Monday, August 21, 2017

All in God's Time

All in God's Time - Laurie McTier

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Recently our team traveled out of the country to minister in schools, churches and a local seminary. God knew all of the specific details that had to occur for each of the team to travel and minister.

The week prior to the project, each member of our staff were on the phone with travel agents, airlines, visa services, politicians, pastors, and the missionaries trying to do everything we knew to do to make sure that all of the specifics were taken care of for each person on the team to participate. God knew that each and every team member was a vital asset and greatly needed.

As we prepared, we had faith and trusted God to do the miraculous. There were many obstacles prior to this project; but we knew that these obstacles were nothing in God's eyes. He was on top of things; He had it all under control.

For this project, there were many walls. It took the team over 31 hours to reach our final destination. The first night we had three and one half hours of sleep before our first outreach. As we went to bed that evening, we prayed and asked God to bless our rest. Those three hours were some of the most blessed and restful hours of sleep that we have had in years.

God is never late, and often times not early. He is however, always right on time. God knows when the money for the project is due, He knows when we must have the passport and visa on hand. His Word promises us as His children that He will supply all of our needs in Christ Jesus.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you to truly trust Him to meet your every need.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Those who need to make decisions for Christ as On The Go and the Keith Cook Team shares the Gospel around the world. Pray that they will hear a clear message about Christ, that the Holy Spirit will move them to a point of decision and that they will be bold enough to publicly respond for Christ.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 21, 2017
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Most Important Job Of All

The Most Important Job Of All by Joan Cook

"Bring up your children in the training and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4

Today, I would like to take a minute to encourage all the mothers and fathers who may be feeling unappreciated, unfulfilled, unrecognized, or just plain tired! Do not be discouraged. Do not give up. Yours is the most important job of all. You have the privilege and responsibility to help shape and develop your child's entire life. Everything you say and do is so very important in his or her development.

One of the definitions of the word "parents" is: those who give birth to children and provide nurture and guidance. Below are words to encourage you and remind you of this awesome responsibility.

"There are exceptional women and men who have other tasks to perform in addition to the task of motherhood and fatherhood and that is the task of providing for the home and of keeping it. But it is the tasks connected with the home that are the fundamental tasks of humanity...if the mother does not do her duty, there will either be no next generation, or a next generation that is worse than none at all..." Theodore Roosevelt

"If we fail to instruct our children in justice, religion, and liberty, we will be condemning them to a world without virtue, a life in the twilight of a civilization where the great truths have been forgotten." Ronald Reagan

Daily Prayer Focus: Thank the Lord for the privilege of parenthood. Be mindful of the awesome responsibility.

On The Go Prayer Focus: All the local churches, committees, and leaders who will be working with On The Go Ministries and the Keith Cook Team in creative outreach efforts in the United States and around the world.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 20, 2017
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Manifest Your Love for God

Manifest Your Love for God by Keith Cook

"With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee...I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word." Psalms 119:10-16

In this passage the Psalmist says we are to manifest our love for God with our Heart, Lips, and Mind. Can you do this? Yes you can. The Word of God will show you how!

Your Heart

With Your HEART you can Seek the Lord. (verse 10)

Seek the Lord with your whole heart. Seek Him while there is time. He is calling you, leading you, and directing you. Use your free will to seek Him. The results will be a full heart!

With your Heart you will Treasure the Word. (verse 11)

If your heart is with the Lord you always have a place for the Word of God in your life. The Word speaks to you. It comforts you. It directs you. It challenges you and convicts you.

If your heart is not right with God you will avoid the Word and neglect your time alone with God. You dread hearing the Word of God preached. Devotions, sermons, and the Bible all condemn you until you get your heart set on Christ.

Your Lips

With your LIPS you Share about the greatness of God. (verse 13)

If you are in Christ and living in the fullness of Christ you will naturally share with others about all you are experiencing in Him. Never having anything spiritual to say often reflects the fact that one is not living the spirit filled life. Being frivolous and aloof often reflect a lack of spiritual depth. Let your lips tell of Him!

