Has God ever asked you to spring clean? Out with the old, so you can make room for the new! Sometimes we've got to let go of old things so He can bring the new things! Is that hard for you?
In January, the Lord told us it's time to do our spring cleaning because in the spring, things will shift. It was kind of funny, because within a few days of hearing this, a friend from KC called and said "don't you think it's time to go through your stuff in that person's basement and get rid of things." Great confirmation!! We have had most of our belongings, clothes, furniture, dishes, etc in someone's basement here for the past 3 years. 2000 square feet of her basement floor to ceiling, wall to wall of stuff we really don't need!
Up until now, I haven't had any physical motivation or energy to do this task. It is overwhelming. But God is giving me grace to be able to do what I can. He is bringing helpers, thankful for that! Thankful for my sister coming this weekend to help. Thankful for local friends who will help with garage sale & more.
Funny story: our pastor/friend offered to help us and came over one day to work. He does not drink alcoholic beverages. Out of 2000 square feet of our things, what do you think he found? He did! He found 2 boxes of booze that we didn't even know got packed! So, I of course played along and told Ken to take it home so we could use it for our next meal with him and his wife. And then I tried back peddling when he would come across a box marked "crosses". He jokingly thought I was trying to outweigh the bad with good things. :) Oh well, it was funny at the time.
We have been making headway, going through it all. Sorting what to keep, and what we will sell or giveaway. We feel the Lord is telling us not to worry about giving it away if there is a real need or not to worry about how much we get off of something we sell. He will still provide for our needs. Three years ago, I would not have been able to let go so easily. We love to give and so we are thankful for the ability to bless others!!! The peace that God is giving me right now is unbelievable. We are out of funds from the sale of Ken's truck that helped offset our monthly bills, and yet, I'm not panicked or freaking out over it as I have many times in the past. I still wonder how we will meet our bills, but I'm not stressed. Praise the Lord! My confidence in God's faithfulness and goodness has grown leaps & bounds in this wilderness. Look how much spring cleaning God has done in my life!!
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 3:13-14
There is much excitement and joy being birthed in this time. Though we don't know exactly what His plans are "next", and the "hows", the spiritual atmosphere is filled with unexplainable peace, joy & fun! We believe that in just the next month or two things will be very different and that He is shifting things around for us. We have been getting some pretty incredible prophetic words from strangers & then just the prophetic words posted on Facebook or Elijah list are resonating with what He is speaking to us. It's exhilarating knowing others are hearing similar or exact things we are! Whoohoo!!
Years ago, we used to sing a song at church called "The Adventures of Jesus by Brian Doerksen" Here's a link to it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNSKVbhhIsY We are finding with God, life is definitely an adventure. And it's our hearts desire to serve and minister to others in such a way that brings glory to God!
So, as we continue to be obedient to what God has asked of us, spring clean.....we are also actively waiting for the next destination God has for us.
I believe that others too are in this place of waiting but yet with great anticipation of this new season almost upon us. I will share a little excerpt from my quiet time with Him today. I feel this is not just for me but for those waiting as well:
You are coming thru victorously. Believe for what you haven't seen. Decree the results you desire. I Am longing for the day (real soon) that My blessings will overflow. Your wilderness is coming to an end. You child are going from the pit to the palace. Goodness & mercy coming like a flood. In this new season....all good things. The struggles are over. This MONTH you will see the shifting.
Keep your eyes on Me.
Keep your eyes on Me.
Love your Papa.
I pray this encourages you as we are! I pray that divine connections and favor come upon you and all your hearts desire are fulfilled in this next season!
If you have a prayer request, please feel free to email me. We are happy to pray for you as we know you pray for us often! We are so thankful for those God puts in our lives! We wouldn't have been able to continue in our faith journey, if you weren't such faithful friends and prayer warriors!
Ken - stamina to continue in his work until God moves him on. His hours are longer 11- 12 hour days.
Pray for provision for our monthly needs to be met and for the provision for the vision!!!!
Michele - pray for sleep and health. I truly believe that is part of the shift coming soon as well.
Pray for endurance and stamina for us to go through our things and that we can be done as soon as possible!
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.
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
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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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