Monday, May 20, 2024

Favorite Chef Voting BEGINS NOW

 Hello! 

Most of you know I love to cook.   Well, I did something......

I wanted to ask you all a favor, please!   I have entered into a contest for the next Favorite Chef.   The prize money is $25,000 and the cover of Taste of Home Magazine.  And if I succeed there, then I get to go to New York and cook with professional Chefs!  It is based on the most number of votes! 


I would really love your support as we could use the prize money for bills.  

Here's the link to vote - 


https://favchef.com/2024/michele-cole

Thank you so very much!!!  

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.   I am looking for people who might want to host a Tasting Party - you can earn free food without even spending anything.  

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:

     Ken & Michele Cole, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840  (preferable as the options below will tax us) 

     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through 

Paypal - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840

     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.

     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212

     Phone 913 310 0279

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.


Vision

God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  

The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 

We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 

In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Don't Give Up!

 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20 

Are you going through a long difficult season?  Are you weary beyond weary?  Do you wonder if God will ever bring you through your circumstances?  Are you wavering in any hope for things to change?    

If you answered yes to these questions, you are NOT alone!  Wave after wave, people in the body of Christ are being pummeled.   Some have health issues that look dire.  Some like me deal with chronic pain that is so intense it makes me cry often.  Some have wayward children that are so far from God, it seems impossible they'll ever know the Lord.  Some have crushing financial burdens wondering how they will pay their bills or buy groceries. It seems like all of hell has been unleashed on those who are sold out to the Lord.   There are so many reasons I could go on an on.   

My heart aches.  I have great compassion and use that as a fragrant offering of intercession.   Today a friend of mine sent me this over Facebook.  I have NOT talked to her in years.  

 The Lord clearly told me to pray for you out of my own need. Like, lay down my own need and pray for your healing. So I believe with all my heart it will be finished. Hi there! I’ve been following your updates and praying for you. Intentionally, not just saying it! I sensed to say to you today “you will live and not die, and may the curse that is over you be broken in Jesus name. May the stone roll away providing a resurrected life you have ever known. I care about you

This was probably the most kind thing someone could do for me.  This is the kindest thing we could do for others.   Many are on the verge of giving up.  Many are on the verge of suicide.  Many are at wit's end.   Only God is the answer and God doesn't seem to mind the length of time it's taking.  

I'm back in the book of Job and I felt the Lord said take a deep dive into it.  I've only just started but it's a book of the Bible I relate to and have read numerous times.   I feel the Lord is already speaking to me and wants me to bring a message of hope through it.  

In just the first few chapters..... we find that the Lord spoke to Satan himself and said have you seen my servant Job??   The Lord volunteered Job to be attacked.  That goes against many peoples theology.   Next, Job's wife has already told him to curse God.   Isn't that just like the enemy to use someone we know to have us turn against God.   The enemy has been studying us for a long time.  He has so many tricks up his sleeve to keep us discouraged, hopeless and ready to give up.  Believe me, I know firsthand.  

 I have been going through the most intense mental and physical battle recently.  The pain levels are over the top.  I described it to a friend this way.  Picture this - someone is standing in front of you inches from your face and they are screaming at the top of their lungs at you.  Would you be able to focus on anything else other than their screaming?   That's how intense the pain is.  It's screaming!!!!  It's consuming and I hate it!   Chapter 3 of Job talks about how he wished he was never born.  He didn't curse God.    Have you felt that way?   Me too! 

When we are going through excruciating or painful circumstances, it's easy to blame God. It's easy to say where are you God?  Why are you not taking this away?  Why did this happen, yada yada yada!    It's easy to give up!   It's easy to want life to end!  (That's not the answer)  

God's ways are not ours - that's for sure!   His timing is not ours either!  We don't understand the why's and how come's.   But He does.  His purpose is far greater than what we could even imagine.  We don't have any clue the depth of faith He is growing in us, or the ability to reach someone and minister to them because of what we are or have gone through.  We do not know the impact our lives are making to those around us.  People are watching us whether we realize it or not.   People are seeing Jesus or they are not.   Are we going to allow the storms of this life to make us bitter or better?  Are we going to trust God when we don't understand? 

