Bringing Hope and Healing through Rescued Horses – Kim Meeder Part 2

it doesn’t matter how barren property is
or horses are or human hearts are before Jesus Christ
you can always recover always when you turn to him welcome to the focus on the family
broadcast helping families thrive we’re gonna start today with more wonderful
stories of how God’s creation is declaring the truth of God’s Word right
there in front of kaminer husband Troy on their ranch there in Oregon Kim
welcome back it’s so good to be here I just like you have the Lord vibe man
it’s just all over you and it’s wonderful I love being around you for
that reason just that enthusiasm you’ve seen dozens hundreds of stories and I
want to hear more of that because it encourages my heart and at the same time
I’m sure you’ve learned some models that help you what does that model look like
that wisdom that God has given you what do you share with a 15 year old boy
who’s saying whatever uh-huh just is down on the world because
he’s not cotton he’s not caught a break you know my husband and I are learning
and growing every day and the more we learn the more you realize how much we
need to and I’m so grateful that we serve a God of grace and that His mercy
never ends and what he’s calling us to do is to just press in press in I heard
a quote about a year ago and I’ve thought of it every day and it’s
transforming our lives and it’s transforming our ministry and this quote
was from a pastor in Africa and his name is surprise and he said in his beautiful
African accent the spirit of the Living God the Holy Spirit is like a great
mighty river you do not tell the river where to flow do not do this instead you
jump in and you go where he takes you and we’re learning to go where the Holy
Spirit wants to go and to follow him where he wants to go in all of my
travels as Judy and my dear friend and assistant travel we hear the same
resounding theme how do you know what God wants you to do how do you know
God’s call on your life how do I know when I’m in a
situation with a 15 year old that’s rolling their eyes how do I know when
I’m in a conversation with a colleague that says I don’t believe in God that’s
just stupid that you do are you weak how do we what do i do what do I do and what
the Lord is speaking in I see the whole world in pictures in my very very simple
mind I’m so grateful Jesus taught in parables cuz I get that I can see it and
James 1:5 it can’t be more clear you want to know God’s plan for your life
ask him he’ll tell you but then just do what he says
don’t say oh that’s too hard next oh that’s too scary next oh that will make
me feel embarrassed next it really boils down to just pray listen and do what he
says most believers are pretty good at the
praying some believers are pretty good at the listening and very few are really
pursuant in the doing and that’s the hands and feet of the gospel of Jesus
Christ and in the fruit of the Spirit is just that overflow of being in his
presence the doing isn’t it’s not militant it’s the overflow of being in
the presence of the Living God and so as I’m learning how to just go with the
flow of God through Jesus Christ in his spirit just ask him now not long ago
once had been a couple years ago I was at a women’s conference and I was the
speaker and it was between sessions and women were surrounding and and yes I was
talking and signing books and this lady rushes up she’s out of breath she’s been
running and she reaches over everyone and says can you sign this book for my
friend she doesn’t think she can come today and instantly the Lord said this
is very important she’s been running this is very important and as I opened
the book and started to sign I was completely stopped by the Holy Spirit
and my prayer was nothing more than Lord what do you want and what I started to
write was the most horrible poem in in the world because the most gag atrocious
Larke greeting-card home it was terrible roses are red violets are blue
it was worse I wrote something like this is a woman I’ve never met I love you
more than all the stars in the sky I love you more than all the sand in the
sea all this love together is the love we share you and me it was terrible god
bless love kim wrote some verses and i’m thinking in my mind are you serious this
is awful I hand it to the woman she grabs it I hold on like and then I let
it go and my first thought confession was oh no Lord I just made such a fool
out of both of us and the Lord just smiled and said honey I’m God
can’t make a fool out of me and so at the end of the conference you know
there’s just a sweet crush of people coming up and praying and talking and
timing and there’s this very long line and I look at the end of the line and
there’s a woman at the end of the line and she’s wrecked just wrecked her face
is swollen it’s soaking wet her shirts soaking wet she’s just vibrating I can
see her and I look at her and I point at her I see you don’t go and it took me
almost an hour to get through the crowd and I’m coming I’m coming don’t you
leave and finally she comes up she was the last one in line and she’s just full
body trembles and she was holding her hands next to her chest under her chin
and that’s when I saw she was holding a book and then she opens the book it’s
the horrible poem book great you made her cry and she points at it and she and
she can’t even speak and this fresh full out of tears just flows down her face
and she’s just said how did you know how did you know this is what my mother
prayed over me every night when I was a child how did you know this my mother
just died and I’m so lost without her and I’ve been begging Jesus if you’re
