Monday, August 13, 2018

Always Ready to Give An Answer

Always Ready to Give An Answer by Keith Cook

"We are a fragrance of Christ." 2 Corinthians 2:15

Even in the middle of your pain Jesus can use you. The past few days devotions have been about some of the things my wife and I have learned through our automobile accident a few years ago. Again I must stress that Joan and I have fully recovered, yet there were so many lessons we gathered from the events that we must continue to share the truths God shared with us.

One night about a week after our car accident, while I was still trying to recover, my wife looked at the wound on my head and said, "your head does not look very good. The wound is bigger than it should be and I think there may be something wrong." We rushed back to the emergency room where we found out that the blood was seeping from the wound and was causing a bubble of blood to form on my head. I had to have the wound drained and re-stitched. An emergency room nurse soon came into my room and began working on the area. The Lord spoke to me in a gentle voice and said, "Keith, I want you to talk to this lady about Me."

I began to witness to her as she was taking care of me. In the middle of this painful situation, this lady's whole demeanor changed. The Lord let us spend about an hour together where I was able to share with her and she was able to share with me about her spiritual life. She told me, "Normally I would not want to talk like this. I would just come in and do my job real quick, but for some reason tonight God is making this thing go so slow. I guess so we can talk about some things that are really important in my life."

Wow! What a blessing this visit to the hospital turned out to be for me. In the midst of my physical pain, the Lord wanted me to share with someone who was hurting spiritually. Remember, God can use you in the midst of your pain!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that the Lord will show you someone who may be hurting spiritually and use you to touch their life.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go Publications & Media Team. We are striving to saturate and minister to a contemporary culture and society through modern media. This division includes our audio, video, internet, and written materials. Through these various ministries we reach out, train, and inspire Christians to action.

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 13, 2018
Brought to you each day by On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team

Copyright (c) 2003, 2018 On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
Permission is granted to "forward" this devotional to friends and acquaintances. All other rights reserved.

On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
P.O. Box 963, Springfield, TN 37172, (615) 299-0222, www.onthego.org
E-zine Editor, Laurie McTier, laurie@onthego.org
Send E-zine questions or comments to: ezines@onthego.org
______________________________________________

Subscribing - If you're reading a pass-along copy of this "On The Go" devotional e-zine and want to receive your own subscription, free of charge, simply fill out the online form at http://onthego.org/ezine_newsletters.php .

After registering online you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription request, and you simply reply to that e-mail. Thank you and God bless.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Little Things Mean A Lot

Little Things Mean A Lot - Keith Cook

"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17

For the last three days, the devotion has been based on the same subject, an automobile accident that my wife and I were in several years ago. There are many lessons to learn from trials! For instance, you know we are to live for Jesus and are to be a witness for Him. I want to share something in relation to our automobile accident that is really important. It is how much the little things in life really do count.

When we came home from the hospital, we were taking pain medication and were still in shock from the whole ordeal. Of course, we were both laid up in bed for several days unable to do much at all. It was amazing how our friends and family came to our aid. We received over 106 emails from people saying, "get well, do better, we are praying for you..."

They were all sending us words of confidence and words of encouragement. We also had friends making gifts and coming by to see if they could do anything for us. We had one gentleman FedEx a DVD player to us so we could watch movies in the bed. Another friend brought us groceries and meals for a week. So many people were doing things for us to help in our healing.

In relationship to sharing your faith, one of the primary things we need to do if we are going to win someone to Christ and be a witness for the Lord, is to start doing the little things! Send someone a card when they are sick. Make dinner for a friend. Telephone someone just to say hello. Offer to baby sit for a couple that may not have the money to pay a sitter. There are so many little things we can do to let someone know you care. Take the time today!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that the Lord will show you someone that you can do something nice for today!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith Cook and David Brandon will be ministering in Montana and Nevada meeting with pastors, church leaders, and community leaders in preparation for our GoWest Festival and GoTeam. Pray for Divine Appointments and Open Doors as they hold strategic planning meetings onsite.

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 12, 2018
Brought to you each day by On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team

Copyright (c) 2003, 2018 On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
Permission is granted to "forward" this devotional to friends and acquaintances. All other rights reserved.

