Reset Button, That is all it is!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation in your life that you felt like you were walking backwards, or had to start all over again?  Maybe you made progress in a job and got a demotion, or you had a huge savings account built to have to use it all, or maybe you lost your spouse through divorce or death.  When one or more of these situations happen in your life you sometimes have to start all over.

I have found myself in a Reset Button kind of situation, actually situations.

In electronics and technology, a reset button is a button that can reset a device. On video game consoles, the reset button restarts the game, losing the player’s unsaved progress. On personal computers, the reset button clears the memory and reboots the machine forcibly.

 

 

In 2010 I was living in Sapulpa OK in government housing and working two full time jobs to even pay for it.  I was wore out, discouraged, felt like a failure as a mom.  I had just started my ministry Mending Fences N Hearts and it was going strong, when I felt so overwhelmed and made a huge decision to move.  January 1st 2011 I moved to Purcell to stay with some friends and help on their ranch, work a job and try to pull my life together.  During this time my son was already living with his father, and had been since he was 9.  The kids dad and I had joint custody at this point in life, so my daughter decided at this point to move in with her dad as well.  My daughter felt she should finish her last two years of school with her brother.  So here is where life began to seem to move backwards, and sometimes spin in circles.

From 2011 to 2016 I lived with other people.  I was very blessed to stay in loving homes that were there for me and I could be there for them.  I helped on a horse ranch, stayed with a friend and drank coffee and laughed a lot, lived in a home where I learned to stretch myself and help with the ministry.  I then moved to another state all together.  I moved to Texas, on another ranch.  I helped with a ministry and was living the dream in Texas.  I was traveling in ministry and meeting people, making connections and life long friends.  However I was an entire state and half away from my kids.  My kids lived in the NE corner of Oklahoma and I lived almost in the middle of Texas.  I did a lot of traveling back and forth from Texas to see the kids and tried to make it every other weekend.

I had a great job while I was in Texas.  I had gotten myself out of debt and was doing great.  Then bam, first a wreck then shoulder surgery.  Well those bills begin to build and build.  I found another job, made a step to get my own place.  I upgraded even more from a little travel trailer to an apartment.  Oh and I also met myself a singing Cowboy for Jesus!  So during this time I was moving forward, new job, new home, money for bills, new man in my life and the ministry was going strong.

Well….first thing I lost my job, then my apartment, then a break up with my singing Cowboy.  As you can imagine I had one of those reset button moments.  At first I took up residency in a upper room in a church that was offered by some caring Pastors.  I spent a lot of time praying, crying and reading the word.  My temporary housing was running out and it was time for some decisions. First thing was my singing Cowboy and I we got back together and was going strong.  Then I had to pray about what next!  I moved back to the ranch with Mommajo and started my cleaning business back.  Now that was a for sure Reset button, because  I had not cleaned full time for myself since 2008.

 

So time was moving forward and things were going great.  I had ventured out into new levels of ministry and the singing Cowboy and I were closer than ever.  I had a place to call home and a business to build.  In January of 2015 my singing Cowboy asked me to be his wife.  Of course I said YES!!  Actually I said ummm yeah through tears lol.  So new journeys began.  We married in April of 2015.  We began to move around with jobs and continued on with ministry.

So lets fast forward through some details that are too much glory to the devil to share.  My work was not really able to stay steady and my bills were paid monthly because my singing Cowboy’s job was able to pay for us.  However it was very stressful with all our combined debt. There were circumstances in ministry that caused an added stress to our “dream marriage”, the normal part of getting to know each other, traveling with work and missing my children more and more.  Oh and added to all the above stress was watching my child grieve over the loss of two babies through miscarriage.

 

So I am fast forwarding through more details because all the junk is not important!  It is the way out of the junk that is most important!  So August 26th on a Sunday morning, I found myself in a very intimate place with God in worship.  I stood before him 5 months separated from my singing Cowboy, in financial ruins as far as credit goes, weight gained back that I had worked hard to lose and feeling like wow how did I get myself back in this mess.  Now in all this junk, God has been taking well care of me!  My business took off like wild fire here in Oklahoma.  Oh I forgot to mention that part.  I am now living in Oklahoma where my kids and family are.  I have a house that is filled with amazing things people have blessed me with.  I have family and friends that support me and love me and a granbaby on his way here in 3 months!!!

 

Okay back to my moment with God and my discussion with Jesus.  I have had to use some man made laws and tools to take care of the financial situation of debt from medical bills, and credit cards I lived on after my surgery.  I had to start over due to not working things out with our marriage at this point.  So when I said Jesus I am sorry that I got myself back into this mess and all that is happening.  These are the words I heard loud and clear ‘Your just hitting the reset button baby girl”!  Wow!!!  Talk about powerful, grace, love and compassion filled words from a loving God!