With your Lips you also will Rejoice. (verse 14)

From your lips will either come praise or pain. People who rejoice are a pleasure to be around. People who are always reflecting on their pain and sorrows tend to live their lives alone and without encouragement. Rejoicing is not a sign of ignorance of the facts of life, rather it is a God directed expression of faith, hope, and trust. Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. Rejoice, it will do you good.

Your Mind

Using your MIND you can Meditate on God's precepts. (verse 15)

Meditating on God's precepts means that you will try to see what the precepts of God actually mean to you. In reality, you are asking God to interpret and implement His Word in your life. Some individuals think that meditation leads to more meditation, but it actually will lead to answers to prayer, keys to problems being revealed, and direction in life. Meditation always leads to action. Most prayer warriors are also great evangelists, missionaries, pastors, parents, and leaders. They are not passive but people of action.

If you are using your Mind you are also Regarding God's ways. (verse 15)

Someone who is thinking clearly will always look to Christ for direction in their life. When you regard the Lord, you give Him the right to direct your path and help you make decisions. Major and minor decisions are all the same to God. You can have the mind of Christ if you ask for it!

When you use your Mind you can Delight in God. (verse 16)

It is really fun and exciting to have God work in your life. It is so rewarding to know that God has done something for you. It leads to confidence and stability. When real faith is exercised in your life, blessings and ministry will follow.

When you use your Mind you also will not forget to Honor God and Praise Him as the real strength in your life. (verse 16)

If you succeed or even make it through a problem you must realize that it is God who has brought you through. Your true strength comes from the Lord, honor Him, praise Him, and seek to serve Him.

Decide today to serve the Lord with all of your heart. Seek to honor God with your heart, your lips, and your mind. Don't forget that the greatest treasure on earth can be found by you each day in the Holy Bible.

Daily Prayer Focus:  As you spend time in God's Word today, ask Him to show you secret sins that are hidden in your life. Ask for forgiveness so that you might serve Him wholeheartedly.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The "On The Go Daily Internet Devotions". This devotional series is read by hundreds around the World via the internet. "On The Go Daily Internet Devotions" are used to encourage, challenge, and motivate Christians in their daily walk. Pray for Keith, Joan, the On The Go Staff, and special guests as they share daily through these devotional thoughts. You can subscribe to these daily devotions via our website if you are not already a subscriber.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 19, 2017
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Prayer, The Key To World Evangelization

Prayer, The Key To World Evangelization - by Keith Cook

"Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my groaning. Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, for to Thee do I pray. In the morning, O Lord, Thou wilt hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to Thee and eagerly watch." Psalm 5:1-3

Our world is in desperate need of a fresh outpouring of God's love and power. Economic quick fixes and political infighting are not the answer. If we want to reach our neighbors or reach around the world, we can do so in prayer.

Prayer opens up God's resources and God's plans for man. Prayer helps us get a fresh and exciting direction from our creator. You may never go to India or China, but you can go there in prayer.

Start with praise to God - Adoration toward God for His majesty
Next confess all known sin - Admission, sorrow, and forsaking your sin.

Begin to thank God - Thank Him for His great and mighty deeds
Intercede for others - Pray for the lost: friends, family, church, etc...

Ask God - Ask the Lord for the desires of your heart.
Wait upon the Lord - Wait for strength, patience, and wisdom.
Search the word - Open the Bible and begin to see God's will.
Listen to Him - Hear God's voice speaking to your heart and mind.

Be ready - Do what God says and go where He leads.
End your prayer time in praise - Praise God for His goodness and presence.

