Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Great Hope Transition: From Deferred to Double!

"Hope deferred makes the heart grow sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12)
"Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you." (Zechariah 9:12)
Dear Hope Champions,
Notice in this well-known proverb that the Word does not say, "IF the desire comes," rather, it says, "WHEN the desire comes, it is a tree of life." Many of your desires have been growing deep, strong roots underground, unseen to the natural eye. But you have kept hope alive. Like Abraham who came into his promised identity as "a father of many nations" because he was one "who, contrary to hope, in hope believed...And therefore 'it was accounted to him for righteousness'" (Romans 4:18; 22).
Hope keeps an account. That account is often hidden underground in the roots where the greatest life develops, but it keeps account.
Consider it like a unique, high-yield interest savings account. And though many might be discouraged with an attack on the recent sprouts they thought were finally starting to grow, even if those sprouts were snatched by a thief, they do not begin to compare with the depth, the strength and the reality of the account your hope-roots have birthed and taken residence in unseen places.
I believe we are about to see what I would call, "The Great Hope Transition" as we watch many hidden hope champions move from being prisoners of hope deferred and become sudden harvesters of hope doubled. In fact, the underground transition of such may have already happened, it's just waiting to surface in all God's glory! (Photo via Unsplash)
A Finishing Stage
"And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulations produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope."(Romans 5:3-4)
I believe many have been in a "finishing stage." The fire has come back with what feels hotter than ever, fire that you thought you had already walked through. But this fire isn't to break you down and re-mold you yet again, but to prove you. This fire will only prove the strength God has built in you these past seasons from the inside out. This finishing stage is a catalyst, like with Joseph, Daniel, or Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, a catalyst that brought about their great hope transition from being a prisoner of hope deferred to reaping a harvest of hope doubled.
And let's take joy in the fact that perseverance has been such a part of the birthing process. It is that "perseverance" that transitions us. It helps us not to live by what we see or feel in our current season, or allow it to dictate to what is beyond the veil of the next. Perseverance is what makes us champions. It is the ingredient that cannot be taught by mere knowledge or even passed on by a great mentor. Rather, it has to be experienced and extracted first-hand. Perseverance is the aroma of the overcomer who carries to the world the kind of testimony of hope that multiplies for generations. The perseverance test you have passed is the proof that you can carry the new wine for the new season.
When the Desire Comes
"Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out..."(Romans 5:5)
God's love has been poured out and that is what makes this transition from deferred to double so possible. Hope deferred may be an attack from the enemy but it is one God can use as a catapult into double. As you are pulled back and waiting in its grasp, the tension becomes a strength, force and momentum that grows strong enough to launch you further than you could have ever stepped, leapt, journeyed or even hoped on your own. Before you know it you are flung into promises in ways that you might never have dreamt possible. For God is just that good and His ways and thoughts that much higher – and different – than our own. And when you are launched by that catapult, you often land right within what used to be the horizon you once longed for.
Hope does not disappoint, it appoints. When hope finally comes to fruition, bigger, better and different than you imagined, with it comes a tree of life that shoots up fast and strong because it has been growing inside of you the whole time.
Not long ago I had a dream where I watched this kind of oak of righteousness growing beneath the surface within me suddenly reveal its full maturity and break through the crown of my head. I could see that it had actually been growing in me the whole time, waiting to reveal itself from the depth of its roots in my heart to the hope champion it had already grown to be – only hidden until that moment. It went from unseen to a fully mature oak with the most sudden of transitions.
These are the trees of life we can expect to suddenly rise from our lives in this new season. These aren't just any roots in you and not just tiny shoots of a baby tree. They are a beautiful, splendid oak of righteousness that has been growing within you during this whole "deferred" season. Soon, that tree will burst through the crown of your head too, and your delay will prove to be your greatest strength because God prepared something in you. He's prepared someone who will not be moved; who will not be shaken, someone who is ready for the double portion of restoration that His hope champions must carry to the world in this season. (Photo via Unsplash)
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound...to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified." (Isaiah 61:1,3)
Here come these trees of life! Here comes the great hope transition – from deferred to double! It's happening within you. 
Joey LeTourneau
Heavenly Hope Ministries 

Email: joey.letourneau@gmail.com
Website: www.ifgodhadahouse.com
Joey LeTourneau, his wife Destiny, and their six children are based in the hills of central California. They have lived and traveled all over the world looking to unearth the treasures God has hidden in people, places and new possibilities. Joey is the author of seven books and together they speak, train and empower others to see God's worldwide family restored – one heart at a time.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Shut Door! What Are Next Steps?