real Jesus if you’re real will you show me in a way that I know that that you
see my pain and that you love me and you see my breaking heart and will you come
and heal my heart and now he has and now I know
there is no education there’s no certification there’s no program on the
planet that can do that right when we follow the Holy Spirit and not all those
things are good things they’re tools in the tool belt but there is no wisdom of
men that can usurp the power and the leadership of the Holy Spirit he wants
us to follow him where he wants to go John 4:23 and 24 says God is spirit and
he’s looking for anybody anybody who will worship Him in spirit and in truth
follow him where he wants to go and we get so wrapped around the axle of him I
don’t know about that and that’s kind of scary and kind of outside the box and
and it might it might make me feel embarrassed recently I was working on a
project that I need I needed two picture frames and I’m learning to invite the
Lord in so Lord where do you want me to go by picture frames and the answer was
strangely immediate goodwill and so I went and very quickly got some picture
frames and headed to the counter and just before I got there there was only
one person there and I heard her say to her customer I’m sorry I don’t know how
to do this I have to call the manager so now it’s all jammed up and this employee
cuts in front of me so close she almost knocks my basket out of my hands
she’s really sure she’s got flaming red hair and fiery blue eyes and she’s mad
mad and she comes around and I’m like oh dear Lord and she’s like did you find
everything you need and I put my basket on the counter yes she gets a phone call
and she slams it down did you find everything you need actually I found
more than I need and I shared with her very quickly I’m getting ready to go do
a speaking to her and found things I didn’t know I needed that’s great so
what do you speak on and at this point she still hasn’t looked at me
and I I just told her that I speak about hope and she’s thinking about that and
just a thumbnail of the ranch and then this little woman rocks back on her
heels and says I’m so glad that you talked to people about hope because I’m
sick and tired she’s yelling in my face I’m
sick and tired that nobody takes responsibility for anything anymore and
I’m sick of it I’m sick of it she’s shouting in my face and I’m just
standing there just saying dear Lord Jesus what do you want me to do right
and like a bell on a winter’s day I heard his voice say I want you to point
blank her with what I’ve done for you God are you serious look at her she’s
mad she’s not gonna receive it the guy behind me is mad
everybody’s mad really Lord this is not a good time this is not a okay okay okay
I’m going in and I look at her name little name on her little blue smock and
it said angel angel you’re right I’m so glad that I get to share about
hope hope is so vitally important to our life that I remember the moment the very
day and moment that genuine hope came into my heart and it was the same day
that my dad murdered my mom and took his own life because that’s the day that I
met Jesus Christ the author of a hope and she just went oh look she stood
there for like a day and finally she exhales her beautiful blue eyes start to
raise and they’re flooding with tears and in this tiny little broken girl’s
voice she looks right in my face right in my eyes and she said anybody when I
was 12 my mom killed herself right in front of me and all I did was just open
my arms and she came right over the counter and just buried in my neck and I
just hugged her she’s kneeling on the counter in a Goodwill store in Central
Oregon and in that moment hope was found you want to know how to live your life
for Christ and what God wants you to do what the whole purpose of your life is
it’s easy you pray you listen and you do what the Holy Spirit tells you to do and
that’s when you will see the release of his glory where he just gets to go where
he wants to go anyone who knows Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior you pray
you listen and you do and then get ready to see his glory Kim I think a lot of
people are sitting listening going wow that’s a dynamic life I mean somehow
you’re special somehow the Lord has touched you in a
way that he hasn’t touched me or the person listening why is that not
accurate and why do you not have to be special to be used by God
well-said we’re just the vessel that carries the special spirit of the Living
God and when we are present in his presence
that’s where the special comes in it’s not us it’s all him where his spirit is
there’s freedom and all the fruit of his spirit and as as we learn how to jump in
that river of who he is and be immersed and filled with his love his joy his
hope his peace everything that he is that overflow flows through us and
transforms the environment and the atmosphere around us that’s what he
wants to do through every believer is to release first John his light love and
life into the world that’s why we’re alive and walking on the earth today is
to carry that living presence of the Spirit of the Living God amen into your
unique world and release him and watch everything change
that’s so good I’m just grinning from ear to ear going do you tell it like it
is you know with the ranch as it was developing and I want to get a nun date
before we leave today yeah and yet there was the one story that so gripped me I
mean had all of us in tears last time you are here and that is the story of
Matt and it’s kind of for me it’s it’s just
such a wonderful story of redemption tell us about Matt Matt was part of a
