Friday, October 23, 2020

Truth or Consequences!

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 

I the Lord search 
the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.  Jeremiah 17:9-10ESV 

This verse is sobering for the days we are living in.  It shocks me how far we have gone as a country, as individuals from the Truth.  It is disheartening to see how blind to Truth people are and how blatant evil has become.  

Years ago,  the song A Slow Fade by Mercy Me made an impression on me.  Here's the chorus.  

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade


Little by little we've made choices that have greatly impacted our freedoms and our heartfelt worship to the Lord.  We have become complacent and status quo.  We have succumbed to thinking things are not that bad or worse, we've closed our eyes to avoid the atrocities being done.  Isn't it common to sit idly by and think that someone else will stand up and fight "this" battle? 

In 2014, the Lord asked me to start praying for Him to open blind eyes and deaf ears - and to be honest, often with the Church in mind.  The Truth has been replaced with "feel good theology".  The gospel has been watered down, overflowing with hyper grace and void of Truth.  I feel we are now experiencing the fruit of this.  We are exponentially seeing the consequences one right after the other.  

We are in the biggest battle of our lives right now and the Church must stand up! This is NO joke! We are loosing our freedoms.  And if the wrong President gets into office, we will loose EVERYTHING we've valued and have taken for granted!   This pandemic has been a trial run to see how far we will allow the "darkness" to penetrate.  Many have so willingly submitted to lockdowns, masks, closing businesses without even questioning or putting up a fight!   I'm not here to argue whether masks work or the virus is real.  I'm only saying how quickly we allowed them to shut down much of our rights and freedoms in such a short time!  

We must fight for our freedoms, we must let our voice be heard.  We must join forces with other like minded people and take our country back.  We must choose daily to follow Jesus and His ways, no matter the cost!!!   We must be a bright light to a dark and evil world!!  We must reach others for Christ!  We must make a choice to step into positions of authority and lead like Jesus!   The first step if you are not already is to pray for these areas:  Media/Entertainment, Government/Politics, Military/Police, Education,  Family, Church & the Marketplace!  These are all places of influence we the Church can affect greatly.   Don't let another day go by please!!  

Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  Matthew 5:15 

If we choose to pass the buck and keep our heads in the sand even another day, we are going to face extreme consequences that won't be reversible!   

This past week I had two visions back to back - very similar. One a picture of the United States was being flipped upside down.  The whole country was shaking.  And then I saw it slowly flip to right side up.   I saw the exact same thing with the Church.    I sensed the Lord saying we are in the shaking, we are in the upside down part right now.  Everything we know is being shaken.  That can feel very uncomfortable, but God isn't here to make us comfortable. He is here to restore holiness and godliness to the Church.  It's the Church that will bring back this country if we choose to do our part.  Read Revelations 2&3, the seven letters to the seven Churches!   Meditate on this and see how God may speak to you.   We must return to our first love!  We must rise up out of status quo living.... you know those consequences - He will vomit us out of his mouth, Revelation 3:16.      
https://byustudies.byu.edu/charts/17-2-seven-churches


There are lots of organizations out there that you can get involved in.  Ken and I are attending a weekly meeting here in our Valley - https://standtogetherforfreedom.com.   They are educating and equipping those who are of the same mind.  Recently the sheriff and even a judge said to one of the leaders "Where have you been all this time, the other side is being loud and demonstrative, where are your people?"  And the leaders said, I know, and we are here now!     Now is the time!  Find a local organization you can join in your area.  Get involved!  Make a difference!!!     

My prayer is that for those are fully awake, you will do your part to help bring the Church and this country back to it's foundations!  And for those that are still waking up, wake up fully!  I pray for divine wisdom, revelation and His Truth to overtake you to spread the love of Jesus to a lost and hurting world!   I pray that we can rebuild - restore - those things that have been stolen!   