On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
P.O. Box 963, Springfield, TN 37172, (615) 299-0222, www.onthego.org
E-zine Editor, Laurie McTier, laurie@onthego.org
Send E-zine questions or comments to: ezines@onthego.org
______________________________________________

Subscribing - If you're reading a pass-along copy of this "On The Go" devotional e-zine and want to receive your own subscription, free of charge, simply fill out the online form at http://onthego.org/ezine_newsletters.php .

After registering online you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription request, and you simply reply to that e-mail. Thank you and God bless.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

More For Him

More For Him by Keith Cook

"Let us not grow weary in doing good..." Galatians 6:9

In today's devotion, I would like to continue sharing a little bit about the story of how my wife and I were in a car accident several years ago. First of all let me say that my wife and I have completely recovered. God has taught us so many wonderful lessons through all of the events that I would like to share some of them with you.

I will never forget the thought that ran through my mind when I was pulled out of the vehicle after our accident. As I regained consciousness, a man was beating on the window of the car saying, "I have got to get you out! I have got to get you out! The car is going to blow up and is on fire!" As they are pulling me out and are laying me on the road, I asked my wife how my injuries looked. She looked at me and said, "I think it looks pretty bad."

I can remember saying, "Honey I want you to know that I love you and I love our son." In my mind I remember thinking, "Jesus, I love my wife, but I really wish I had more time to do things for You." The same thoughts came going through my mind as I sat on the road waiting for the ambulance, "I love my wife and I want to do more for God, I love my wife and I want to do more for God."

When it boils down to the final seconds of your life, there are many things that you will love and there are many things that you will regret. I love my wife! I love my son! I love my family! I love my country! But, I still want to do more for God. I know you do too!

Daily Prayer Focus: Ask the Lord how you might serve Him today and do all you can do for God!

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Neighborhood Outreach Program. In reality, very little is being done to reach people in many communities across the USA. On The Go is striving to train local Christians and help them develop programs that can systematically and permanently reach real needs in their neighborhoods. Continue to pray for Keith and David as they plan local outreaches in Western USA.

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.

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 11, 2018
Brought to you each day by On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team

Copyright (c) 2003, 2018 On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
Permission is granted to "forward" this devotional to friends and acquaintances. All other rights reserved.

On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
P.O. Box 963, Springfield, TN 37172, (615) 299-0222, www.onthego.org
E-zine Editor, Laurie McTier, laurie@onthego.org
Send E-zine questions or comments to: ezines@onthego.org
______________________________________________

Subscribing - If you're reading a pass-along copy of this "On The Go" devotional e-zine and want to receive your own subscription, free of charge, simply fill out the online form at http://onthego.org/ezine_newsletters.php .

After registering online you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription request, and you simply reply to that e-mail. Thank you and God bless.

Friday, August 10, 2018

He is Always There

He is Always There by Keith Cook

"I will be with you; I will not fail you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:5

Today in the devotional, I want to do something a little different and share with you something on my heart that I believe will inspire you and give you a confidence in the Lord that you may had never had before.

A few years ago, my wife and I were driving down the road. We did not have a care in the world. We had just left a Christian coffee house where some of our friends and family had been performing. We were really thinking about our visions and dreams for the future, so we had a great vision ahead of us, and a great past behind us.

Joan and I were singing Christian songs in the car, we were not speeding and were buckled up in our seat belts, just having a great time. Out of the corner of our eyes, we see this black vehicle speeding toward a stop sign. The boy driving the vehicle ran the stop sign and ended up stopping right in the middle of the road where Joan and I were driving. There was nothing that my wife could do and we plowed right into him and then into a ditch and hit a tree. In that moment we were thinking, "is this going to be our last"?

I want to ask you a question today? If it were your last moment, are you ready to meet the Lord? Are you prepared to bring him crowns of rewards to place at his feet? You know that in those seconds before that vehicle hit us we had a lot of thoughts in our minds. But the number one thing neither one of us regretted was living for Jesus! Neither of us called on anyone's name but Jesus'. In the middle of our triumph and in the middle of our tragedy He was there for us and he can be there for you.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that the Lord will show you someone who may not know Him, so you can share what He has done for you.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's GoKids Clubs. The focus of GoKids Clubs is to present a clear Gospel message to young children in our festivals, missions, and local neighborhoods. Pray for On The Go as we minister to boys and girls and share with them the love of Jesus Christ. Keith and David are ministering with our GoWest Team this week. Pray that God will bless them as they meet with local pastors and strategically plan for upcoming GoKids Clubs and Festivals.