What our part is, in my opinion, is to go deeper in the Lord. To seek Jesus, not His hand. (That's hard).   Our part is to STAND on His promises and know that HE is a good God!  

Our part is to love others where they are.  Not necessarily advice but just sit with them, lend an ear, lend a shoulder to cry on.  Pray for them. Reach out to them and let them know God is right there with them.  He hasn't forgotten you or me.   He's in the midst of it all.  

This past week - not only did I have the friend mentioned above, but I had another reach out to me to recommend someone to do ministry with me.  I think they were concerned I'd say no.... but instead I jumped all over it and am scheduled.   I had two different prayer ministries CALL me to pray over the phone.   God knows where I'm at.  Barely hanging on but still I am.   He knows where you are at and He knows what you need.   These little things has given me some hope to hold on - and the fortitude to keep moving forward.  

Let's be LOVE and KINDNESS to those around us!   Let's show mercy and grace and help people overcome.  You have NO idea the BATTLE they are in.   If there is someone you can reach out to, share some of your time, talent, treasure or touch, please do!  Don't delay!  Their life may depend on YOU and your obedience.  

And one thing for sure - God is NOT wasting this time.  He has great plans for each of us and He is and will continue to use us to reach a lost and hurting world.   There is a greater purpose in ALL of this!   Remember the end of the book of Job - He was rewarded and given greater!   We will be too! 

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.  2 Chronicles 15:7 

Father, I pray in the name of Jesus for ALL who are going through difficult times.  I ask that Your mighty hand be upon their life.  I speak hope and courage and strength to persevere, but moreso I pray your mercy and grace will overtake their circumstances.  I speak life, healing and wholeness to all who need a touch.  I speak your divine provision for those with financial needs.  I pray that you would change the trajectory of their lives with just one word from your lips.  God come show up and show off.  Let the world know that YOU are their God.  We pray in the  name of Jesus!  Amen 


Prayer points - 

I am still looking for work - from home and/or an increase in my Thrive Life business.   Due to the intense pain from plantar fasciitis and the back pain, working outside the home is becoming more difficult.  I've applied everywhere and yet no open doors (yet).    God has always been faithful to bring me the work He knows I can do.    I  wish I could qualify for disability, but unsure. I've applied and have been denied as I haven't "worked" enough in the last 15 years.  We are trusting Him for our daily provision and needs.      Pray for my healing!   

So appreciate you all.  Thank you for your continued love and prayers.   And I am here if you need prayer.  Reach out! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.   I am looking for people who might want to host a Tasting Party - you can earn free food without even spending anything.  

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:

     Ken & Michele Cole, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840  (preferable as the options below will tax us) 

     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through 

Paypal - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840

     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.

     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212

     Phone 913 310 0279

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.


Vision

God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  

The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 

We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 

In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  



Thursday, March 7, 2024

A TIME OF CLEANSING, REPENTANCE AND EXPOSURE!

Romans 2:4 ESV Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Hello!   It's been a while since my last blog.  Today, I feel so burdened and grieved with what we are seeing in the Church.  It's not a surprise to me but it deeply saddens me.  

What am I talking about?   I'm talking about ministry leaders, worship leaders and others falling from grace.   I'm talking about the ones that have been confronted repeatedly and still choose not to repent and get right with the Lord.    

For over a decade the Lord has been highlighting people - many I know - that are not right with Him; are teaching heresy; false prophetic and more.   My job was to intercede for them.  Period!   It wasn't my job to expose them.  It wasn't my job to gossip.     I have seen some step down and get right.  Hallelujah!  Some, still hiding in their deception and others yet exposed but not willing to change.  

I prayed that they would see their ways, the deception they've fallen into and turn.  And for some, that when the Lord would finally expose in His great mercy, they would have the right response.  A response to take responsibility, have accountability and get healed up.  