Recently I heard a quote (author unknown) -  "We can do nothing without God....and God will do nothing without us."    God chooses to use us to change the world!  Will you be one He can trust? 

Be encouraged and blessed! 

Praise/Prayer.

Ken is still working his painting job.  It's been hard physical labor, but he is enjoying it mostly.  He gets to see much of the Valley this way...and even has had to work in central MT.    Please pray for his hours however, winter time it's difficult to keep enough "inside work".    We are still short our monthly expenses.... costs here are much higher than what we were used too.  God is faithful and He always provides! 

Michele - I am working part time remote for an insurance agent there in KC.  He was a client of mine in the mortgage business.  The job has been a huge blessing for me.  The hours are flexible so it accommodates me when I don't sleep or having a high pain day.   I am thankful for this!!    Please pray for complete healing.  It's coming!!  

We got a 2nd car finally!  God blessed us with a few generous givers and we used those gifts to save for a vehicle.  We got a 2006 Infinity FX45.  Ken saw it on Car Facts in Idaho.  We had the sales person do a few videos of the vehicle - as our 'test drive" and we bought it sight unseen. They even delivered it here to us in MT.  It has been a blessing for sure!  It has heat! Hooray!  It even came with an extra set of 4 wheels and SNOW tires which those are being put on today -  as we are expected to get 6-9" of snow this afternoon.    The car had a recall on it when we got it.  Infinity Corporate was kind enough to hire a transport company to haul the car back to Idaho for the repair and haul it back FREE of charge!!  What amazing service that is!   I'd forgotten how much I liked Infinity.  We used to have one years ago.  Thankful for this blessing and for those who were so generous to help us get it!  

We were recently asked to co-lead a new start up fellowship/church.  It has been good.  We are laying foundations and building relationships thus far.   The people are wonderful, hungry for the Lord and it's a breath of fresh air!  

We are thankful and blessed God moved us here to MT.  (ask me after winter, lol).  We have truly enjoyed the incredible beauty of the landscape here.  I don't think I'll ever get tired of the mountain views, the stunning sparkling and flowing rivers and creeks here (that's pronounced crick).  Everyone is welcoming, kind and friendly!   We have some amazing restaurants - Taste of Paris is my absolute favorite!  I love that there are so many organic farms here - from produce to meats to eggs and more and that restaurants and grocery stores actually carry these farm's products.   It's such a community feel here.  Neighbors helping neighbors everywhere you look!    

Ministry - we are anxious for God to open doors for us to find a property and get building - a retreat/refuge and equipping center.  He is definitely connecting us to the right people as many are wanting to be part of the vision!  That is so cool!    Please pray for the provision for the vision!!!!!  

Did I tell you God moved one of my best friends here?   She was coming for a visit in September.  The Lord told me that He was moving her here.  2 days later she heard the same thing.  He orchestrated a place to stay for her on our road in an RV.   She will move into someone's home mid-November for the winter months.  Thank you Daddy!  It's so nice having her so close!! 

If we can pray for you please feel free to reach out.  We are so thankful for those that continue to pray for us.   You have no idea how much that touches my heart and demonstrates God's love!  Thank YOU!

Ken & Michele Cole
...God's love and care is amazing!! 
michele@wantinsight.com

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
     Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840  
     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through PayPal.Me/micheleacole.  We also have Venmo & CashApp

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 1982, 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, July 22, 2020

Courage Doesn't Always Roar!!

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  

'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him.'"  Lamentation 3:22-24 

It seems as if the Church is in a season of "perseverance" and "enduring".  It may look different for each one of us, but I feel we are being stretched beyond our human ability in some cases.   Our only hope is to stay rooted and grounded in the Word and in an abiding relationship with the Lord.   He is our rock, our peace, our shelter in the storm and our HOPE!    He is faithful even when the storm is raging from all directions.  