A shorter version of the above outline is: ACTS
Adoration
Confession
Thanksgiving
Supplication

Daily Prayer Focus: Talk to the Lord with anticipation of what He is going to do in and through you.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The 30 Minute Radio & Podcast Program "On The Go with Keith Cook". This is a weekly program airing over the internet, short wave, and radio stations. Each week Keith relates creative ways to share Christ. Pray for Keith, Joan, the On The Go Staff, and special guests as they minister on these broadcasts. You can hear these programs via our website if it is not available in your area.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 18, 2017
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Get On The Treadmill And Run

Get On The Treadmill And Run by Keith Cook

"but I buffet my body and make it my slave" I Corinthians 9:27

A few years ago, upon returning from a crusade, I found a rather large gift waiting for me in my basement. My wife, Joan, had gone out and bought me a treadmill. I was so excited. I had seen one earlier and had wanted it so bad. I just hated to spend money on myself, but my wife loves to bless people. So I gladly received a marvelous gift.

As I looked at the treadmill with all its gadgets, bells, and whistles, I started to laugh out loud. I had no more excuses for not running everyday to stay in shape. As I looked at my gift it changed from a gift to one big challenge. It is a fancy machine. It could have been a less spectacular machine but the bottom line was this machine was going to require me to actually get on it and work. No excuses, no putting it off because of weather. No more, "tomorrow I will!"

My workout started as a challenge but now is a joy. When I was younger I ran everyday. I had the time to run all over town and I did just that. I would run from my campus apartment all the way over to Joan's house to see her and then run back, usually at midnight. It was such fun to run and think. To run and sing. To run and look!

Right now God would have all of us revisit some old Godly habits we once had. Have our devotions been consistent? Are we studying the Word of God and spending time in prayer like we once did? Are we still getting up early on Sunday and hurrying to church to hear a fresh word from God? When was the last time we casually and excitedly shared with someone about how good Jesus really is?

Wow, those disciplines of God are still needed in our lives. Jump back on the treadmill and start fresh and new every morning. While you are at it take care of the temple God has given you. We want you around as long as possible.

Daily prayer focus: Pray for strength to do all the disciplines that God has for you to do for Him.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Outreach Training Schools (OTS). In our OTS, young people and adults are trained to go to the next level in their service to God. Pray for On The Go as we train believers to make a difference in their generation.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 17, 2017
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Let's

Let's by Keith Cook

"Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."  John 4:35

Today is the time for radical faith. Gone is the convenience of being lukewarm and not actively engaging in reaching our culture. Today's culture is rapidly invading the church and even individuals Christians world-wide.

If we are going to win people to Christ and turn back the tide of the evil and hedonistic humanism that is engulfing our world, we need to do three simple things.

1. Stop - We need to stop what we are doing and take time to make new friends for Jesus Christ's sake. We really need to become friends with more people and let more people into our world. Most of us live in a really small world. We need to venture out and see real people with real needs.

2. Look - We need to look for open doors to share our faith and dependence on Jesus Christ. God will provide all who ask Him with open doors and natural and easy transition opportunities to share about Jesus. Take the time to look for ways to share and follow God's path when He reveals it.

3. Listen - We need to yield to the Spirit and listen to those we are sharing with!  God will direct your steps if you give Him your life each day. While salvation is a once in a lifetime experience, following Jesus is moment by moment. Making Jesus Lord and being filled with the Spirit is something that takes daily dying to self and a moment by moment trusting is God's resources and directions.

Let's do what God is directing us to do today, while we have time and opportunity.

Pray:  Pray that God will enable you to Stop, Look, and Listen in a greater way than ever before.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's USA Outreach Effort. God has placed a United States effort on the heart and mind of the On The Go Team. Three key objectives are sharing, praying, and training in every county in the USA using On The Go Advance Teams, Training Teams, Planning Teams, Prayer Teams, GoTeams, and Outreach Efforts.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 16, 2017
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Danger Signs in the Home

Danger Signs in the Home by Keith Cook

"Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith." Proverbs 15:16, 17

Danger! Look around your life today. Take a close look at your family, because your family may very well be in danger. It is important to recognize today that the devil is trying to attack your family and bring it down. You need to take a definitive stand against what he is doing. Don't break the spirit in your family.