God looks for a humble and contrite heart.  We must be correctable and teachable.  We must be willing to be transparent and open (not with everyone) but with those we are in relationship with.    I'm not perfect by any means and I don't have it all together, but I do give permission to those in relationship with me to help me see my blind spots and to help me overcome them.  I ask the Lord often to search me and know me and point out anything that offends Him.   I then repent and ask for His help to avoid that pitfall again.  

God in His kindness will always try and get our attention first through our quiet time with Him, or in dreams or vision but when that doesn't work,  He sends others, others that have been shown exactly what is going on.  And if that doesn't work, He brings public and humiliating exposure.  Ouch! 

I reached out to Bob Sorge as I have long respected and valued his teaching and maturity in the Lord.  I wanted to know how he stays strong and healthy in the Lord.     He shared with me this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzTv2YPYk0o.   I highly recommend it.  He has 5 amazing points to make.  Though he is talking about what happened at IHOP it's the 5 lessons we can learn from Bob that really speaks to me and hopefully to you as well.    In a nutshell (but listen to his teaching please)

1. We need to guard our heart against sin.  Guard how we speak to others in the body of Christ.  We need not worry about the speck in other people's eyes, but deal with the log in ours!

2. We need to extend mercy to everyone who is sinning!!  That's everyone.  That's you and that's me.  God will have mercy on us as we have mercy on others.  Even when we blow it or make wrong decisions, God's mercy is new every morning.  Let's extend that same mercy (be like Christ).  

3. We need to be patient with our leaders.  We need to pray for our leaders, our pastors and anyone in influence.  

4.  We must not have any secrets before God or others!!  We need to confess it and bring it into the light!   Judas had secrets.  He kept stuffing them and satan entered him uninvited which then led to his destruction.  Peter had issues but he was an open book.  He lived in the light.  Satan had to ask permission to sift him like wheat.  We need to deal with what's in our hearts.  No secrets!!

5. We need to respond the way Jesus did in John 13:31 so that the Son of Man can be glorified.  God can be glorified in our crushing.  We need to love one another.  It's time to love.  Love everyone!  We need to sow seed with our love for Christ and others! 

Ken had a vision a few weeks ago that he shared with our church.  He felt it was for him and for the Church as well.   His vision was simply that there was a beef tenderloin and the Lord was trimming it.  It takes a sharp knife and time to trim it into something beautiful.  He also saw a 1/2 a cow and it was being cut up into different pieces.  His interpretation was that the Lord was going to start cutting and trimming him (and the Church).   

If you are living in sin or are keeping a secret of some kind, please humble yourself and turn from your sin.  Seek help.  Talk to someone who you are comfortable with but who will speak the Truth in Love and help you overcome.   

If God is nudging you to make something right with someone, then do it!  Don't wait another day.  

God is all about mercy and grace  to those that are humble.  He resists the proud. He will eventually expose the proud.  Allow Him to trim off anything that is not in line with His
Word in your life.  Allow Him to cut out the gristle and fat.  

  It's time we allow Him to cleanse us and prepare us to be His pure spotless bride.   He is coming..... we must be ready!!  

If you have need of prayer, please reach out! 

Prayer request please:

Ken had to have emergency dental work which is a pretty hefty bill.  

Ken broke (by accident) the glass in our back door which is also a pretty hefty bill

Ken has to have new glasses as his eyesight has changed drastically.

I am looking for work - from home and/or an increase in my Thrive Life business.   Due to the intense pain from plantar fasciitis and the back pain, working outside the home is becoming more difficult.  I've applied everywhere and yet no open doors (yet).    God has always been faithful to bring me the work He knows I can do.    I  wish I could qualify for disability, but unsure.  Praying into this and asking the Lord to direct.. and yet still trusting Him for our daily provision and needs.      Pray for my healing - that would be even better!  

