Friday, May 26, 2017

Prayer Warriors

Prayer Warriors by Keith Cook

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should." Colossians 4:2-4

Prayer is a vital part of every aspect of our ministry here at On The Go. We covet your prayers as we enter into the summer with our GoTeams ministering internationally and throughout the USA.

Where prayer abounds, there is power, strength, and blessings. Your prayers enable our GoTeams to effectively minister and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Here are some key notes to remember as you pray for On The Go:

1. Pray that our GoTeams will be devoted to God as they minister. Our strength and wisdom comes directly from God.

2. Pray for Safety. Pray a hedge of protection around our teams as they minister. Pray for safety and the health of our team members.

3. Pray for Open Doors of Ministry. As we travel abroad and in the USA, we are continually seeking God's divine opportunities to serve. Pray that God will open doors before our teams and expand our ministry in each country that our GoTeams are ministering in.

4. Pray for Boldness for each team member that they might share God's love.

5. Pray for Victory over Fear, Opposition, and Spiritual Warfare.

6. Pray for Discernment. Pray for each team member that God will give them wisdom and discernment as they clearly present the Gospel Message.

7. Pray for Divine Appointments. Pray that the hearts of the individuals our teams minister to will be ready to hear about God's love and open to His call to repentance.

Prayer plays a vital part of our team! Without prayer there is no power. Thank you for praying for our On The Go staff and our GoTeams!

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray for Divine Appointments as our GoTeams minister and share God's love.

On The Go Prayer Focus: All the Ministry Partners, Missions, Missionaries that On The Go ministers with. It takes team work to make the dream of reaching the world a reality.

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 May 26, 2017
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Are You Ready To Go Home?

Are You Ready To Go Home? by Keith Cook

"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." John 14:2

Jesus Christ is preparing a place in Heaven for all of His children who have placed their trust in Him.

The other day I was thinking about home. As an international evangelist, I travel quite often, each time going to different countries and different locations around the world. While I am ministering in other countries, even though I'm doing the Lord's work, I still get a little homesick. I miss my wife, my son, my grand daughter, and even my home.  I miss my "world".

There's a world that is coming one day called "Heaven". Heaven has been prepared for you and me so that we can live forever with God. God wants us to get to His home and He wants us to live with Him forever. In the Bible, Jesus tells us that He is preparing a place just for us. Literally speaking, there is a little spot of Heaven reserved just for you!

How do you get to God's home? You must go the right way. If you try to reach Heaven by the wrong path, you will never reach your destination. You can not go the devil's way to get to Heaven, you must go the way of Jesus Christ. Choose today to serve Him, love Him, and get to know Him by asking Him to be your Savior. This is the way, the only way to Heaven.

Personal Prayer Focus: Praise God for His marvelous provisions and our eternal home in Heaven which is being prepared for us today.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith Cook, Joan Cook, the U.S.A. Staff, and On The Go Board of Directors, as they add leadership and direction for the ongoing ministries of the Keith Cook Team and On The Go.

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 May 25, 2017
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Vestal Goodman and Johnny Cash

Vestal Goodman and Johnny Cash by Keith Cook

"...let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1, 2

The past few years have been difficult for some of us who have friends in the ministry and in the music industry. Vestal Goodman and Johnny Cash both passed away not too long ago. As I think about their lives and their music, I am reminded that both of these individuals had totally different lives, yet their music impacted thousands of lives around the world, and thousands for the Kingdom of God!

Johnny Cash was often referred to as "The Man in Black." Deep down inside, he really had a clean heart. He came to know Christ, he lived for Him, and he served Him. He often traveled with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He sang in Dr Graham's crusades and on television. He was not ashamed of his relationship with Jesus Christ.

Vestal Goodman who sang with the Happy Goodman Family, has sung all over this country, and our world, and has blessed so many lives by her music and testimony. Vestal sang with so much power, and I loved to hear her sing because each time I knew the love of God was in her life.

I had the opportunity to meet Johnny Cash on one occasion, and I shook his hand. He was such a gentleman. He looked me in the eyes and said, "God Bless You." He was not ashamed of Jesus.

We will miss both Johnny and Vestal because they were not ashamed of Jesus Christ. We need to realize that whether we are rich or poor, famous or infamous, Jesus Christ can give us a race that we can run for Him. We need to run for Jesus so that when we die, our friends, family, and acquaintances will talk about us as we talk about Vestal and Johnny. They were good people, yet more importantly, their lives counted for the furtherance of God's Kingdom.

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray that your life will be a legacy as you seek to live your life from God's perspective.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The Families of the On The Go staff. Pray for their emotions, finances, safety, wisdom, and spiritual health.

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 May 24, 2017
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Leaders and Nations Beware

Leaders and Nations Beware by Keith Cook

Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! Let the earth and all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it. Isaiah 34:1 NASB

After spending a relaxing and inspirational weekend out riding a Harley along the Florida Gulf coast, I decided to dig into some heavy Bible reading in the book of Isaiah. It has been great. I have read so much in Isaiah about how leaders can make or break a nation. Isaiah is full of reminders, rebukes, and recommendations for believers and leaders that is so practical and needed today. In my own life there have been seasons of great advances and joy that have often been followed by times of what is going on! During these times God drives me deep into His Word to find comfort and direction. It is amazing how He works. It is always just what I need to adjust my attitude, fortify my faith, or steer my course.

Isaiah 34 is a chapter that deals with God's indignation against nations. While reading the chapter God gave me the following insights.