I recently had a vision that I was in an open field.  The storm clouds were above me, dark and ominous and threatening to consume me.  My head was tilted and eyes were on the storm.  An Indian Chief came out of nowhere and picked me up and took me to his teepee.  Two Indian women began to minister to me healing.  It took some time, and then I saw myself get up and begin to dance an Indian celebration dance.   I asked the Lord what this meant and I felt He showed me that myself along with many in the body of Christ are experiencing some pretty intense and difficult circumstances that are unrelenting.  It's been nearly impossible to keep our eyes focused on Jesus consistently as the storm has almost consumed us.  Jesus in His compassion and mercy came (the Indian Chief) and will carry me/you to a place of refuge, a place of healing, a place of restoration.  And when that time comes, you will celebrate and dance and rejoice of His goodness.  The tests that will soon bring testimonies will be heard and known around the world and will encourage many to come or return to the Lord.  The harvest fields are ripe!!

I've been praying a new way over the past few weeks - praying God "reveal to heal".   Whatever needs to be brought into the light, to expose the darkness, to expose the works of the enemy, reveal it so that healing can come.  As I prayed this for me personally with the health issues I have, I felt the Lord also brought that forth to pray for our country.  There is so much darkness being exposed.  God allows that to be exposed so that restoration and redemption can come.   The same is true for our different circumstances.  God's answers are always healing and redemptive.  When He brings things to light is so we can have the wisdom to know how to pray and overcome.   We need to be on our faces praying for God's healing touch on our land!!!! 

What God has "finally" revealed to me, why I am going through so much pain in my body and sleepless nights is because of "word curses" "verbal attacks".   The stress of those coming at me has taken a toll.  Part of the word curses were from myself.  And some from others in whom He is revealing.  I have dealt with a spirit
of self hatred for a very long time.  It came from situations in my childhood and adult life where I was "blamed" for atrocities against me by another person.  It was reinforced over the years and so it became a rut/an unhealthy thought pattern.   Recently the Lord showed me that self hatred has turned into self abandonment.   What that has meant is that I have unintentionally chosen to abandon myself, my voice, my safety and have turned inwards into more word curses.  I have repeatedly said to the Lord if you don't heal me than take me.  If you don't do something about this Lord, then what's the point of living.    Now, I know quite a few people have shared these very words with me about their circumstances, so I don't put fault or condemnation on myself or others.  When you are at the end of your rope, you become desperate for answers, desperate for reprieve and when the answers don't come, hopelessness goes deeper and deeper into your spirit.  It's a vicious cycle. 

So recently I was talking with a friend and sharing with her that I am beyond weary of the pain, the torment, panic attacks and sleepless nights.  I was in a despair cycle and honestly looking for a way out.   No I'm not suicidal, but I have been on that slippery slope.  Thankfully I have beautiful friends and the Lord who loves me and talks me off of those cliffs.    One thing this friend said to me -  "I don't blame you. But please hang on as long as you can!  I know how strong in the Lord and the power of His might you are!  You have been such a great example to me of perseverance and enduring faith that does not quit!"   Another friend said this to me - " Your endurance is contagious and your perseverance is inspiring to me".    When I hear something two or more times, I often feel it's God.   I feel the Lord is speaking to me/to you possibly - don't give up.  He is with us and He will bring us through into victory. 

But he who endures to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:13 

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow."  Mary Anne Radmacher

As long as we wake up and have breath, the Lord can still use us despite the circumstances we face.    

If you are going through some intense circumstances, I want to pray for you.  Please email me or call me anytime!!   We need each other!   The Bible is clear that we are to praying for "saints" everywhere at all times.  It's your prayers that have kept me in the game.   


Praise Reports -
 
Ken has been working for a professional painting company here.  It is much physical labor - lots of different types log homes, indoor/outdoor, even labs wearing a respirator and high security. 
Me - I've got a part time job - working from home - for an insurance agent in KC.   Thankful - challenging to learn new software - but comfortable with the rest of it.  
Montana - Loving Montana!! Love the people, love our new church, love the town.  Love the views.  We are HOME!!!  Lots of divine connections happening and some potential steps for destiny.... 