We might be being trimmed and cut??  :)  

So appreciate you all.  Thank you for your continued love and prayers.  

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.   I am looking for people who might want to host a Tasting Party - you can earn free food without even spending anything.  

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:

     Ken & Michele Cole, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840  (preferable as the options below will tax us) 

     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through 

Paypal - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840

     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.

     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212

     Phone 913 310 0279

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.


Vision

God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  

The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 

We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 

In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Are You Being Led Astray?

You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? Galatians 5:7 

Is there a person you know and love that is a gifted Bible teacher?  Maybe someone in your life that you can trust whatever he or she says?  

Do you think it's possible that you could be led astray by this person? Most wouldn't even consider this option.  

Casting Crowns has a song that really spoke to me when I first heard it years ago.  Here's just an excerpt from the lyrics - 

As darkness pulls the strings

Be careful little feet where you go
For it's the little feet behind you
That are sure to follow
It's a slow fade
When you give yourself away
It's a slow fade
When black and white have turned to grey
Songwriters: John Mark Hall
Slow Fade lyrics © My Refuge Music, Be Essential Songs

Over the years, friends would text me and say "you need to watch so and so".  Often I had never even heard of them.  Before I would consider watching, I would pray and the Lord would give me discernment.  More often than not, He would tell me NO.   I wouldn't know why in that moment, but over time, I would be shown.   The same is true for people we used to have at our house for ministry meetings.  People we love and trust.  The Lord had us fade away from some of these folks.  I began seeing some odd things.  Things that didn't settle with my spirit.  Again, caution from the Lord.    

Now you don't always throw the baby out with the bath water, but instead pray for them.  Pray for their eyes to be opened.  Pray for God to reveal HIs truth to them so that they will not continue in a path of deception and for others not to be led astray.   That's what I'm being called to in this season.   In 2014 the Lord showed me to pray for blind eyes open and deaf ears open and over the past almost 10 years, He has revealed more and more deception in the Church and in our world.  
One of the things the Lord showed me early on in my walk was not to hop from conference to conference, prophetic or otherwise.  I was to seek Him on whether I could go or not.   I see so many people that are "conference/prophetic" groupies.   They want the next "now" word.  Facebook is horrific for this.  Every person  thinks they are a prophet.  Feel good words that could apply to just about anyone.  The sad part is the followers of these people  grab onto these words and end up becoming hopeless and discouraged because they didn't come to fruition as "prophesied".  The other thing I hear about lately from every "voice" out there is we are in a new era.  God is doing a new thing and they are the only ones God is giving revelation too.  And they want you to buy into this new revelation!  

Ecclesiastes 1:9 says there is NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN.    Are these people glorifying God or glorifying man?  Are they lifting up the name of Jesus or are they talking about what they can do?  I wouldn't want to hear this when I arrive in heaven - Matthew 7:21-23 
Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!
I love the prophetic.  I love it when God reveals His heart and character to someone.  I love the transformation, the healing and the fruit it brings.  I am not against it.  What I am not excited about is when "ministers" have people crawling around on the floor looking for gold dust or feathers coming out of nowhere.   God may allow for these manifestations on rare occasions but I'm pretty confident we aren't to be on the floor looking for them.  
Many are being led astray.  They are being taught they can project themselves into other places - that's called astral projection and if you do the research on that - it's demonic.  It's not of God.   Here's a good article on it https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/what-does-the-bible-say-about-astral-projection.html     Another real concern is that people are being told they can go to heaven anytime they want.   Again, this is something that God may do but it's rare.  It's not something to be sought after.  This simply is not healthy!   Doors get opened by doing this stuff - wrong doors - and they are doors YOU won't be able to close when you realize the Truth about it.  Only God will be able to shut the doors for you.  It will take repentance and some deliverance ministry.   Oh this stuff sounds good and might even look good.   It might even bring some initial "fruit" like say a smile or joy, but is there lasting fruit - fruit that lines up with the Scripture.  Does it bring transformation to your life in a godly way?   Does it bring healing to an area of your life? 
I know people who have been "translated" but it wasn't because they asked for it.  It was because God wanted to use them somewhere else.  I don't doubt these experiences, because I feel I might have had one.  I remember one night I was lying in bed, half asleep half not.  Suddenly I was on what was called the Gaza Strip.  I was standing on a street corner and I was praying against a suicide bomber not 50' from me.   The next morning when I got on my computer, back in the days yahoo had a ticker running across the bottom of my screen and it caught my eye.  It said "suicide bomber" was diverted on the Gaza Strip.   Wow!!  Now was I there?  I don't know.  Was I dreaming? Maybe.  The experience was very real.  But it was all God!  It had nothing to do with me seeking it out.  All I knew was I felt led to pray against the bomber and I did and it was diverted. I had never heard of the Gaza Strip prior to this.  Ken has had several experiences where he felt like he was in heaven and each time there was healing, cleansing, deliverance and such an awe of the Lord Jesus.  They might have been visions or a dream or real.  Only God knows.  The fruit was the evidence of it being legitimate.  