group that was coming from the juvenile justice department and they came to the
ranch for seven years every week and these were young men who were all high
school age who had committed offense they were in prison and they had all
earned the right to come to the ranch through good behavior and we never knew
what had happened or what infractions they had done and one day they were
coming in and one of the counselors called me ahead of time and said Matt is
coming it’s his first time I just want you to know his backstory and she said
that what I can tell you is that his mother loved drugs more than him and
when she was pregnant she did a lot of them and Matt was born with a deformed
arm and a deformed hand and this young man has been fighting with the world his
whole life trying to prove that I am NOT a freak and he’s been in and out of the
system his whole life and he’s coming to the ranch today for the first time and
so we prayed over him every day I have the greatest staff on the planet Earth
and every day before the kids come they gather and and at that time I was able
to gather with them and we pray name by name over everyone coming to the ranch
and the boys came early so I left them and walked down to greet these boys and
I didn’t hear this but I did see it there was six boys and a counselor and
as they walked up I’m you know welcome to the ranch we’re so glad to have you
guys here and all the thing that I was saying and I saw this young man who was
actually 200 pounds not a boy as big as I am plus and I saw him get down in his
counselors face and what I was later told is he looked at her and said
doesn’t she know who I am yeah she knows and I as I continued to greet them and
close the distance between us I saw him gently take her by the elbow and turn
her to face him and he bent down and got up in her face and very gently said
doesn’t she know that I’m bad and she said yeah she knows and he was just
grappling with the love of Jesus that doesn’t make sense it doesn’t make sense
and it knows no boundary or definition it just roars and as he was coming into
that spirit of love of the one who made him and was drawing him he was grappling
and so I came up into this group and we did all the stupid bumps and handshakes
and the filthy grips and I was very aware that Matt did not want me to see
his arm or his hand and he stood turned so I could not see that and I noticed
and I just prayed Jesus lead on and at that point we had just brought home the
worst case of starvation in the history of the 22 years of crystal peaks youth
ranch this horse on the day of her rescue was a three and a half year old
Quarter Horse thoroughbred all the horse people will know that’s a big horse
that’s sixteen hands and twelve hundred pounds all day long on the day of this
horse’s rescue she was less she was about 14 hands and she weighed less than
400 pounds you can almost put your hands around this horses flanks
she was so emaciated that she had grown this rampant lanugo which is excess body
hair trying to hold in heat and in our cold mountain country it didn’t work and
she had these huge flaps of necrotic skin that had frozen and was peeling off
it was it was the most horrible thing I’d ever seen except for the bones at my
feet of the horses it had died and she was home and she was recovering and we
put her in the back of our ranch because people had to be prepared for what they
were going to see and so I told the boys she’s in the process of socialization
she’s very shy she’s very gentle can you just come and say hello and then I’ll
release you for your day and there yeah sure whatever
and so we bring him in the corral and they’re standing in a semicircle and I’m
with him so there’s seven of us and she was in she was behind a wall of a wind
shelter and they couldn’t see her and very quickly they were
word and how this is so boring and and so all of a sudden this little head
leans around the wall and she looks out at them and it was like watching a faun
step out into a clearing and she just came up so quiet in this little nose and
she stopped right in the middle of all of us and one at a time she would
stretch her nose out and smell us and then pull her head back and think about
that and then stretch her nose out and smell another and pull her head back and
think about that and she did this to everyone including me and because Jesus
is Lord I watched this emaciated horse drop her chin straight down so the front
of her face was vertical and she took two steps forward and pushed her
forehead against Matt’s chest she chose him and he didn’t know what to do and he
kind of put his palms up in the air like uh what do I do and he kind of started
beating her on the top of the head patting her yeah and I grabbed his wrist
and I said nono just make little circle she really likes that and all the other
boys were excused I gave Matt brushes he stayed there he
answered every question of mine with great respect and honor he never looked
at me again and it was this it was as if this object that had chosen him would
disappear and he would lose her I just have to stay with her and at the end of
the day when the boys had to go back to prison
we couldn’t find Matt and a short search we found him right where we left him in
this corral with this recovering horse and so he went back in in the following
week his counselor called me and said something has happened to Matt and my
first response was Jesus know he was doing so good he’s doing so well please
Lord know and she said that when we went back into incarceration he just pulled
away from everyone and he stopped eating and he stopped talking and she said he