Prayer Requests - 
Ken - stamina.  He works in the heat - yes it's hot here 90+ degrees- and we have no air conditioning....  the nights are cool in the 50's.   
Me - Healing to manifest!! Sleep to manifest!!  It is taking a huge toll on me in every way.  Please pray for continued endurance until healing comes. 
Car - we desperately need another SUV - which might end up replacing one we have soon.. ours is leaking more and more oil, no heat or defrost - will need by winter (that can be any time now) and now has an odd noise when steering.  ugh! 

We love you and are thankful for you!!    


Ken & Michele Cole
...God's love and care is amazing!! 
michele@wantinsight.com

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
     Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840  
     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through PayPal.Me/micheleacole.  We also have Venmo & CashApp

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 1982, 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, April 28, 2020

We Made It!

“The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” Psalm 37:23 

If you read my last blog post, it talked about Gumby - yes the green flexible character.  Well, that was definitely what we needed to be with this move.    Our movers were originally scheduled for 4/10, but the Lord had a different plan.    

In our quiet time, the Lord told Ken to look at the weather forecasts.  In doing so, he felt the Lord showed him that we should leave a day earlier.  So we changed our movers to the 8th and were planning on leaving on the 9th - which we felt the Lord said "crossover on Passover".   Long story short, the movers were done early on the 8th.  Our plans to stay in KC for a night or two changed, so we decided to head to KC just to get ahead start on travel and leave early on 8th from there.  Neither one of us could sleep well that night so we were up and gone from the hotel by 4am.   The weather was good, except the 40 mph wind.  That made pulling a Uhaul trailer quite the challenge.  Our gas mileage went from 20mpg to 14mpg.  Ken couldn't even keep up with the speed limit.  Then suddenly my phone let out this alarm that made me jump a mile..."Squall warning".  I thought what the heck is a squall warning? LOL... well, we were in the middle of near white out conditions, blizzard snow coming down.  In looking at the radar it made more sense to keep driving then to stop so we could get through it.  Otherwise we would of had to wait it out a very long time!    

The drive was really boring - I mean worse than Western Kansas boring.  And what else, was that we were literally the ONLY car on the highway with an occasional trucker passing by.  Ok, once in a great moon we saw a car, but seriously it was rare.  The first time we saw even a few in one place was when we stopped in Rapid City, SD for a quick bite.  We thought that's where we would bed down for the night, but God had other plans.  He said get to Montana - stop in Broadus, MT for the night.  By the time we got to our little hotel room in a town of just a few people, it was 930pm.  That made our driving day a 17.5 hour day!!!  We were exhausted!  But we made it there safe and sound! Thank YOU Lord.   What the Lord showed us was that we "crossed over" into our Promise Land of Montana on Passover, literally!!!  How cool is that!

