Thanks for stopping by…I really appreciate that. My name is Mel Wild. I’m God’s favorite (and so are you), a beloved son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 40 years. Maureen and I have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father’s heart in Christ and giving it away to others. I do tend to have a bent toward being a bit iconoclastic toward popularly held beliefs in Churchianity that really annoy me and contradict the nature of God’s character and our awesome identity in Christ. But I do compensate that quirky side of me by my greater desire to trail blaze the depths of God’s reckless love and outrageous grace. My main equipping gift is probably as a teacher, but I’m really an insatiable learner and explorer. My work is as senior pastor at Cornerstone Church and as director of Radiant School of Ministry, both based in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin USA. We love God and love each other a lot too.
What’s up with this blog?
I started this blog because I wanted a place to express what I have found in the Father’s love. And if you’re passionate like me about going where Jesus is leading us…to the Father (Jn.14:6)…this place might be for you.
The goal of this blog is really two-fold: first, to share my experiences in my own journey into the Father’s heart and how that has affected my understanding of His kingdom and His living Word; and secondly, to be a resource center for what others have written about this life-changing pursuit.
There are lots of great books, blogs, ministries and teachers who write brilliantly about this subject, and I will reference them when I can. But with all of the great writing and teaching on this subject, I felt compelled and encouraged by friends to share my personal story and my own perspective about living in the Father’s love.
Because, truthfully, I lived most of my life like an orphan–even after accepting Christ in 1978. I loved Jesus, had encounters with the Holy Spirit, yet I still felt disconnected from this Father of love. And when I looked around, I found that most Christians I knew were relating to God the same way…as if Jesus were the “only way” to a place called heaven instead of to a Person called our heavenly Father, who I’ve found to be the source of everything good and perfect in this life and the next (Jas.1:17).
For when I finally had an encounter with this Father’s love for myself, my whole world was turned upside-down! I cannot even read the Bible the same way anymore; especially, Jesus’ last discourse in John 14-17, which I will talk about at length. I found that I actually have a home in Him now; and He has a home in me (Jn.14:23). I belong. I’m not a religious orphan anymore, but a son and partner in my Father’s Kingdom. My mission is to “prove” to the world around me that everything about Him is good, perfect, and acceptable (Rom.12:2). My life goal is that when you’ve seen me, you’ve seen a really good reflection of the Father (Jn.14:9-14). For, as Jesus is right now, so am I supposed to be in this world (1 Jn.4:17).
So, if you have the same passion beating in your heart, I invite you to come along. And please…join in the conversation. Let’s challenge each other to plumb the greater depths of our Father’s love and “be filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph.3:19). Just imagine what that might look like. I believe that’s life abundantly. That’s true freedom!
My prayer is that you would encounter this outrageous Father of love for yourself and that, in some way, what I have to share will help you in your own journey.
Constantly overwhelmed by His love,