would say things to me like I need to talk to you but not yet and she said it
took me a couple days to realize he needed privacy this young man has 200
pounds and six feet tall and as a woman counselor she had to arrange that and
she said finally we sit down in this room and
this huge young man just slumps into this chair and she said these giant
tears were just streaming down his face and he grabbed his shirt in front of his
heart in a handful and he just started to speak through his tears my heart my
heart something is happening to my heart I never knew that anyone in this world
could ever love me or believed in me and now I know that if the people and the
horses that live on that hill can believe in me and love me but now it’s
time for me to start believing in myself a life can change in a moment and you
never know when that moment is going to be as those who love Jesus Christ for
you and I to speak his love and his hope and his truth into the hearts of the
broken we never know where those arrows of love are going to go but what we do
know is that the words of Isaiah 55 are true and that God’s Word never returns
to him void it doesn’t matter if we see it or not it only matters that we pull
back with all our might and release those arrows into the broken around us
that was the day that Matt’s life transformed he’s out of the system he’s
doing great he came to the ranch a couple of years later and he walked up
the hill and said made her picked me up like a stack of potatoes and hugged me
and dropped me and then looked around and said where’s my horse a lion can
change in a moment because of the love of Jesus Christ speechless I mean it’s
just such an awesome story and that’s what God can do in your life honestly
and it’s just a matter of opening your heart to and I hope you will do that if
you’ve never done it that’s what I’m here and can talk about today and it’s
so beautiful so beautiful man the quick update on the youth ranch
where yeah what is the Lord done over these
years what’s happening today oh my goodness the ranch has gone from nine
acres of cinder pit to a hundred and five acres of farmland and we are moving
at a fast pace towards self sustainability and providing for the
families in need that are coming to the ranch and in the 22 years of the ranches
existence we’ve helped to shoulder with others to start about 200 other ranches
like ours in the United States and in Canada and over ten I think it’s a dozen
now in foreign nations and that is what following the spirit of the Living God
can do from a rock pit in the middle of Oregon to around the world his love and
his hope knows no boundary except for what we place in front of him and if we
if we will just jump into the river of his presence only then will you see
where he wants to go beautiful I mean so good man John you need to take it away
because I’m a mess over here so Kim thanks for being with us again a
celebration of that 40th anniversary you are just you’re amazing and the Lord has
used you in such amazing ways we serve an amazing guy amen and say hi to Troy
give him a big hug one big guy – another big guy yes but that’s just so sweet
what you guys have done and what the Lord will continue to accomplish through
you amen thank you for your faithfulness and yours hey I’m John fuller and thanks
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6 thoughts on “Bringing Hope and Healing through Rescued Horses – Kim Meeder Part 2

  1. thank you for sharing your story Kim Meeder. So touching to hear all the people and horses your saving through the love of Jesus.

  2. Kim Meeder, I had the priviledge of interviewing you for an article way back in 2008? Wonderful then, wonderful it..

  3. When I listen to her, I see how God uses her, & how she 'jumps into that river & lets it flow'; & with the Faith Message, & all the gifts of the spirit, & the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, & even 'healing' ministries, & prophesies, & all the dynamic things that the church DOES participate in; what Kim participates in , in facilitating the Spirit of God to touch people's lives in the heart in that deep way that is SOO necessary & in that way that people are so wishing that this kind of thing were really possible, it has been sadly missing in the church. Everyone is so worried about being so spiritual & showing how good they hear from God, that they aren't really listening to people, really, at all! THIS IS A VITAL MISSING INGREDIENT. There are SO MANY 'in' the church that still are 'crippled' & feel 'less than'-wounded, haven't found the way to get what they need from God, feeling forgotten or that they have fallen thru the cracks still; that have been saved for YEARS!; let alone reaching out to & being in a position to help 'the lost in this world' KNOW the Love of God in a most true way. Nobody wants to 'go there', or, should I say, no one wants to 'take the time' to go there; oh, they';; 'give them THE WORD; THEY'LL lay hands on them, & just tell them to go their merry way, giving thanks to God & praise him & eventually it'll manifest, but…… never seems to manifest……(and many more reasons people don't get what they need from their Heavenly FAther) because it takes a real 'dying to self' to allow Jesus to use them as a vessel to stand in certain spots, to allow this kind of thing to happen in other people's lives; when it hasn't even happened in me & you.

  4. Love horses to did volunteer at riding for disabled and giving horses second chance and healing for the children children that didn't smile and then seeing how excited they got and lifting there confidence

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