The next day the 10th, we again we got up and out the door by 5am.  The sun was shining and you could see why they call it Big Sky country.  It was all you could see for miles!   Again, not a car in sight, but a random trucker would pass us by.   That brought a smidgeon of anxiety, beings that we had no cell service and our car was burning oil, like it was gasoline.  Adding the weight of the trailer I'm sure didn't help the engine's efficiency.    By 5pm we were rolling into our new town of Hamilton, MT.  We made a stop by the new place to drop the trailer and meet our wonderful neighbors and landlord George & Anna.  We then went to a Airbnb in Darby, the south end of the Bitterroot Valley.  That place was magnificent.  It was a fully equipped 1 bedroom apartment with of course mountain views and a nice hot tub which our bodies so needed!! We couldn't
move in until Monday afternoon until the internet had been installed as we would have needed to be "quarantined" for 14 days first.   As we told you, the Lord wanted us to get here before the weather hit......and it did hit.  The first night we stayed in Darby, it snowed 5-6". It was beautiful as we sat by the fire and took in the amazing mountain views.  And enjoying Huckleberry everything - Montana is known for Huckleberries.  It's kind of like a blueberry - cross with raspberry?  It's delicious. 
On Monday afternoon, we got to move into our new place.  The movers called and said they'd be there Friday.  So we had sometime to unpack what we brought in the Uhaul and roughed it a bit with 2 folding chairs and a blow up mattress as our only furniture.  The mover called and said he would arrive at 3pm.  At 630 he showed up to our storage unit.  Did you catch that, mover, singular, one older man.  I thought how in the world would he be able to unload everything first of all and secondly how long would it take.  I finally convinced him to only unload storage that night which it took 3 hours and then the rest the next day.  The next day it took him 6 hours and both Ken and I 4 hours of doing what he should have been doing, but it got done and we had our own bed to sleep in.   He had a special stair climbing dolly (we have 15 stairs to get up to our place) that he used and was able to bring up our full size couch and other pieces of furniture and many boxes at one time with it, with no other help.  Crazy!   


Our home is comfortable.  It's much smaller in some way and doesn't have as many cabinets or storage places so we will be living out of tubs and boxes.  Much more ended up in storage than we had planned.  Our kitchen table is a 2x4 folding table (that's what fits)- not going to be conducive to guests....but we'll figure out something.   Our landlord let us use his bison rug (see picture).  It goes well with our furniture and decor.   George and Anna, our neighbors and landlords have been most amazing.  They brought us homemade salsa - some of the best I've ever had, Albondigas soup - which seriously was the most incredible stock base ever....and did I say geese jerky?  Geese jerky he made absolutely delicious!!!  We have geese that fly over the house often, so that's where it came from!  He has brought us other yummy things and I have reciprocated with a few things as well.  Soon, we will have them up for a meal.  We've enjoyed their company, sitting outside (with coats & blankets) taking in the views and getting to know one another.   Actually the temps here have been in the 60's which feels like 75 with the sun shining...but when the sun is behind the clouds or the wind is blowing, it's cold.   We have no air conditioning so hoping the cooler nights, keep our home comfortable. 

The views from our place are incredible.  To the west, our back deck you see us with the Bitterroot Mountains behind us.   The front deck view is the Bitterroot River which is absolutely stunning with the sun glistening on it...and this river runs through much of the town/valley.  We also can see the Sapphire Mountains to the East.   The few people we have met have been very friendly and welcoming!  We got to visit a church live and in person Sunday and that was much needed!  Each day we venture out for a drive to one of the nearby towns - there are about 10 of them in a 45 mile stretch.  We found an Amish store in one yesterday that we love and will shop at often!   

The other thing we have learned quickly is that there are a bunch of "gardening" type farms -that raise beef, chicken, produce, make cheese and more.  Everything is organic, grass fed and non-gmo. Matter of fact, you can't be in the farmer's market unless you are... so pretty much all are!  One farm offers what they call "mayday gardens" free to those who want to learn.  So we signed up for one and will get that in a few days.  Here's what it includes: 


What will I get in my Mayday Garden?
Your Future Food will include these vegetables, herb, and flower plants:
6 cabbage, 6 swiss chard, 6 kale, 3 broccoli, 3 kohlrabi, 1 pac choi, 1 chinese cabbage, 1 napa cabbage, 6 lettuce, 6 onion clusters, 6 bush beans, 2 dill, 2 calendula, 2 nasturtium, 2 tomatoes, 2 zucchini, 2 cucumbers hills, and 2 winter squash hills.

We are excited to have a place where can we garden again and will be thankful for the food harvest!   Our neighbor gave us a ton of pots and planters so we can transplant our garden into those.  