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 10, 2018
Brought to you each day by On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team

Copyright (c) 2002, 2018 On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
Permission is granted to "forward" this devotional to friends and acquaintances. All other rights reserved.

On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
P.O. Box 963, Springfield, TN 37172, (615) 299-0222, www.onthego.org
E-zine Editor, Laurie McTier, laurie@onthego.org
Send E-zine questions or comments to: ezines@onthego.org
______________________________________________

Subscribing - If you're reading a pass-along copy of this "On The Go" devotional e-zine and want to receive your own subscription, free of charge, simply fill out the online form at http://onthego.org/ezine_newsletters.php .

After registering online you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription request, and you simply reply to that e-mail. Thank you and God bless.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Take A Faith Break

Take A Faith Break by Keith Cook

We are hard-pressed on all sides, but never in despair. We are persecuted, but are never deserted; we may be knocked down but we are never knocked out! Everyday we experience something of the death of Jesus, so that we may also show the power of the life of Jesus in these bodies of ours. Yes, we who are living are always being exposed to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be plainly seen in our mortal lives. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 (Phillips)

News Event:  GoWest GoTeam August 9-15, 2018. Pray for Keith Cook and David Brandon as they minister in Montana and Nevada. They will be meeting with local leaders and pastors as they strategically plan for upcoming On The Go Festivals and Projects.

As with most people, my life is often full of stress and activity. Many days I find myself coming and going and not even remembering what has just happened. Life comes at us hard and fast. Yet each day is given to us by God to celebrate to its fullest.

Not to long ago I decided I needed to spend some time with no agenda. No computer to type at, no book to read, no pen and paper to jot down an idea, just relaxing, refocusing, without the weight of the whole world salvation on my mind.

So I went for a walk. On my stroll I saw many wonderful creatures; squirrels, birds, bugs, spiders, dogs, and cats. It was great fun. Upon returning back to my house I sad down and just listened. It was amazing what I heard. I heard the sounds of nature, dogs barking, birds singing, leaves rustling. It was so peaceful and relaxing.

In your faith walk is it time to take some time without any structure or plan. Take a simple faith break. Mix up your spiritual routine. Try reading a different version of the Bible, try another time or spot for your devotions, possible listening to a new minister on audio.

What are some things you can do to relax and refocus on your faith walk:

1. De-clutter your faith walk. There are some things in your life that need to be gone. Bad habits, bad people, bad thoughts and actions. Get these things gone. Do not let these pollute your time.

2. Tidy up your spiritual life. Finish reading all the Christian books left unfinished - catch up on your reading through the Bible plan.

3. Make a Christian To-Do list. Make a simple list of two to five things you really want God to help you work on in your Christian life.  Possibly begin to have a real devotional time, start reading through the Bible, signing up for and attending a Bible Study class, increasing your faith promise giving to missions, or sharing your faith with one person each day.

4.  Relax and let God work. Living by faith is really living by faith. It requires only God and you. Nothing else. With your total abandonment to Christ you have the potential to see God work in so many wonderful ways.

Now is the perfect time to take a Faith Break and see what good God can do in your life.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you today to relax and refocus on Him and truly live by faith.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith and David will be ministering with our GoWest Team August 9-15. Pray for travel mercies by air and car, physical strength and endurance for the team, "Divine Appointments," opportunities to minister, decisions for Christ, and God's will to be done.

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 9, 2018
Brought to you each day by On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team

Copyright (c) 2008, 2018 On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
Permission is granted to "forward" this devotional to friends and acquaintances. All other rights reserved.

On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
P.O. Box 963, Springfield, TN 37172, (615) 299-0222, www.onthego.org
E-zine Editor, Laurie McTier, laurie@onthego.org
Send E-zine questions or comments to: ezines@onthego.org
______________________________________________

Subscribing - If you're reading a pass-along copy of this "On The Go" devotional e-zine and want to receive your own subscription, free of charge, simply fill out the online form at http://onthego.org/ezine_newsletters.php .

After registering online you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription request, and you simply reply to that e-mail. Thank you and God bless.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Be Strong

Be Strong by Laurie McTier

"Be strong, all you people of the land,' declares the LORD, 'and work. For I am with you,' declares the LORD Almighty." Haggai 2:4

On a recent medical team to Costa Rica, I discovered that our schedule had to be adjusted, and God made it possible for the team to attend church services before going out to our first clinic site.

