Joy in the journey! That is what I believe brokenness is about.
When I was 12, my beloved horse Black Jack contracted a virulent disease called African Horse Sickness. My vet warned me that his death was almost certain. My parents, and a group of missionaries (we were living in Botswana) gathered around me and prayed for me and Black Jack. When I returned to the barn the next morning, I found a healthy horse!
The vet had no explanation.
But I did. I knew in that moment that God is real. That God is powerful. That God is good.
Abba has continued to show me His heart for relationship and freedom through everything, but most often, through horses.
The picture above is me ~ Katy Pistole ~ with my beloved Arabian gelding named Scooter. Scooter is a beautiful picture of a rescued horse who has moved from fear to trust. Scooter belongs to me now, and because of me, is now totally safe, loved and secure. His previous owner, and the abuse Scooter suffered, is no longer part of his experience.
But how does healing from trauma occur? And what does this have to do with ministry? Or brokenness?
Like Scooter ~ and hopefully like you, I was rescued from a previous owner. The World. The World beat me up and chewed me out. I was in bondage, a slave, with no hope of escape. I needed Jesus to rescue me. And He did. My initial understanding was that Jesus had rescued me from Hell. Which is true. But escape from Hell is just the beginning. Jesus also rescued me from The World, from my dark and desperate thoughts, from my tired and broken emotions. Jesus rescued me from myself.
And He has used horses to change my broken paradigms about Him. Jesus has used horses to break the shackles of misbelief.
That is how brokenness can be beautiful. When Jesus breaks the walls around our hearts, well ... nothing is impossible.
Our tagline, rescued, redeemed, reconciled. says it all. If you are in Christ, you have been rescued. PERIOD. You have been redeemed.
You have been reconciled to His Life. It is all His deal, His work. We are the recipients and we get to either receive Him, or reject Him. He has created us to need Him.
I hope you will check out the rest of our website. Please let me hear from you if you have any questions or would like to know more about Beautiful Brokenness and how you can join us in our quest to take back our culture, one girl at a time!
Dancing in Him!
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