The grocery stores here are great... most offer a big big selection of hormone, antibiotic free meats, free range eggs, organic produce and healthy options.  The downside is food is much more expensive than what we are used to paying, but we will be eating healthier!  There is one farm here that offers beef filet for $64lb, not a restaurant, but buy and take home.  Farm eggs are $5-6 a dozen.    Our nearest Walmart is almost an hour away and Costco too.  We haven't ventured that far yet but will probably in the near future.  The town we are in has 4400 people in it.. and around 12k in the country around it. The whole valley has about 65k people, not counting Missoula which is the town we will go to for Walmart, etc.  It's a college town and has about 70k in it alone.   Actually, that's where we saw cars and traffic for the first time in our 29 hour drive from Eldo to Montana!  

We are so blessed to be here and thankful for all of you who prayed for us - and are continuing to do so.   Thank you for those who have checked in on us!  It's been nice talking with some of you even through video.   That is still the hardest thing for me - not being able to see you all face to face.... so I'm hoping you'll come for a visit soon!   

Please continue to pray for my health - pain levels are ridiculous and unfortunately sleep hasn't improved, maybe even worse.  I am fighting discouragement as I really felt the Lord said He would heal me as we came...but hasn't yet.     Ken has made job applications at quite a few places, but no one is in hiring or interviewing mode quite yet.  Of course, we are still contending and believing for provision to step into the destiny God has for us here.  

We love you and are thankful for you!!    


Ken & Michele Cole
...God's love and care is amazing!! 
michele@wantinsight.com

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
     Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840  
     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through PayPal.Me/micheleacole.  We also have Venmo & CashApp

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 1982, 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.  













Saturday, April 4, 2020

What Does Gumby Have To Do With Our Move?



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We can make our plans,
  but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9


Are you one who likes a plan? A semi-set schedule that you can follow?  A plan often brings peace, comfort and a guide to help keep you on track.  But what if the Lord says "Be flexible" and all of that goes out the window.  

I remember back in the 90's we were taking a vacation to Kauai with some friends.  I solicited all the things they wanted to do and what we wanted to do and started mapping out a plan and making schedules (so that we could get all of it in).  After discussing some options, they said, "we'd prefer to be spontaneous" and if we can't do something, that's ok.  So in an effort to accommodate them, I said, ok, I will "plan" to be spontaneous.  I still had to make a plan, a plan to be spontaneous. Planning to be spontaneous at least gave me peace in some odd way.  

Well, here we are again.  I am being asked of the Lord, to plan to be spontaneous as we MOVE across the country!!!  What I believe that means is, be flexible.  Be flexible and open to His promptings each day.  Be flexible on the timing of leaving here and the timing on arrival in Montana. Our movers come 4/9 (that may change) and we had planned to stay in KC for a couple nights, but now that may be changing.   It also means being flexible in not making hotel reservations and just "winging" it as we go.  We are finding that many hotels & air bnb's are not open along our path.  It means being flexible on the actual "path/roads" we take as we are being told certain states do not want you traveling through due to COVID19?  I haven't actually seen this anywhere but am making some calls to the various states and their local governments to confirm or not. 

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.  1 Chronicles 16:11

As I was praying this morning in my quiet time, I heard "Gumby".  I was like what does Gumby have to do with anything? I felt led to do some research about Gumby, because frankly I have not much knowledge about his character other than his body was flexible. 

Here's a few key points I found: 


Taken from: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gumby-is-the-meaning-of-l_b_115511.

1. Because Gumby was a Claymation™ creation, he was eminently flexible and had a special knack for getting in to, out of, and through fantastic and often-danger-filled escapades

2. Gumby's power is much more than flexibility. Gumby is more than ever becoming key to success in whatever world you tool around in. The next time a colleague, friend or Aunt Bertha asks how you triumph in the face of unbelievable odds, tell them "Gumby."  

3. Gumby is action. Lazy is easy. Action is often strenuous and sometimes exhausting, but those who have Gumby (or saw him on TV) know that taking the effortless path rarely gets you where you need to be. Identifying nascent trends, for example, requires vigorous analysis of information from multiple sources, searching beyond your comfort zone.