The Bible tells us that danger signs can arise in anyone's home. I want to warn you that some of the signs of danger are so evident and we must take action to tear them down.

The first danger sign that is encountered in most families is that of Failure to Communicate. Not talking, sharing, or reasoning with each other leads to failed dreams and wasted opportunities for success. We must learn to communicate with our spouses, parents, children, and friends. We must learn to share our love, ideas, visions, and dreams with our loved ones.

The next danger sign comes up around the bend of Dividing Things Up. When we constantly use the phrases: My Money, My Car, My Home, My Rights, we are well around the bend of this dangerous road. Going down this road will lead to ruin. When we see this happening we must quickly allow the Holy Spirit to steer us down a safer path. God wants us to be one in the Lord. We must not allow material possessions, the lack of privacy, stresses of life, hard times, or just personality traits to come between us and our spouse. As a result of our unity, we will see our marriages and homes prosper. I challenge you to let everything in your home be done in unity and in peace.

The third danger sign is that of Denial. If you or someone in your family is living in a state of Denial you do not see the problems that your family is facing. Not being able to see problems as they really are or thinking that problems either do not exist or will simply go away with time often leads to heart break and relational problems. Often the ones that are loved the most are hurt the most by denial. Allow God to turn His floodlights on your home and show you the real path to family stability. The truth will set you free.

The fourth danger sign is that of Shifting Responsibilities. This can also be referred to as "passing the buck". It is easy to tell one's loved ones to handle major issues on their own or even handle problems for us. Not owning up to one's responsibilities and blaming others for failures can lead to anger, resentment, and emotional abuse. This attitude is really a manifestation of pride and has an underlying root in anger. Rebelling against responsibility and order leads to ruin. Drive down the straight road of responding to God's sure road of responsibility.

The fifth danger sign is that of a Workaholic. These individuals are always busy at work, or sport, or doing their own thing. Don't become a workaholic. Join with your family, unite with them, and work together. When you have fun together, work together, worship together, study together, grow and rest together as a family, it is good for the Kingdom of God. When a family is together they are blessed and then the family is used of God to bless other families in your church, your city, even your country and world.

The next danger sign is that of Having No Rules. This sign refers to the fact that one does not have set rules, goals, or challenges laid out ahead of him. These individuals have not allowed God to give them visions or dreams. They act solely out of impulse. This leads to overspending, lack of discipline, no direction, and no plans for the future. Each family needs to have a plan from God as to what He wants them to do as a family. Couples need to be living out the dream they have together in Christ. Singles must have a clear word from God as to where they are going in relation to God's plan for their lives.

Decide today to set out to know God's plan for you and your family. Allow the Lord to set up rules and standards that you will live by. Stand against the devil and what he is saying to you about living for the moment and casting your cares to the wind. He is attacking your family and wanting to have your family not reach your full potential in Christ. Wasting away in bills, neglect, and opportunity lost is his plan for you. God's plan for you is that you have His portion so that you can do all He wants you to do.

We must pay close attention to the Danger Signs that come to us in our families. If we do not take heed of their warnings, our homes will face definite troubles. We must purposefully turn back to the Lord and follow His principles even in our families. God commands us to fear the Lord, follow the Lord, and trust in the Lord in every area of our lives!

As Godly men and women we must stand guard against Satan. We can not let him destroy our families. Stand up for Jesus and live for God in your home.

When you see the danger ahead sign on the road you do not curse the sign you actually rejoice in the knowledge that you have been warned and know what to do to avoid the danger. God is warning you of the danger ahead for your family. Heed His warning. Is is so wonderful to know He is actively directing our lives and wanting us to move on down the road for Him.

Daily Prayer: Praise God for True Victory in Jesus. Claim the gospel armor over each member of your family.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Performing Arts Team. Pray for our team as we minister through drama, puppets, interpretive dance, and music. Our Performing Arts Teams are made up of volunteers and On The Go staffers who travel around the USA to local churches and events sharing the Good News.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 15, 2017
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