The Bible is clear that many will be deceived in the last days!   That means even the ones you know and trust.   It is so vital to ask the Lord for the gift of discerning of spirits and to seek wisdom in your decisions.  Even decisions about who you listen to, follow or even the church you go to.   Who you surround yourself with will have a direct impact on your walk with the Lord, good or bad!! 


The Christian must have a spiritual radar that detects the difference not only between bad and good but also among good, better, and best. 

          —Dennis Swanberg

Discernment is not just recognizing the good, better, best or bad, but it's also not doing what the Word of God says.  Many are deceived because of their own lack of understanding, lack of obedience to the Word.   The Bible is not just a book we can pick and choose what we want.  Each verse is a promise, a command and an instruction of how we should live, be and act!  

We also have to get our eyes OFF of the gifts and the manifestations of the gifts but instead.....

Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.  We need to spend time in His Presence, getting back to our first love!  We need to get back to the HOLY FEAR OF THE LORD. The awe of the LORD!!  We need to know His Word so much that if someone says something, we will immediately recognize it's not of God.    As we abide in the Lord, we bear fruit John 15.  When we are washed in the Word, our life reflects it, our actions and words manifest godly things.  Signs and wonders will follow - but we need to be sanctified in Truth! 


My prayer is that in these last days, we will ALL seek the Lord on a deeper level than we've ever known.  That God will open our eyes and give us great wisdom and discernment.   And if you recognize something is off, pray for that person.  Pray for those following them.  Ask the Lord to intervene!!  

Prayer/Praise

Ken - please pray for Ken to have continuous work through the winter.  


Michele - please continue to pray for healing.  

Ministry -  God has been giving us some pinpoint words of knowledge for others and have seen instant healing.  We are continuing to go deeper with our Church and homegroup - and growing.  

Praise - Love Montana more than I can express.  I thank God almost daily for the views, the people and the simpler life.   I do miss my KC restaurants and some conveniences... so if you're coming for a visit, don't be surprised if I have you bring a care package.  :) 

I am so thankful for those who reach out and ask me to pray.  It's such an honor.     Recently at church a testimony came forth someone was healed of cancer who was on hospice.  They said the Lord took them to heaven in a vision and showed her it was because of the prayers of the Saints.   

Let's keep praying for each other!  

 Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.   I am looking for people who might want to host a Tasting Party - you can earn free food without even spending anything.  

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:

     Ken & Michele Cole, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840  (preferable as the options below will tax us) 

     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through 

Paypal - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840

     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.

     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212

     Phone 913 310 0279

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.


Vision

God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  

The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 

We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 

In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  




Tuesday, September 26, 2023

What Is on Your Bucket List?

Proverbs 16:3 - Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. 

What is on your bucket list?   

What is a bucket list - A bucket list is a list of the experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.

Typically you might see travel, or start a hobby, fears to overcome or foods you want to try.  If you Google it, you'll find so many ideas people put on their list.  It's almost become "hip" or puts you "in the know" if you have a bucket list.  

