Thursday, July 19, 2018

Labor of Love

Labor of Love by Laurie McTier

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom." Ecclesiastes 9:10

The Bible says that all hard work leads to profit and mere talk leads to poverty. Mere talk leads to many things such as hopelessness, drought, sin of not following through, and possibly eternal death.

On the other side of the scale, labor yields profit, seeds planted and a bountiful harvest, obedience, blessing, eternal life, hope.

As we look back on the events of September 11, 2001, our heart grieves for the innocent victims murdered in the disastrous attack upon our country. I believe that God has opened our eyes to many needs for young people and adults to turn to Him wholeheartedly. God has given us this window of opportunity to share our faith to those to whom He has already ripened and prepared for harvest.

As we celebrated into the new millennium and went into the year 2000, it was so exciting to observe different races and cultures around the world ring in the new year. Now, we have a new countdown in effect. This can be referred to as the Countdown for God's Work.

The destiny clock is ticking, the window of opportunity is passing by more quickly than we choose to consider. I challenge you to take advantage of this window of opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ with those within your circle of influence. I know that you will be glad you did as it will yield eternal revenues.

Daily Prayer Focus: Ask God to show you some great or small thing to do for someone else today. Look around!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith Cook Crusades, Celebrations, and Festivals. God has given Keith the opportunity and privilege of sharing the message of Christ both stateside and internationally. During each opportunity, Keith presents a joyful and enthusiastic, yet powerful and clear presentation of the Gospel and a call to commitment to Christ. Pray for Keith and Joan, White Ribbon Day, and the entire Belize GoTeam as they minister at an evening festival. God is preparing hearts to hear the Gospel Message.

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 July 19, 2018
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Praise God in the Midst of Suffering

Praise God in the Midst of Suffering by Keith Cook

"For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps." 1 Peter 2:21

Hard conditions and situations in life are often used by God to show us just how blessed we are and also how selfish and self centered we can be.

Many times in ministry situations we find ourselves saying "I could be back in Niceville, eating bon bons and watching 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' reruns." The truth is you can always be somewhere else, rather than following God's direction, but you would not be in God's perfect will for your life!

In the Bible three boys were about to be roasted in a fiery furnace, yet they chose the heat over the comforts of life and happiness.

Where we come from may be better than where we are, but we will have it better where we are going. You see, we are going to Heaven one day where the streets are paved with gold and mansions line those streets.

If you are serving God today in a foreign land on a mission trip or simply in your own neighborhood you are where you are so that someone else might walk down those streets of gold with you.

All the people you will see today deserve to see you praising God in the midst of your "suffering."

No matter what you may be enduring, lack of money, no friends, bad job, hot climate, etc... God can use you to bless someone. You have been called for a purpose, and that is to glorify God in your body.

What areas of your life are areas of suffering?

What areas of your life are areas of blessing?

What is God calling you to do for Him in the middle of all your suffering and blessings?

Praise always leads to service.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for Divine Appointments today so that you might share your testimony with others and share God's promises with them.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith, Joan, White Ribbon Day, and the entire Belize Team as they minister in San Pedro Island this week! Praise God for the work He is going to do across this nation. Also, tonight On The Go will be hosting a Men's Conference in San Pedro Island!

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 July 18, 2018
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Ten Talents & Endless Possibilities

Ten Talents & Endless Possibilities by Keith Cook Jr.

"...Do business till I come." Luke 19:13

According to Joshuaproject.net, there are 7.59 billion people on earth. Out of those 7.59 billion, 3.14 billion fall into the category of Unreached or Least-Reached.  That's 3.14 billion people who have possibly never heard the gospel. (The Joshua Project, Colorado Springs, Colorado. https://joshuaproject.net).

What a glorious blessing to be the one who is able to reach out to some of these unreached people. Although the task can seem at times burdensome we are given strength to persevere and finish the race we have been commanded to run. Don't allow the devil to manipulate you into thinking someone else will go and share the good news with them or allow you to forget about this mission altogether.

In Luke 19:11-27 Jesus told the disciples a parable about a nobleman who had ten talents. The nobleman gave his servants ten talents or coins before he left on a long journey. He was expecting the servants to use what he had given them wisely and to multiply his investment.

As we see upon his return the coins were not given to be buried (hidden) and kept out of reach (safe) but to be used to create (invest, expand, reach out) more coins.

This parable also applies to us today. We do not have to look very far to notice that there are many people who need what we have, the Gospel. The Gospel is God's saving power for them. We have been given so much more than coins. We have been give the great opportunity to give away the good news of salvation in Christ Jesus.

