Thursday, October 31, 2013


God has a way of showing up in an awesome way.  He is amazing.   I wasn't sure what I was going to blog about this week for my Online Bible Study #AConfidentHeart by Renee Swope and then God gave me exactly what to write about. There are days that I feel like I'm moving forward with my confidence.  However, there are other days that I feel I'm that little girl being called names, belittled and rejected by friends. I need to just take it one day at a time and trust in HIS #perfect and #priceless love. Tonight he showed me that I need to be like a little child and let JESUS be right by my side and move on!

I asked the boys (from the boys ranch) to write a paragraph so I could use it in the November Newsletter.  The end of the night I received a paragraph that two of them wrote together.  Just to give you a little background; one of these boys came to the ranch the end of April and the other the first of June. This was written at just the right time for me. This is what they came up with:

~ In the past four to five months we have been through some tough times. It has been hard to make changes to our lives, but we know that with help, encouragement and prayer we can get through this one step at a time. We were negative when we first got here until we excepted Jesus into our hearts as our Lord and Savior. We have made a lot of good and bad choices, and learned from all of them and we are moving on with our lives with Jesus by our side. ~ Jordan & Brandon

I need to remember even as a Christian of 25 years I'm going to make good and bad choices, and I need to learn from them and move on with Jesus by my side. He will always be by my side so I need to trust HIM and except the help, encouragement and prayers from sisters and brothers in Christ. 

Matthew 21:16 The Voice "Priests and Scribes: Do you hear what these children are saying?
Jesus: Yes. Haven’t you read your own psalter? “From the mouths and souls of infants and toddlers, the most innocent, You have decreed praises for Yourself.”
These boys showed me what they learned from "me" and "the other adults here in their life" that they can move on with Jesus by their side.  I Praise HIM for allowing me to pour into these boys lives so they can move forward and in turn they can remind me to move forward!

What about you are you ready to move forward?  He is waiting for you to hand the baton off to him and move forward in your life. 
Continually #movingforward and,


Tonya McCoy ~ Proverbs 31 Ministries OBS Team said...

I LOVE that.....Jesus, take my baton! How often do we just not want to let go of that baton & try to run the race all by ourselves. That sure gets us nowhere, huh? So thankful this morning we can hand that baton to Jesus! That is awesome that you are making such an impact in those boys lives. God Bless You Cathy!

Anonymous said...

I am so with you on this! It's so easy to beat ourselves up, even after 25 years for the bad choice we've made.

Shelly said...

Cathy, That is so awesome! Thank you for sharing the boys' note and also being transparent with your own story. Even in our imperfect choices, God's love never changes. He offers forgiveness of our sins and grace for our journey. I am #MovingForward with you ...with Jesus by my side! Blessings!~Shelly (OBS Leadership/Blog Hop Team)

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