4. Gumby learns. In each of his escapades, Gumby learned from those around him. He sought information and explanation, and had fun doing it. Today, we're bombarded by data from more sources than we can count, and those who embrace Gumby invest the energy to constantly expand their wealth of knowledge.

How our move compares to Gumby - 
1. Much like Gumby, to some, our move seems dangerous & ridiculous and yet to others adventuresome.  I waffle between the two.  As mentioned before, the Lord told Ken and I on the same morning to book our moving truck for 4/9.  Two days later the Lord said to me, crossover on Passover.. and when I looked up the date for Passover this year, it begins on 4/8 sundown and goes to 4/9 sundown.  That was pretty amazing to learn.  Leaving our Egypt and heading into our Promise Land.  


2. Much like Gumby, we are going to triumph with God's help in the face of unbelievable odds.  Here's how I know that - 2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.  We are up against a lot of odds - 1. Will our SUV make the trip safely?  No heat/defrost (forecasting snow/ice along our path), big oil leak problem.  Both of these repairs require hours of labor, the cost would be more than the car's worth.  2. We are on a tight budget and not being able to "book" a room could mean higher cost - but yet trusting God!!  3.  Not knowing with roads to take or being flexible on that gives me some anxiety... I'm not fond of mountain passes and high elevations and especially with inclement weather and pulling a trailer with a car that's not necessarily safe.  But God!! Right, He will lead us into victory!  


3. Like Gumby, strenuous and exhausting activity of a move is accurate.  It has been physically hard for Ken & I. And it has been requiring much seeking the Lord, keeping up with the news on COVID19 and how it affects travelers, etc.  So far, I don't think it's going to impact us too much except using extra caution at gas stations, rest stops, hotels and eating... LOL!   

4.  Like Gumby, I am/we are learning and growing our faith, trust and utter dependence on the Lord.  Like Gumby, we are expanding our wealth of knowledge in areas we never thought we'd would be interested in.   Years ago when we first got saved, there was a song we loved (still do)and prayed the words of this song each time.   It's called Live the Adventure of Jesus - Here's a link to it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNSKVbhhIsY.  Oh, dear ones, be careful how you pray.  God just answers those prayers in ways you never imagined!! Hee Hee!!  

I had no knowledge or desire to know about Gumby until God led me to it today.  It is so amazing how God speaks to us and uses odd characters to do so.  

Is there a situation in your life that requires you to be like Gumby?  Is there something you could be more flexible on?   Know that God is your source for everything as you keep tuned into His voice.  He will always lead you in triumph as you follow His lead!! 


Prayer/Praise
1.  Praise God that He is with us!! 
2.  Praise God that Ken's last day of work was yesterday.  It ended well! His boss even made a comment that Ken had to hurry and get out of there or he would cry.  
3.  Please continue to pray for my healing and for sleep.  
4.  Please continue to pray for provision for a new/reliable suv before we go. 
5.  Please continue to pray for God's provision as we arrive in Montana...and also to step into the fullness of the destiny God has for us.   
6.  Please pray for open doors for a place to stay as we travel and no issues or hiccups. 
7.  Please pray for my heart.  If I focus any amount of time on the thought of not being able to say goodbyes in person, it hurts.  I am extremely relational.  

We are so thankful for each of you who support us with your prayers and encouragement.  May God richly bless YOU!!   Our new mailing address is listed below!  We will keep the same phone numbers for awhile.  If you are wanting our new numbers, please email me.  


Ken & Michele Cole
...God's love and care is amazing!! 
michele@wantinsight.com

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
     Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 1982, Hamilton, MT 59840  
     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through PayPal.Me/micheleacole.  We also have Venmo & CashApp

2.  Tax deductible options:

     Checks payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 1982, 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.