Friday, August 16, 2019

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, 2019
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

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, 2019
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Lord's Prayer To Me

The Lord's Prayer To Me by Joan Cook

"After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen." Matthew 6:9-13

My Father in Heaven, I love, praise, and worship you!

Let your will be done in my life as you lead and guide me, and I pray your name will be known and praised in all the earth.

Give me all that I need today; physical strength, spiritual abundance, and financial adequacy.

Forgive me for my sin; known and unknown.  The things I do and say that I know are not pleasing to you and the things I do and say that go unnoticed by me that displease you.

As I forgive others, forgive me. Do not let me harbor any sin toward anyone in my heart.

Keep my faith grounded and steady as I encounter temptation, so that I will not be enticed by it's desire that leads to sin and eventually to spiritual death.

I know and acknowledge that you alone are God - the one and only true, living God.  You are ALL powerful and ALL the glory dwells in you.  You are eternal and abide forever.

I Praise you and you alone!
I Worship you and you alone!
I Trust you and you alone!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith Cook's Hands-On-Training Events. This is our Outreach Training School on the road. Keith and the On The Go Team share all across the USA and Worldwide in fun and creative ways that people can serve Jesus and make an impact in this 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 14, 2019
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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, 2019
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Monday, August 12, 2019

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: The physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of people hurting all over the United States and Worldwide. As God gives us opportunity in times of crisis we need to rapidly move to help.

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, 2019
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Sunday, August 11, 2019

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, 2019
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Saturday, August 10, 2019

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, 2019
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