I'm going to switch gears a minute but I promise you, I'll come back to this and tie it all together. 

These past few weeks (really much longer) I have noticed patterns in people, in things written on social media, in words, in behaviors and actions.   I've been seeing and hearing commitments being broken, loyalty wavering and integrity just going out the window.  For those that don't know Jesus, that can be, maybe normal or even expected......however for the believer, that should not be the case.  Culture is changing rapidly and declining in every moral & ethical way.  Many "believers" are following along with the "world".   Oh, we may go to church and read our bible and pray, but are we really committed to following Christ and His way.  Are we truly being a "doer" of the Word of God.  

The verse above says if we commit our works to the Lord, our plans will be established.  I researched what this actually means (having a really good idea) and I found on Bible Reference an excellent definition that speaks volumes....

"The best chance for success comes when plans are aligned with truth. 

That means those who submit to God's will and seek Him 

are in a better position

 than those who ignore or reject Him."

If we are choosing to seek God daily for what His plans are, listen and act on those, then we would know what to commit to and do it, or what not to do.  

These next examples are not meant to be offendable, but to make a point. 

Recently,  I came across a situation where a person invited another out for a special lunch.  They set a date and then the person who invited the other said something like "well, if God would have me to do something else, we may have to reschedule"    What that sounded like to me was if something better comes along, I will cancel.  

Another recent thing I saw played out was someone asked for help getting to a medical appointment.  The other person said yes, they could take them.  Later that night they got a text from that person saying they couldn't take them after all because they had a bible study to attend.  My two cents again would be the other person felt studying the Bible was more important than actually living the Bible out.  

Am I off base for having these reactions?   Is this warranted?  

Now let's talk about that.  Do you have a home group or bible study that you attend on a weekly basis?  Are you committed to it?  Do you often make excuses as to why you can't attend? Maybe you felt the need to go shopping beforehand and you just don't have the energy to go?  Or maybe someone invites you out for a meal, do you say sure and put the bible study on the back burner?  I completely understand if an emergency comes up, or there's a need that needs to be met - say taking a friend to the doctor or you have a sick child or something that just isn't in the normal routine.  I'm not a legalist.  I'm not saying that.  What commitments do we make knowingly - and then not stay committed too? 

Someone once said to me as a new believer, committing to something might require you take something else off your plate to free up your schedule.  Often we over extend ourselves.  We need to pray and seek God in every commitment we make.  He will lead us on a path that will be rewarding, fulfilling and non-chaotic!

Here's my point.   As Christians.  As people who love the Lord or say we do, our actions need to line up with that.   If we truly are following Christ - an interruption  to help another is one I believe He would be thrilled about.  If we make a commitment, I believe God would want us to honor that barring any emergency or something random.   Relationship with Jesus and others are really the two most important things He tells us in Scripture.   He desires us to study His Word - but to also live out the Word in real time.  If someone texts you or calls you to pray - do you pray right then?   If someone needs assistance and you are able to help, do you do it?  Even know this next passage talks about those who are naked and poor, it really means, the Body of Christ or anyone for that matter  - rich or poor, hungry or not. 

Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

What's on your bucket list?  What do your priorities look like?  Does your bucket list line up with loving God and loving others first?   I'm not saying you can't have a bucket list that meets some desires, because I do believe God often puts those desires in our heart and He wants us to find joy in different things.  What I'm saying however, is God and His will and His ways your ways and your plan?  There is much to be done in the Kingdom of God before He returns?  

We need to be about our Father's Business and all other things will fall into place, Matthew 6:33 

I don't mean condemnation by this.  I'm just being obedient to highlight what the Lord has been showing me.  I have been hearing this from others and seeing posts on social media talking about commitment or lack of.  I'm definitely not the only one feeling this.  So, I am calling this a pandemic of Christian character.   I saw this quote today and decided to make a graphic from it and add in the Scripture that sums it all up.  

