Monday, March 16, 2020

What do Cupcakes Have to do with it?

It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8

Have you ever woke up in a state of panic?  Has the recent news thrown a curve ball at you?  Is there something causing you some angst? 

Panic defintion - sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior. 

O Lord, pay attention and act.  Delay not, for your own sake, O my God Daniel 9:19 ESV

At 4 am last night, I woke up from a sound sleep and was immediately in a state of panic.  
Wild thoughts and overthinking came out of nowhere.  Fear & panic set in.  Questions, questions and more questions came through my mind.  

What if - we couldn't get everything sold before we move? 
What if - the movers charged more than they have estimated?
What if - God didn't open a door for a place to live in new location?
What if - our SUV wouldn't make it or it broke down along the way?
What if - God doesn't heal me or my symptoms worsened?
What if - this is our last time to see Ken's parents other family and friends in KC?
What if - this Corona Virus keeps us from moving/traveling because of quarantines?
What if - God doesn't provide for our vision once we get to new location?
What if - well, I could go on an on with what flooded my thoughts.....

For those of you who like to plan, have a plan, follow a plan, the unknown can be overwhelming.  Maybe even frightening.  For those who go with the flow, this can be more like an adventure.  Maybe you can guess which one I am and which one Ken is?  

I had a dream a couple weeks ago.  I was with a friend and we were at a food truck that sold cupcakes.  I asked the guy for a cupcake and he said there wasn't enough because he was doing a big event and he hurried away.  Another employee, came up to me and my friend and handed me a miniature cupcake with lots of icing on top.  I licked some of the frosting off and handed it to my friend.  She ate the rest.  Then the employee handed another miniature cupcake to my friend.  She then licked the icing off and handed me the rest to eat.  We had 3 cupcakes total.   When I woke up, I sat with the Lord and asked for an interpretation.  What looked like not enough cupcakes, was how I am feeling - not enough help, not enough provision, not enough energy, etc.  He said the icing is a sweet reward that you will receive as you take little bites at a time.  Each bite is a step closer to the destination I have for you.  Stay focused on what little things you can do each day so that you don't become overwhelmed.  The "three" cupcakes represents that things are coming into divine fulfillment and completion.   

How many of us want to bite off more than we can chew?  How many of us want to get from Point A to Point B as fast as we can? How many of us project into our tomorrows instead of staying present.  You can see that in what's going on around the world.  People are reacting in fear and panic because the media is hyping things up.  Isn't that just like the enemy - to overplay his hand?  

The Lord said to me 4 years ago, give away all you want replaced.  I would love to give away 95% of what we have left.  On one hand, it's just that simple.  On the other hand, we are trying to be prudent and sell so we can have the funds to move and hopefully some left over to live at new location.  It's been a ping pong match in my head for weeks.  So, until we hear clearly, we proceed as we know -sell.... and then in the end, will donate what's left.  All I know I've heard for certain, is "Little steps lead to BIG DESTINATIONS." 

All that to say, there is so many reasons life gives us to step into panic, have anxiety or fear over circumstances out of our control.  What we can control, is how we respond? How we react?  Will we choose faith in God or give into fear, the tactic of the enemy to keep us from faith.  

By Tricia White - Yesterday morning during prayer I saw a woman in labor. She pushed to exhaustion. She began to tell the nurses and those around her she couldn’t continue. I sense there are so many that has pushed and pressed to a point of exhaustion. You feel the pressure of the promise on the inside of you but where has your strength gone? Today you shall receive supernatural strength and grace to give birth. Your promise shall come to full term. You shall give birth in Jesus mighty name! God gave Sarah strength to conceive and you shall receive power to give birth!  

“By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, 
since she considered him faithful who had promised.” Heb 11:11 

What we feed our mind and thoughts will dominate us.  We need to feed our faith with the Word of God!  What does God say about your circumstances?  What has God promised you? Get in the Word!   STAY IN FAITH and trust God!!

Similar Prayer points:
Today we booked our movers and had to put a large deposit down in faith!! 
  1. Ken is wanting to finish job well.  I think that he will.  They are sure going to miss him.  
  2. Me - I am still having intense pain which limits what I can do or how long I can work.  Please be in agreement for complete healing! It's very wearing on me. Contend for me, my God and Lord Psalm 35:23
  3. Please pray for divine helpers.  
  4. We are believing God for provision for a new SUV.  As we were burning tax papers & financials from the 1980's...and beyond I sat in the car and watched our car smoke under the hood, burning oil!  Ugh! 
  5. We are still looking for work - have made multiple applications and have been for the past 3 years- but most jobs there are minimum wage and part time (like here)   We are finding that many places are not hiring now due to the virus scare.. and usually only hire once you are there. 
  6. We are still looking for a place to rent/land there (where, we have a general idea but no specific town).   All rentals we can connect to from a distance require verifiable income to even consider us.  And they all require 2 months security deposit, plus first and last months rent & key deposits!  Crazy!!   We have reached out to a number of semi-connections there asking them to keep eyes peeled - and we are believing God HE will open a door.    THERE IS ONE place we spoke to a private owner of - and it may be a good fit...  rent is 2x here (which is the best we've seen) but space much much smaller than what we have... so need to hear God on this and have the provision to make the decision.  
  7. We are contending for the promises God has spoken to us - to fund the vision - so we can just step into Destiny - as we move into our Promise Land.  
  8. Our PLAN is to be moving Mid-April.  We hope to have a farewell open house in KC sometime the week of April 11th-  ???  Maybe that weekend following.  
  9. Counting down we are less than 3 weeks out! 
Thank YOU again for your love, prayer and support!!!  Thank you for believing in us and walking with us on our journey!!   Love ya's!

Ken & Michele Cole
...God's love and your prayers keeps me going.....

Here are ways you can give if you feel led:

1.  Non tax deductible donations can be made to:
     Ken & Michele Cole, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744.
     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 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
     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
     This is an option to keep gifts anonymous - again for outreach and savings toward our 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.  

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