The service was wonderful as we joined in with praise and worship and then listened as many shared testimonies of how God is working in their lives. The Gospel message was presented, and there were many who responded to the invitation. During the invitation I had gone down with other team members to pray for those who made decisions for Christ. As I returned to my seat, a gentleman pulled me aside and began speaking to me in Spanish. I could sense God had placed something on his heart, and I found the first interpreter available so that I could understand what he was trying to tell me.

The interpreter shared Haggai 2:4 as the gentleman told me that God had given him this verse for our team. This young man did not know that I was the director of the team, all he knew was that God wanted him to be the messenger. God wanted our team to know that in Him, we must be Bold, Strong, and Courageous. He wanted us to know that He was going to bless each clinic and outreach event that our team encountered. As the interpreter read this verse, God began to press upon my heart that He was going to go before the team, and that He was going be with our hands and our feet, and He would shower us with His blessings.

During this week our Medical Team faced many obstacles, both physical and spiritual, but we clung to God's Promises. We knew that God wanted us to be strong and courageous. We knew that He was with us, and we rested in the fact that we were doing the work that He had called us to do.

My prayer for you today is that God will put a song and a scripture verse on your heart. May His Word become your strength, your power, and your directive force as you seek to put God first.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for boldness, strength, and direction as you seek to serve God and walk in the center of His will.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's "Adopt An Evangelist" program. This program provides funding and support for various missions and evangelists 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 8, 2018
Brought to you each day by On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team

Copyright (c) 2008, 2018 On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
Permission is granted to "forward" this devotional to friends and acquaintances. All other rights reserved.

On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
P.O. Box 963, Springfield, TN 37172, (615) 299-0222, www.onthego.org
E-zine Editor, Laurie McTier, laurie@onthego.org
Send E-zine questions or comments to: ezines@onthego.org
______________________________________________

Subscribing - If you're reading a pass-along copy of this "On The Go" devotional e-zine and want to receive your own subscription, free of charge, simply fill out the online form at http://onthego.org/ezine_newsletters.php .

After registering online you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription request, and you simply reply to that e-mail. Thank you and God bless.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

How Great Is Your God?

How Great Is Your God? by Gloria Brandon

"To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare Him?" Isaiah 40:18

How Great Is Your God? Who can compare to your God?

In Isaiah 40, Isaiah tells us how great God is. It is God...

Whose arm shall rule for Him (vs. 10)
Who measures the waters in the hollow of His hand (vs. 12)
Who measures the heaven with a span (which is the width of the out-stretched hand) (vs. 12)
Who weighed the mountains and the hills in scales and balances (vs. 12)
Who directed and taught the Holy Spirit (vs. 13)
Who lifted the Isles as if it were a little thing (vs.15)
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain (vs. 22)
Who numbers the stars and calls them by name (vs. 26)
Who is the Creator of all the earth (vs. 28)
Who gives power to the weak (vs. 29)

So who compares to God?

It certainly is not the nations, they are but a drop in the bucket (vs. 15), actually less than nothing and worthless before God (vs. 17). Even humanity doesn't compare to God. We are but grasshoppers according to verse 22.

How great is your God?

To what or whom are you giving the honor that belongs only to God? There is no comparison to the greatness of God!

Do you need strength today from the Creator of the universe?

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Daily Prayer: Praise God for His Greatness!

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The GoAudio Podcasts and Radio Ministries. Currently we are producing various programs which go over the internet and international airwaves. Pray that God will continue to bless the On The GoAudio Podcasts and that He will expand the listening base. Visit OnTheGo.org to hear past broadcasts.

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 07, 2018
Brought to you each day by On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team

Copyright (c) 2008, 2018 On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
Permission is granted to "forward" this devotional to friends and acquaintances. All other rights reserved.

On The Go Ministries / Keith Cook Team
P.O. Box 963, Springfield, TN 37172, (615) 299-0222, www.onthego.org
E-zine Editor, Laurie McTier, laurie@onthego.org
Send E-zine questions or comments to: ezines@onthego.org
______________________________________________

Subscribing - If you're reading a pass-along copy of this "On The Go" devotional e-zine and want to receive your own subscription, free of charge, simply fill out the online form at http://onthego.org/ezine_newsletters.php .

After registering online you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription request, and you simply reply to that e-mail. Thank you and God bless.