Thursday, June 2, 2016

Come Full Circle - 4 Things God Does for You

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Come Full Circle
Prayer & Praise

The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:1 

Has God asked you to do something that didn't make sense?  Move to an unknown land?  Give a large chunk of cash?

In February 2014, most of you know, the Lord moved us from Overland Park, KS to El Dorado Springs, MO.  We had no knowledge of why God was moving here at that time.  All He told us was to build relationships and invest in people.   We left everyone & everything we knew!   When we arrived here, we felt led to drive a stake in the ground at the sign that says "Welcome to El Dorado Springs".  We thanked God for the new land He was giving us.  That's when all heck broke loose.  I will spare you the details, but just know we experienced many "giants" in the new land.

Numbers 13:27-30 “We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country—a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is the kind of fruit it produces.  But the people living there are powerful, and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak!  The Amalekites live in the Negev, and the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country. The Canaanites live along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea[a] and along the Jordan Valley.”
 But Caleb tried to quiet the people as they stood before Moses. “Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said. “We can certainly conquer it!”
We have learned how to use our weapons of warfare here.  The battle has been fierce.  I remember when we first got saved, our pastor taught on Ephesians 6.  He was so descriptive and my overactive imagination said I was sitting in the middle of a war zone and a science fiction movie.  It was very scary.  I remember asking him after service, "who are all those people who have to fight like that".  The joke was on me!  After all these years, I definitely understand to a greater degree the importance of wearing all our spiritual armor every day!

For the past two plus years - we have been intentional in meeting people and getting to know many.  Just to give you an idea - our town is 3500.  We do have a couple surrounding towns that we have met folks from.  If I had to put a number on it, we've probably met at least 800 people and fed at least 120-130 of them (some multiple times).   We love to cook and hospitality is one of our gifts.  And there are just no real good places to eat within a 100 mile radius.  If God ever moves us again, I'm going to ask Him for good places to eat.  :)

With all that to say, we really have come full circle since we arrived here.  Some key things we believe have happened that we think are keys to open doors.

- Without going into too much explanation, God restored a relationship this past weekend that we had when we first moved here.  Praise God!!  Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
- We got a prophetic word that God that confirmed some re-alignments/alignments.  And also that they saw a full circle around our potential "retreat property".
- Prophetic word that hit home from someone on Facebook - Kingdom authority breaks the seal of deception and breaks through:  Time to re-establish and refresh the stakes int he ground from proclamations made from past efforts. What had been in gridlock will open like a flood.   -  We've been praying for the entire 2+ years, using our Kingdom authority here that God would breakthrough and remove the demonic hindering spirits over this town and region.  We are seeing fruit from that!!!!!

We have been sensing a shift for about 3 months now.  There are many things in the natural that seem to be pointing something is going to change soon as well.  Come on Lord!!  We are as ready as we can be.  I've been letting God know that we've done our part..... so........

Back to my original question - has God ever asked you to do something that just didn't make sense?
It has been our experience that just about everything God asks of us doesn't initially make sense.  But, what I do know is this.... 4 things God does when He asks something of us:

  • Whatever He asks of you, He has prepared you for.  He will help you defeat the giants.
  • Wherever He leads you, He will meet your need.  (though this isn't always easy to walk out)
  • Obedience needs to be immediate and always brings blessings.
  • He is always about redemption, love & restoration.  

If God is asking something of you, don't question it. Trust Him. Be obedient!  Act immediately!  It may not make sense to you.  It may not make sense to friends and family!  It may be difficult and hard, but God will be with you and He will help you!  God is faithful!  God is good!!! And He does have good things for us!
Two weeks ago we had Joni Ames in town to minister to several churches. There was a couple we invited to our night of hosting her. We had been sharing about the prophetic with them since we met them and they had just not experienced it or been taught about it. I found out recently that they almost didn't come to the meeting. The husband a bit threatened by the fact that this was something new to him though a long time mature believer & in leadership of a church. Anyways they came & when they got prophetic ministry, the Lord confirmed it in his spirit thru the three of us. He said he wanted what we had!

Last Friday night we had company over and each time we see these folks we end in prayer for each other. The wife asked for prayer for sciatica/back pain that's been bugging her quite a bit. I sensed the Lord wanted me to lay hands on her. We prayed & asked Jehovah Rapha to come....and the next morning she called me to tell me she was completely healed! She waited to tell me because she wanted to do some things that would normally hurt to be sure she was healed... and God showed up & blessed her childlike faith.

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 30-50 private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, screened in porches 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, 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 more help them be ready to serve in their church. 
In our community building - we will have a 24/7 (eventually)  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 into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!! 

Update/Prayer Requests
We've been praying, contending and believing for the provision for this vision and yet discouragement sometimes hits us like a ton of bricks.  We know God's timing is perfect, we just wish He would maybe let us in on some those details.  
Please pray for us as we have so much to learn about 501c3, holding our first board meeting soon and all that needs to be accomplished in that.  We feel completely inadequate!   
Please continue to pray that God will bring the provision for the vision..... 
Please pray for daily provision.  We are at 25% of our needed income with no opportunities to earn enough around here.  I am finding that the social media gig is not my thing.  Darn!!!    
Please pray for Ken - he is still part time at Dollar General - it's hard physical work and he is quite exhausted with little energy leftover.  Please pray for his health stamina! 
Please pray for my health. With just a little bit of "work" I had helping out the local school here do some research, I found my mental & physical stamina is still limited.  I'm thankful I was able to do what I did but realizing it drains my adrenals quickly and a long time to bounce back.

PRAISE REPORT - I am still sleeping most nights !!!  I am getting almost 8 hours a night.  There are some nights I don't mostly because the dogs wake us up with storms.  PRAISE GOD - the headaches i had for 30+ years are almost gone!  I don't typically have any headaches unless I don't drink enough water.  And when I do, I drink water & take honey ginger.  NO more excedrin!!  That's huge because it was definitely affecting my liver and kidney's.

I'm a consultant with Thrive Life Foods - 25 year food storage.  I am thinking this may be a good way for me to earn extra income - by doing online shows.  I have my first one out of Virginia this weekend.   If you are interested in more information, please contact me or visit my website at   God open doors if this is from You! 

Bless YOU.  Thank you for caring for us, praying for us and standing with us!  If there is anything you need prayer for, please let us know.  We are happy to!!!

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. 

God Bless YOU -
Ken & Michele Cole,

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. 
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3. Donor Fund - Contact National Christian Foundation - Ken & Michele Cole - Want InSight Fund - We will be changing this in the near future.   Tax deductible 
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