And I placed boundaries on it.  And set a bolt and doors.
                                      Job 38:10 

What do you do when you feel God has led you down a path only to find the door doesn't open?  



That's the question!!!  

As you know, we felt led to submit a proposal to a prominent family who believes in giving everything they own into the Kingdom.  We spent countless hours preparing it, editing and having several people helping us to make the best presentation we could.  (Those that helped, we are eternally thankful and pray God's amazing blessings on you. Your sacrifice of time was a gift that can't be measured, but will be rewarded by the Lord.)  We submitted the proposal and this past week we got the reply.  They said no!  They said they were compelled by our ministry and the obvious need to expand and reach more people, but their funds were tied up in long term projects.   

  • We believe God gave us this vision and has been preparing us both our entire lives for this season. 
  • We believe God is directing our steps, even when the outcome is not as we hoped.
  • We believe that there is an appointed time for this vision to come into existence and know that God will open the "right door" at the "right time".  


I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open. Isaiah 22:22 

So, what's next for us?  Many of you have been asking us what's the plan?  Here it is!  Next steps!


1.  Continue in prayer, fasting, contending and believing!
2.  Stand in faith & watch the salvation of the Lord!
3.  Leave it in God's hands!

This devotional came the day after we got their response.  This is exactly where we are at and how we will forge ahead.

Streams in the Desert 
We don’t know what we should do; we look to you for help.”—2 Chr 20:12 NET
A life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent, to steady it when trembling and shaking as the oxen drew it along the rough way; but they touched God’s work presumptuously, and they fell paralyzed and lifeless. Much of the life of faith consists in letting things alone.
If we wholly trust an interest to God, we must keep our hands off it; and He will guard it for us better than we can help Him. “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
Things may seem to be going all wrong, but He knows as well as we; and He will arise in the right moment if we are really trusting Him so fully as to let Him work in His own way and time. There is nothing so masterly as inactivity in some things, and there is nothing so hurtful as restless working, for God has undertaken to work His sovereign will. —A. B. Simpson
“Being perplexed, I say,
’Lord, make it right!
Night is as day to Thee,
Darkness as light.
I am afraid to touch
Things that involve so much;
My trembling hand may shake, 
My skilless hand may break; 
Thine can make no mistake.’
“Being in doubt I say,
’Lord, make it plain;
Which is the true, safe way?
Which would be gain?
I am not wise to know,
Nor sure of foot to go;
What is so clear to Thee,
Lord, make it clear to me!’”
It is such a comfort to drop the tangles of life into God’s hands and leave them there.
We do covet your prayers.  This walk the Lord has us on is not easy.  He is faithful, however and for that we are so thankful.  At the suggestion of a friend, I am attaching a link to our proposal.  Copy and paste this link into your browser.  

file:///Users/michelecole/Desktop/BP%20Donor.htm

Would you please pray for us that God will open a door soon.  We feel grace has lifted for us and it is time to move on.   It feels very similar to when we had our house on the market in KC and awaiting God's direction ----to move here.   We are weary, but hopeful.  Our hope is in the Lord!   

Prayer requests;

Ken  -  He is faithful to work at a place that is very difficult in many ways.  The work environment is hard.  The pay is minimal.  Thankful for the job, but wishing for a full time - sufficient pay - job - until we step into destiny.   Pray for energy, stamina and sleep.    Pray for something to shift soon.
Pray for God's faithfulness to provide for our daily needs.
Michele - pray for complete healing to manifest.  I am getting sleep for the most part.. not perfect but much better.  We still both have trouble on the nights Ken has to be up and to work at 4 am.  I am really fighting the temptation to get another dog.
Ministry - well you know - please pray for open doors.
Job - God has given us two business ideas - that could be used to support us where we are going.  Pray for open doors and finances and the perfect timing.



Thank YOU so much for your ongoing support, prayers, love and care for us and our ministry.  We are honored to be able to pray for those who reach out to us.  Please let me know if you have any prayer needs.   For those who have been messaging us, thank you!  I am praying for your requests.  


If you have been blessed by this ministry or feel led to support what God is doing through us - financially, below are a few options.  Your generosity and your prayer support is greatly appreciated and needed as we continue to walk in faith and God's calling. 