 

So here is where I stand today with the reset button!  My singing Cowboy and I have a date scheduled this weekend, I have an amazing home, a successful business, a ministry that is kicking back off strong for this fall, a strong wonderful family surrounding me, son and son in love who joined the Army National Guard to protect our country, a precious grandson on the way, and restoration in my mind and heart from years of wounds!  See God brought me back to my hometown in Welch OK.  I never thought I would ever be back here, and sure didn’t think I would love it and be loved by so many here.  Its silly that we think a place is the source of our pain and bitterness.  That place is actually in our minds…

 

Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.  Eph 4:23

So how do we reset the button!!  Do what you have to do and be spirit led when doing it.  Renew your minds in the word.  Worship the one who does the resetting!!!

 

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His Love Chases After You! 

If you have ever raised cattle or any form of livestock, you more than likely have hunted down and chased after a wondering stray! If you have had livestock, you may have not only chased a wandering stray, but you also had to go after a full blown runaway at full speed.  

I can see God doing just this in our lives!  

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I have wondered off the path so many times in my life. I have ran away at full speed, from God and His call on my life. God has always went after me. Sometimes God has just had to go after me with a little nudge or direction for me to get back on the path He had for me. There have been many times God has had to run after me at full speed and get ahead of me! He had to wave His arms in front of me to get me to stop and return to my path. 

Check out this video!  This has been me for sure lol


Psalm 23:6The Message (MSG)

6 Your beauty and love chase after me
    every day of my life.

I’m back home in the house of God

    for the rest of my life.
His BEAUTY and His LOVE chase after you!

Maybe it’s time we measure all things in our life with His kind of love!  
New International Version

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 

Matthew 18:12
Are we chasing after the strays and pursuing them with Gods love?  Or are we driving them further away with our judgment and ridiculing?

Here is another thought for all the single ladies out there!  Do you SEE the Fathers Love?  He gave His only son to chase you down and make you His own!!!  So is that man your chasing after chasing you down with Gods love???? 
Are we chasing our loved ones down with Gods pursuing love?  Are we making sure they don’t wonder off the path with out being covered in prayer and unconditional love? 
Let’s love one another back into the Kingdom and family of God!!  

He’s still in the mending business and He is always pursuing you!!! 

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Giddy Up And Go Or Get Left Behind 

Ever been on a trail ride and it seems you got the slowest horse of the bunch? 


Sometimes our life and our dreams can feel the very same way!  So what do you do when your feeling like your falling farther and farther behind?  You give yourself a little kick and and little spurring, just like you would do with that slow horse!  


How do you kick it up and spur yourself a little and get to moving forward?  

  1. Have you written your vision down to inspire you and daily remind you? “And then GOD answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.” ‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:2-3‬ ‭MSG‬
  2. Get in the Word and fill yourself up! “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”Joshua‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NLT‬
  3. Fellowship with others with like mindedness that will support your dreams and inspire you in God. Then you can do the same. “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”Hebrews‬ ‭10:25‬ ‭NLT‬
  4. Find an avenue to be mentored and inspired and mentor and inspire others. I follow people like Carol Hogner, Sandy Krakowski and Deborah Kessel, Elizabeth Inman and many more who believe and dream and live it! “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, Hebrews‬ ‭10:24‬ ‭NIV‬
  5. Don’t look back and run your race full speed ahead! “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:24-27‬ ‭NIV‬‬ “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”Philippians‬ ‭3:13-14‬ ‭NIV

Now this speed is what I’m talking about right here!!! 


Blessings,

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KIJS With Cassie Podcast With Guest Johnny Rowlett

Johnnys message is about getting real with yourself and digging in deeper with  God. He teaches that its about a deep non-superficial relationship with a God, that needs us to be whole and complete, so that He can use us fully to reach the lost with His message. Johnny Rowlett was Born in Tulia Tx, but lived most of his life in southern Arizona near Tombstone. In 2015 he has been nominated for the Inspirational Country Music Associations Male Vocalist and Evangelist of the year. Johnny is able to take his experiences with the western culture and his horse knowledge, along with his home spun humor and bring a different yet very compelling message to young and old alike. With his unique testimony and many original songs, his desire is to inspire people with the restorative message of Gods mercy and grace. His latest album “The Restoration Narrative” was released in September of 2015. It includes the Powersource Chart top 5 Singles “Turn Around” and “The Truth Is”. The Single “Turn Around was also nominated by the ICMAs for video of the year with almost 50,000 views in a year on Youtube.

To Learn more about Johnny Rowlett click here http://www.johnnyrowlett.com/bio

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Thank You Johnny for a powerful interview!!!

 

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