"There is something wrong with your character if opportunity controls your loyalty.  Author unknown. 

Matthew 5:37 Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ Anything more comes from the evil one.

Jesus had a bucket list getting to the cross.  Every day He was interrupted and unoffendable.  He chose to stop and care for people and cultivate relationship.   He still completed His bucket list - He made it to the cross for us!   If He hadn't stopped for the multitudes of interruptions, how much would have been missed?  Are we willing to be interrupted from our check list of things that need to be done for Him as well.  His sacrifice is far greater than anything we may have to give up.  

I think every believers bucket list should have the following on it:

1.  Love God & Love Others - well!

2.  Be part of an authentic community.  Love, acceptance, family, accountability, correction, teaching and fellowship. 

3.  Make Integrity, Community, Commitment & Relationship a priority - if you're doing #1, you're probably doing this.  

I'm thankful for those who reach out asking for prayer!   Please let me know how I can pray for you.

Praise/Prayer

1. God blessed us with a 4 day trip to Flathead Lake - to stay in someones studio apt on the lake at no charge.  It was such a wonderful time admiring the beauty of the lake and the mountains.   This was our view!  

2. As always, please pray for health.  Blood tests being done to further diagnose some other out of range blood test.  Pray for God to completely heal me of ALL these afflictions!  So weary!

3. Pray for Ken endurance and for a full work week as we move into colder temps.  

4. Thankful for ALL God is doing seen and unseen! 



Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.   I am looking for people who might want to host a Tasting Party - you can earn free food without even spending anything.  

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:

     Ken & Michele Cole, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840  (preferable as the options below will tax us) 

     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through 

Paypal - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840

     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.

     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212

     Phone 913 310 0279

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.


Vision

God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  

The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 

We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 

In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  







Friday, July 14, 2023

Be Careful What You Watch! Trafficking!

 

I will set no base or wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the work of them who turn aside [from the right path]; it shall not grasp hold of me.  Psalm 101:3 

What do you watch on TV?  At the movies? On the internet? 

Recently the Sound of Freedom movie came to theaters.  It's a movie about trafficking.  It exposes the darkest ugliest crime on humanity, mostly woman and children.  It exposes how evil man can be.   I did not go see this move mostly due to a check in my spirit. (this article I have not fact checked yet but still confirms what the check was in my spirit - https://julieroys.com/opinion-sound-of-freedom-doesnt-tell-true-story-of-operation-underground-railroad/?mc_cid=d0cda8de77&mc_eid=c4e7607c65)   I have seen other similar storylines in the years past.  I understand the importance that the movie is trying to convey and that is to bring something so dark into the light and to hopefully influence people to become involved in stopping this horrific evil!   

When we first got saved in 2002, the Lord told us to turn off the TV.  We were not to watch anything on the TV including the news.  We were obedient.    For 10+ years we did not watch TV.  We occasionally went to a movie but only if it was faith based.  We screen everything we watch on Dove Movie Review, Commonsense Media or others that tell us what's in the movie.  If it has any kind of foul language, violence, nudity or even cleavage or uses God's name in vain, we will not watch it.  That is our conviction.  

Over the last 10 years or so we slowly added some shows back in.  We stream Hallmark and faith-filled movies.  That has been a way for us to unwind in the evening.  It helps us to detach from the stresses of the day and fill our minds with something maybe inspiring or at least uplifting.    Unfortunately, the dynamics of ALL movies being produced these days are being flooded with every evil agenda.  Hallmark isn't so family friendly anymore.  Even faith-filled movies are pretty provocative and becoming more lax and loose on what they show.  

I want to make two points..... 

1.  What are we filling our minds with?  What are we allowing into our eyes and ears?  Is it godly?  Is it evil?   Would we watch it if Jesus was sitting next to us?   Do you realize that when we support Hollywood, we are supporting trafficking?   That leads me to point 2.