Megablessings  - 
Ken & Michele Cole
http://www.wantinsight.com
michele@wantinsight.com, ken@wantinsight.com

Tax deductible & non tax deductible donations can be made: 
1.  Checks made payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 or if you prefer anonymous giving - you can give through our Donor Fund 

2.  Non tax deductible donations can be made directly to us by:  THIS IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET MONEY TO US FOR DAILY USE. 
 Paypal - www.paypal.com  (michele@wantinsight.com) 

3. Donor Fund - Contact The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - Want InSight Fund -   Tax deductible 
    7171 W. 95th Street, Suite 501
Overland Park, KS 66212
    Phone: 913.310.0279

    Fax: 913.227.0254     www.thesignatry.com 

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, June 27, 2018

How to Posture Yourself? 7 Ways to Wait


I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:13-14


Who knows that waiting is hard?  If you're like us, you are probably waiting on God for something?  There's got to be one prayer you've prayed that hasn't been answered yet?  

How do you posture yourself when you're waiting?  These are 7 ways we are waiting! 
  • Proactive 
  • Constant in prayer  
  • Focused on God's outcome 
  • Believing in faith 
  • Trusting God will make a way   
  • Fasting  
  • Contending and Decreeing
Last blog, I wrote about submitting a proposal to a possible benefactor that could fund our vision.  They acknowledged receipt of it and will be in communication sometime in the next three weeks.  We are in need of your prayers - and fasting, if you would be so kind.  If you would please let me know via email at michele@wantinsight.com whether you are able to pray and fast, I would be appreciative.    Here are some specific prayer requests but also please pray as the Holy Spirit leads you:  

1.  That the Lord has gone before us (as we have been praying) and prepared the hearts of ALL who will put their eyes on this proposal - that they will hear His voice and act on it.  The Lord's will be done! 

2.  That God will move swiftly with a favorable response. 

3.  That God would give us increased wisdom, discernment and understanding to fulfill this call as it become reality.  

4.  That the property we are looking at (we believe is God's choice) will remain available and will be the perfect and ultimate place for this vision.  And without any hinderances or issues.  

5.  That the Lord will bring around us (as He is always faithful to do) those who He wants to come alongside and be part of this in some form or another.  There is much that will need to be done above and beyond our experience and knowledge!  

6.  That not only would the provision for the vision be fulfilled, but ongoing consistent financial supporters.  This endeavor is going to require a sizable monthly outlay for operating expenses.  Our model is an upside down model - one that will be completely dependent on God and those God prompts to support us.  

7.  That God would continue to raise up intercessors for us and this vision.  Opposition is a natural response and at full throttle when you're about to crossover!  We need all the prayer we can get to undergird us and strengthen us for what is now and what lies ahead.  


8.  Most importantly - that when we step into this destiny God has so graciously created us to do, we would impact and influence ALL God brings our way!  Our hearts are filled with anticipation and excitement - because we are ready to go to the next level God has for us.  We want to serve, love on and bless as many as God so allows!! 

There is power in prayer and fasting!  It breaks through the toughest barriers and brings the breakthrough.  WE are so thankful for YOU!  


Give, and it will be given to you:  A good measure, pressed down, 
shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. 
For the measure you use will be the measure you receive. Luke 6:38  


Thank YOU so much for your ongoing support, prayers, love and care for us and our ministry.  We are honored to be able to pray for those who reach out to us.  Please let me know if you have any prayer needs.   For those who have been reaching out, thank you!  I am praying for your requests.  


If you have been blessed by this ministry or feel led to support what God is doing through us - financially, below are a few options.  Your generosity and your prayer support is greatly appreciated and needed as we continue to walk in faith and God's calling. 

Megablessings  - 
Ken & Michele Cole
http://www.wantinsight.com
michele@wantinsight.com, ken@wantinsight.com

Tax deductible & non tax deductible donations can be made: 
1.  Checks made payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 or if you prefer anonymous giving - you can give through our Donor Fund 

2.  Non tax deductible donations can be made directly to us by:  THIS IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET MONEY TO US FOR DAILY USE. 
 Paypal - www.paypal.com  (michele@wantinsight.com) 

3. Donor Fund - Contact The Signatry - Ken & Michele Cole - Want InSight Fund -   Tax deductible 
    7171 W. 95th Street, Suite 501
Overland Park, KS 66212
    Phone: 913.310.0279

    Fax: 913.227.0254     www.nationalchristian.com 

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.