Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Leap of Faith - Anti-climatic!

The Bible tells us that we are to walk by faith and not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7  

Transparency alert..........

I am thankful for the ONLY open door God has provided with our housing situation.  In just 10 days we will moving into a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with extra large bonus room and 2 car detached garage....and a large fenced yard.  That is double the space we have now.  I am thankful for the new landlord who has said he will not raise rents.  (That's what our existing landlord said too).  The new one has been easy to work with so far and quite flexible.  The rent and utilities are DOUBLE what we pay now and unless God opens doors of income, we are upside down big time.  That is not a comfortable place to be.  However, this is the ONLY choice we have...  and we have to trust that God is leading us this direction.  Oh - did I tell you we have a sexual predator right across the street from this new place?  

He promises to meet all of our needs.  Phil 4:19.   We have to have $3750 by 8/20.   We have just a small amount right now.  We have an open insurance claim for hail damage we had while in KC.  We are awaiting reply to see if we can just not repair our car and take the cash?   It's been a month with no response yet with continued follow up.   

Ken feels like we are stepping backwards.  It's obvious he's frustrated about this.  He made the comment that it seems that "professing Christians" have caused us the most angst, stress & hurt in our lives!    I am just confused.  Why did God tell me in April, He was taking my Facebook income away and then did when that would pay our new rent.   I'm confused because for the past two years, we finally made enough income that we could pay our bills and enjoy a little on the side.  We have lived by faith financially since 2005.  He has always been faithful to provide in different ways, but the toll it takes on you when you have to be utterly dependent on Him to pay bills or buy groceries is real.  I know that's part of our walk and it's confusing for others too.   We have to continue to believe He will take care of us.  This whole move is anti-climatic.  No excitement, no motivation other than we have to get out of dodge!   

I am struggling with feelings of anger and frustration at our existing landlords.  I was talking with someone in our home group and she said she was going through the same emotions towards them too.  The tension around here (they live next door) is thick.  They avoid us, run into their home when we come out and passive aggressive behavior.  It is just unreal.  We have no idea what changed in their minds or hearts - but it sure seems demonic. The only communication we have with them is through their attorney.   I go back and forth - praying for them  and then having thoughts of ill will.  I have to continuously forgive them.  Now I truly know what Joseph felt when he was sent to jail for something he didn't even do.   Thankful we aren't going to jail...but the prison of added financial stress is almost as bad.  

On the brighter side - we are almost 1/2 packed.  I've had a few friends come to help me during the day. Most of the rest can't be done until we decide to eat off paper plates and not cook.  LOL.   We also have 2 trucks and trailers along with a few men to help with the move.  That will help as we won't have to rent a Uhaul.    

I do see God's hand in all this.  Really - we've been praying for God to bring us into a bigger place to accommodate all that He is having us do!  That I'm thankful for!  It truly is a miracle that this house for the price became available and how it came to our attention was an answer to prayer.  We didn't have to qualify our income.  He didn't call our existing landlord because who know what they would have said about us.  He only checked our credit and background which of course we passed with flying colors!  The location (though in town) is convenient.   And yet, He still has 8 days before we sign the lease.... and would love to see BREAKTHROUGH in stepping into DESTINY - the RETREAT property.   ??? That would be our prayer still........ 


I am thankful for the many of you who reach out to us and share that you are praying for us!   It touches me deeply.   I cry often in thanksgiving to God for you!  

I am thankful that God promises a future and a hope!   

I am thankful that He is faithful no matter what we are going though!   

Please let me know how I can pray for you - and how I can celebrate God's goodness with you! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.  

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  (preferable as the options below will tax us) 

     This is the only way currently we can use funds for our personal needs at this time.  or through 

Paypal - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     


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, August 6, 2022

A Possibility! PRAYERS NEEDED PLEASE!

 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 

Today, I received a text from a local pastor I had reached out to about housing.  She told me about a rental that was coming available in just 2 weeks.  We have to be out in 3 weeks.  We went and looked at it.  It's definitely doable as far as space and location.  However, the rent and utility bills would be double what we pay now.  But it's a place we could be comfortable.   It's at least $1000 below what most are going for! 

We need wisdom and provision to make this decision! We need $4000 just to sign a lease.  We need to make the decision quickly as there are so many people looking for a place to rent.  And yet, we don't want to get ahead of God and make a rash decision out of desperation.  

There is NOTHING else that is available that we know of YET.   

Would you please be in prayer for us and if the Lord would show you anything that would help us, please share.   

