, I live in an area that’s relatively open, so we’ve been living pretty normal lives for almost a year now. No lockdowns or mask requirements in most places. Schools have been pretty much fully open for almost a year, too. That’s helped a lot. But going through all of this does do a number on our sense of safety.

      But I think God used, what was certainly not from Him, to help us grow and live more fully. And He is very kind and gracious to us. And as we learn to overcome our fear in this area, we develop “immunity,” if you will, to that kind of fear. Blessings.

      • pkadams says:

        I’m in Texas so we are very open here . It was just a matter of feeling like I needed to be at home . My husband had a long recovery. I’m not scared of the virus at all. I think it was more like ptsd. But it’s definitely improving.

        • Mel Wild says:

          Recovering from Covid and the lockdown in general, does develop a form of PTSD. I think 2022 will be a year that we all finally get free of the spell of Covid!

  2. LightWriters says:

    Welcome back. Mel. Enjoyed your message. Love matters. ♥️ Blessed 2022!

    FYI: Canada remains under total lockdown, extreme restrictions and control into a 2nd full year. You cannot enter a church here without vaxx passports and by taking ongoing jabs — all for a virus with a 99.45% recovery for most people except those with pre-existing co morbidities. There’s a lot more to this ‘iceberg’ and agenda called cv19 than meets the eye, including geopolitics and also what psychiatrists are calling mass psychosis that is being driven and fuelled by fear through media and govt narratives. God’s love has kept me through it all, but this is a troubling situation worldwide— I pray for love and truth to win.🙏

    • Mel Wild says:

      Thanks! It’s good to be back. Even though I needed the break and am still very busy, I have missed you all! 🙂

      Canada sounds like NY and California (or worse, Australia). But if we’ve proven anything all all over the last several months, it’s that the vaccine does little or nothing to stop the spread of Covid. It’s more like a therapeutic, possibly lessening the severity of the symptons.

      Almost everybody I know that has gotten Omicron over the last month were vaccinated. Some wore masks and social-distanced religiously. Nonetheless, they all found that this is a highly contagious yet mild variant, and now they have the antibodies they need to fight off the infinite variants and mutations that will come out in the future. That’s the nature of a virus.

      I heard recently that the UK has decided that tracking Covid infections is no longer relevant. As each new CV19 strain continually weakens, it’s better to start treating it like influenza. That would be the common sense scientific approach, not the fearmongering narrative being pushed on us for political gain. Our best defense is to not participate in the narrative. 🙂

    • Mel Wild says:

      ” I pray for love and truth to win”

      Amen. I believe the truth will prevail in the end. Either way, we are called to love. Blessings.

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    Good post and a good way to start the year on WordPress Mel! I thought that was you preaching!

  4. artaxes says:

    Glad, you’re back. Fabulous video and great post.
    Fear is like a monster. The more you feed it, the bigger it becomes. In the end it devours you and you become a total slave to the fear. All your freedom.is gone and your world becomes a dark place without hope. A person I deeply love was at that place. Only with lots of love and with prayer that person could return from that hellish place. Thank God.

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