"Ask the animals and let them teach you ..." Job 12:7
Beautiful Brokenness is a Jesus centered discipleship and teaching ministry offering practical help for folks who desire a deeper awareness of, and intimacy with Jesus. This ministry has helped hundreds of God's children see the heart of The Shepherd and experience His Love in a whole new way
What can horses teach me about God?
How about dependence? My horses (like sheep) are utterly dependent upon the shepherd (me). I am utterly dependent upon Jesus. I am His. Most of the horses at Beautiful Brokenness have been rescued. Jesus has rescued me, and not just from Hell. Jesus has rescued me from my broken beliefs, emotions, patterns and thoughts.
My biggest challenge as a believer is that my experience does not always line up with what I know to be true. I KNOW God is good, all the time, but sometimes it doesn't feel that way. When I BELIEVE something that is not true, I experience anxiety or anger. What do I do with these negative emotions? I can use them to identify my thoughts and beliefs. When I understand how to take thoughts captive (before they take me captive), hold them up to Truth, and choose Life - then I experience authentic freedom. Regardless of my circumstances. In other words, Jesus is the Author and Finisher of my faith, not other people, circumstances, emotions or pain.
As the horses here learn a single most important truth their behavior changes, because their beliefs change. Once a horse believes that the law of predator and prey has been broken and that I am the source of safety, everything else changes.
When I do not believe that Jesus is sufficient in and for every single moment, I find myself caught up in a whirlwind of anxiety. When I do not know how to choose Life when my circumstances are very painful, I wind up worried, struggling to make sense of Truth through my lens of pain.
New Life Horsemanship is a unique and fresh approach to discipleship. If you love Jesus and horses, I hope you will join me for a transformational journey.
Horses are our modern day sheep and they help us see His Shepherd heart, His constant presence, and His perfect provision.
"Beautiful Brokenness Ministries truly has been life changing for me. The picture of brokenness Katy uses to show us how much God loves us truly opened my heart and mind to seeing God's love for me in a way like never before. I wish everyone could see the presentation live and in person. I highly recommend it to anyone, especially young women. "
"What makes Katy's ministry unique is that she conducts her counseling sessions from the lens of Equine-Assisted Discipleship. She's not just teaching me natural horsemanship and connection with my horse, but inviting the Holy Spirit (the ultimate counselor) to open my heart to the process of being refined, renewed, and healed by Jesus, while having the horses participate in this process. Katy has discipled me by helping me understand that Jesus is the source of life, relating His unconditional love for me through my experiences with my rescued horse, Naji."
"This is the real deal...authentic, down-to-earth, redemptive biblical truth that heals and changes us as women. What could be better? Oh....Just add horses!! God has used these metaphorical principles in my life and my 4 daughters' lives to keep us moving toward Jesus and his desire for healthy wholeness. We have had many opportunities to pass the teaching on to hurting women through our horses...gifts meant to be shared. BBM pays it forward and we can all pay Truth forward...and that's the multiplying power of the Cross."