Please pray that God would open doors to increase my Thrive income.  This is what both Ken and I really feel God is leading me to do.  And having this house we would have the space and ability to host tasting parties!   Thrive is getting ready to launch across the United States & even worldwide all by 2024!  They have 7 new meals (2 available now) that are just add hot water & eat in 15 minutes.  No fillers.  We got to taste 6 of the 7 and all are good!  I am so impressed with this company - they are proactive, intentional and high integrity!  Simply the best.   And with continued food shortages looming - did you hear the government is paying farmers to NOT grow food.  We all need to have supply - 1- 2 years minimum is what they recommend.  michelecole.thrivelife.com 

Please let me know how I can pray for you - and how I can celebrate God's goodness with you! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.  

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 - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     


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.  






Thursday, August 4, 2022

PUSH!!!

This morning as I was waking up around 4am.... the Lord spoke and said your baby is crowning... PUSH!! 


In the natural when a woman is giving birth to a baby, the crowning stage means the baby is born usually within the hour. It's painful and difficult but requires perseverance and the ability to PUSH with all you have. 

In June, a lady in our home group had a vision for me. She said she saw my baby in the birth canal. And then she saw me give birth to a healthy baby. My landlord's wife, who attended our home group, when she heard that, said when she came up the stairs and saw me, I was glowing and she knew I was about to give birth. 

This week I feel like it's been in the birth canal. It's dark and very narrow. It's pressure from all sides. I have shed many tears. 

My mother when she had me & my twin brother - she used to say all the time, that she went into the valley of the shadow of death with us. It gave me such a fear of childbirth, so much so that I never wanted to go through that, hence no children. This week though more spiritual as I'm not really pregnant, has made me feel like I'm in the valley of the shadow of death. On one hand terrifying-and on the other exhilarating anxiously awaiting God to intervene and deliver this baby.  

I believe many of us are here in some way or another. Our circumstances have been crushing us, squeezing us and shaping us for birth. If any encouragement, I believe we are "crowning" and our babies will be born soon. 

Isaiah 66:9 Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God.

We are just about 3 weeks away with no place to land (yet).  The few rentals that are available we don't quality for.   Property management companies here require

applications that take up to a week to approve or not...and an application fee for every rental you look at.  They also require that your net income is 3x the rent price, and that disqualifies us for anything.   

God is faithful - and HE will make a way.  We are trusting Him and confessing His promises over our situation.  I am thankful for those who are reaching out with encouraging words, scriptures and prayer.   

I talked to our landlord's attorney this week and asked if he would allow us to stay until we found a new place and that we were looking.  Our landlord said emphatically NO!!!!!   Do you know what else is cool.  I reached out to the guy who "served" our get out dodge letter to see how the envelope was placed in our home without our knowledge.  Anyways, he said he was a Christian and that he would be praying for us too!  How awesome is that.  

God really is keeping every door shut except the ONE He will open.   Isaiah 22:22.     We have everyone we know looking for us.  Even Ken's boss gave a paint bid to someone recently and saw they had a guest house.  He asked the owners if they would consider renting it.  They said no.  God has assured me we won't be homeless....though many really are here.  There are quite a few that live in their cars.  Some live in RV's in parking lots with no water or electric.  Yellowstone TV has really made it difficult for most of us.  They come in and snatch up rentals at prices landlords and sellers can't refuse.  Rumor is they move on the end of October.  I sure hope so!  For those that don't know - Yellowstone the TV show is filmed and housed here in our valley.   Every day they are shutting down roads to film.  It is great for the business owners but not for anyone else.   Also, there are NO storage units available - we are on a waiting list everywhere.   We have a storage unit with this landlord too... and so much to move - where? 

Here's a praise report!   We sold our timeshares.... yes both of them. The only thing is that they will be making payments (which will be great) but they don't start until later in the year.    As I've been packing, I've been selling off little things that we don't need.  I made a whopping $90 yesterday!  Whoohoo! 

Please pray for stamina and sleep!  Ken and I have been both waking up between 2-4am since we got the news.  Ken works all day and then comes home to pack.. and I am packing some each day while he's gone.   

Please agree in prayer for - provision for the vision - God's perfect plan, open doors  and place He has for us!   

Please let me know how I can pray for you - and how I can celebrate God's goodness with you! 

Hugs, love and prayers.

Ken & Michele Cole 

michele@wantinsight.com

michelecole.thrivelife.com - quality freeze dried food - simple to use, quality, non GMO, nutritious & delicious.  

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 - paypal.me/micheleacole 

Venmo- @Michele-Cole-20

Cashapp - cash.app/$micheleacole2019     


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.