1. God still has power to make and break nations  (34:1)

2. It is wise for leaders to follow the moral and ethical codes of the Bible (34:1)

3. There is reward and rebuke for how nations honor God, His people, and His agenda  (34:2)

4. The ways of God can be mysterious but it is beneficial to seek to know and honor Him  (34:2-7)

5. There is a day of reckoning coming  (34:8)  - God's Word calls this a time of Vengeance and Recompense.

6. Decisions and Actions made now and in the past affect Generations (34:10) - God honors and protects leaders and nations that do good, helps other nations, and honors Him. God brings down leaders and nations that do evil, seeks to destroy other nations, and those who dishonor Him.

7. When emptiness sets into a culture or generation, nothing satisfies or makes a real difference (34:11,12)

It probably would be a great idea to check out Isaiah 34 for yourself and see what God tells you! He still speaks through His Word.

Prayer Focus:  Ask God to draw your heart nearer to His Word,  and that you might seek to know and honor Him.  Pray for Our Nation...Decisions and Actions made now and in the past affect generations.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's World Outreach Center (WOC). This is our main office and training facility. Pray for God to protect the building, guard the mechanical and structural aspects of the facility, and use the facility for maximum eternal benefits.

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 May 23, 2017
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Set The Pace

Set The Pace by Laurie McTier

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith," Hebrews 12:1,2

A few years ago, God gave me the opportunity to spend some quality time with a very dear friend. My friend is physically fit, but this year God was teaching her discipline as she is developing a jogging program so that she can stay in shape.

One afternoon, my friend asked me to go walking with her. In my heart, I know that I need to increase my exercise routine, so I quickly agreed. Although I tried to keep the pace, it seemed that I just slowed her regimen down. As we walked, we made many new acquaintances, one of which was 60 years old and walks at least an hour and a half every evening. Mr. H. guards his exercise time, and does not allow anything to interfere as this is one of the most important parts of his day, second only to his personal time with the Lord and family.

Mr. H. and my friend were able to keep pace with one another, and I asked them to go ahead of me so that they could get the full extent of their walk. I noticed that I began to get a little discouraged because I was not as in shape as they were and could not walk as fast as they did. At times, I wanted to quit.

Through this illustration, I am reminded that the enemy wants to prohibit us from doing anything that is beneficial for the Kingdom or would bring glory to God. One thing that God taught me as I walked that afternoon was that He wanted me to allow Him to "set the pace". He reminded me that I am not to compete or compare myself to others, but just relax and let Him set the controls in my life. He also showed me that it is His desire that I press on and not quit. This can apply to every area of our lives, not just in exercising. We can all make overall applications in our lives as God wants to discipline us in many areas of our life. God wants us to remain faithful to His call and to keep the pace in all that He has laid out on our course of life.

Daily Prayer: God, give me the strength and stamina that I need today to fulfill the tasks You have for me to do. Help me to keep the pace.

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 May 22, 2017
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Speak In Love

Speak In Love by Keith Cook

"But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:" Ephesians 4:15

Always speak the truth in love.

For out 25th wedding anniversary, my wife and I were surprised with a party by some of our friends. At the close of the night they asked us to share some embarrassing moments that Joan and I had had over the years. Let me share one of Joan's moments.

Joan wanted to cook me a special meal when we come back to our little house after our honeymoon. I was so excited! We had spent all our money on our honeymoon and had just enough left over to have some very basic meals and one very special meal. She planned long and hard as to what she would fix for this special meal.

My bride called my mother and asked her my favorite thing to eat. She was told that I loved old-fashioned pot roast. She then proceeded to write down my mother's famous roast recipe.

Joan worked in the kitchen all day long. I could smell the roast cooking and I was getting ready for the meal of a lifetime. She brought it out to the table and said that she hoped I would like it. I cut into the meat and with a childlike delight brought the succulent beef to my mouth.

As my taste buds absorbed the flavor of the meat I almost cried, not at the joy of the great dish my new wife had prepared, but at the horrible flavor. I tried to eat the meat with zeal and not let on that it was not good. Joan could tell something was wrong.

She tasted the meat and began to cry. I quickly went to her side and said it was great, just bad beef. She calmed down some and then I asked her about the recipe. She told me.

Then I began to laugh. She had fixed my mother's famous recipe with all the right ingredients except she had misunderstood her main ingredient. She had added mustard where the recipe called for mushrooms. (Phone connections were bad in those days!) She had completely ruined the taste by adding the wrong ingredients.

She called my mother and got the recipe right. Now, she fixes the dish even better than mom!

In all of your relationships remember to love and appreciate all the special things that others do for you. Even when they are not perfect.

Personal Prayer Focus: Praise God for the special people He has given to you, pray a special prayer for each of them today.

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 May 20, 2017
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Pass It Down

Pass It Down by Joan Cook

"A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother." Proverbs 10:1

Isn't that the way it goes! When your children are acting right and doing what they should, who gets the credit? The father of course! But, when they go temporarily insane with their actions, the mother gets the blame.

Seriously, if we teach our children to be wise, they will bring joy to their father and mother. As we learn God's word and walk in His ways, we should hand wisdom and knowledge down to our children. How wonderful it is to have children who have a Godly heritage!

As a Mom or Dad, take the time to teach your children the wisdom you have learned through the years. Teach by example and instruction! We have an obligation to raise our children up to be a generation that loves and serves the Lord!

By the way, fathers may get most of the credit, but mothers always get a great big hello from their children on television!

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray for godly insight and discernment as you train your children to follow in the steps of the Lord.

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 May 19, 2017
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