2.  Trafficking is a lucrative business.  It not only involves the taking of innocent women and children to be used and abused and often ends in death.   It is what funds drugs, Hollywood, violent crimes and a whole host of other things that would curl your toes.  

I am getting convicted once again, to turn off the TV, to stop supporting Hollywood and that even includes Angel Productions which produced Sound to Freedom and The Chosen.  These organizations are not godly.  They do not have Biblical Christian Values.   When we did this years ago.... we had the most fun.  God would send us out and use us mightily to make a difference in people's lives.   I have been praying and asking God to help me have that again and His response is turn off the TV once again.   

A friend and prophet once told us, let your money do the talking.  If we want to make a difference and be part of God's end-time army, we need to stop supporting evil.    I was first introduced to this when I was in the mortgage business and part of Kingdom Advisors.  It's a ministry to equip financial professionals on how to be better stewards.  They introduced us all to another ministry called Biblically Responsible Investing.   They showed us how many of the companies are in big support of evil practices, supporting porn and things that are totally against the Scriptures.  We need to be mindful of where we spend our monies.   We can't be sold out to the Lord and have one foot in Satan's camp.   


Our lives must be in complete alignment with the Truth of God's Word.   Our words and our actions must scream to a broken and hurting world that we are set apart, that we look different than the crowd.   Jesus wants to use us to reach the great harvest but if we are busy being like the world, we will have no impact.  


Some questions to ponder....

1.  Look at your checkbook - where is your money going?  Is it going to support Kingdom projects and ministries? Is it supporting those in need?  Or is it funding me, me, me.   Ouch!

2.  Look at what you watch and listen to - is it godly?  Is it supporting bible based Christian values? 

3.  Look at your day to day activities - how is your time spent?  Are we living out the gospel to a lost world?  Are we reaching out to fellow believers and encouraging them and helping through difficult times?  

4.  Last but definitely not least - how much time are we actually spending studying, memorizing and putting the Word of God into practice?   This should be our priority. Matthew 6:33.   This is a must!  God must be first in our lives.  

I know this blog is probably a little debbie-downer but one that I felt the Lord asked me to share.  There is no condemnation or judgement but hopefully just the Holy Spirit speaking through me to bring Truth and light to very gray area in the Christian faith.    I certainly don't have it mastered but I will say I strive daily to be a doer of the Word.  I make choices every day and throughout the day to be more godly, to be more bible-acting-believing-light filled to a lost world.   I want to be so full of Jesus that people will say I want what she has.  I want others to know Jesus.   

Please message me your prayer requests....as I do spend much time interceding for many.  

Praise/Prayer....

Ken has been keeping full time hours this summer and it's a hot one.  We are thankful for the work.  Please pray for his safety as up on roofs and high ladders and in scorching heat.  

Our home group is still going wonderfully.... we so love the fellowship and authenticity it brings.   

Book update - I have submitted a query application to a book publisher about a week ago.  My pastor's wife suggested I send it there. She has had 4 books published through them.  If I hear back in the next 30 days, they are interested, if not, we wait and seek God for an open door and the finances to publish through self-publishing.   I am beginning to actually write my 2nd book.  I had been collecting research and quips to put in the book.   I will be looking for stories for that one as well.  More to come. 

We are still contending for the Vision God has given us.   

Thankful for Montana - the beautiful views - mountains, creeks and big blue sky!  Thankful for all God is doing in our lives!   Thankful for YOU! 


Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.   I am looking for people who might want to host a Tasting Party - you can earn free food without even spending anything.  

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:

     Ken & Michele Cole, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840  (preferable as the options below will tax us) 

     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through 

Paypal - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, 103 Geneva Ave, Hamilton, MT 59840

     This goes into our ministry account to be used for outreach and saving towards our vision.

     Donor Fund - The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - listed under Want InSight Fund.

     7171 W 95th Street, Suite 501, Overland Park, KS 66212

     Phone 913 310 0279

     www.thesignatry,com

     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our vision.


Vision

God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  

The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 

We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 

In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.