Because of God's grace towards us we are now given the command to go for Him.  "Go and make disciples of all nations" today.(Matt. 28:19) He has given us more than ten talents. He has given us unlimited possibilities and scores of opportunities around us. We need to take the talents given, allow the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us, and invest them in winning the lost and serving the Lord.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you to trust and obey His call today and invest in the lives of others for His Sake.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Joan Cook's "Women On The Go" Ministries. Joan's "Women On The Go" programs are implemented at women's conferences, local churches, retreats, and separate stand-alone events. God has given her a burden to minister to and encourage women in their walk with the Lord. Pray for Joan as she ministers and shares from her heart and as she presents motivational, evangelistic programs, materials, and leadership to and for women that will challenge and motivate them to a deeper walk with the Lord. Joan will be ministering along with the  Belize Team this evening at the Women's Conference in San Pedro.

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 July 17, 2018
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Christian Responsibility!

Christian Responsibility! by Keith Cook

"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap, if we do not grow weary. While we have time let us do good to all men..." Galatians 6:9, 10

News Event: On The Go Outreach Team to Belize July 14-25! Pray for Holy Boldness as we share the Gospel of Christ, Divine Intervention across the island, and Obedience to the Call of Christ!

Our future is as bright as the promises of God. God wants us to know that He is here for us, Ready for us, and There is something beyond this present day! It is called Heaven and it is prepared for those of us who know Him.

Your future is secure if your future is in Him. So cheer up, you can get out of here, when He wants you. But until He wants you, He is with you. So, what can befall you that does not first come through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why should we be discouraged, if God be for you, who can be against you?

What does your future hold? More opportunities, more open doors, more trials, more obstacles, more experiences to see that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Do not hide this week from your Christian responsibilities but loudly celebrate, lovingly care, laboriously cultivate and longingly communicate your faith.

You should Loudly Celebrate and Rejoice in the Life you have in Christ.

You can Lovingly Care for every person you come in contact with this week.

You must Laboriously Cultivate friendships and relationships that God can divinely use for the Kingdom and cultivate our own knowledge of the Word and Ways of God. You must Longingly Communicate the love of Christ to all who will listen.

1. Are you ready to be responsible for doing your part as a Christian to minister for Christ this week?

2. What must you do to be ready at all times to be used of God?

3. Rate yourself as to how responsible you have been in the past in doing what God would have you do in ministry for Him.

4. Rate your Christian life in general!

God wants you to do good to all men!

Daily Prayer Focus: God give us sensitive hearts so that we may hear your instruction as we seek Your will for our lives today. Be responsible and obedient to His direction.


On The Go Prayer Focus: Belize GoTeam as they minister in churches, VBS, marketplaces, schools, parks, communities, and festivals.  Pray for open doors for the team to share Christ and for Divine Appointments that many will come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.

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 July 16, 2018
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Cardinal Rules

The Cardinal Rules by Keith Cook

"But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul." Joshua 22:5

Each morning before I go to work I take a glance out into my back yard to see how my wild birds are doing. They really are not my wild birds nor are they all that wild. They are free and not controlled by me yet they are not ferocious or wild in a terrible sense.

They are exciting in an animal kingdom kind of way but also calm and harmless in my domestic neighborhood. Every day I see them eat, drink, fly, sing and call, build nest, fight off predators, and explore the neighborhood skies. Each bird and species is quite unique and special to me. Yet, there is one kind of bird that makes my heart dance. It is the Northern Cardinal. It has a majestic pointed head, long powerful wings and tail along with a bright read coat. They are usually full bodied and sit tall on the ground or in the trees.

I love looking at the Robins, Mockingbirds, Bluejays, Morning Doves, Finches, and the other winged creatures that visit my yard each day but the Cardinal makes me the happiest. Each day is not complete unless I can spot him in the bird bath or sitting on a bird feeder getting seed. If I do not see him I wonder if he has been harmed or has flown off to a new yard and will never return. What joy fills my heart when I can catch a quick glance and know that he is okay and still sitting tall.

In a spiritual way so too is our relationship with Christ.

Everyday our Lord longs to see us and He wants to greet us.

He wants to feed us on His word.  He wants to offer us living water to cool our parched souls and spirits.

We are the apple of His eye and he delights in us and wants to spend time with us. 

Just like, in the Bible, when the shepherd notices one of his sheep missing and goes off and searches for it until he finds it so does our Saviour search and long for us.

Also our desire to see Jesus should be the same. We should long to meet with Him each day. Be disappointed when we can not spend time with Him. He should make our heart dance and give us a joyful song.

One of the most unique things about our almighty God is that to Him all of us are special. Every man and woman are the most important creature He has made - individually.

There is an all powerful, all knowing and awesome God-only ability to be all places at the same time. That makes it possible for God to love us most while loving someone else the same way. I do not understand it but it is true. God is able.

If God loves you so much why not love Him back in the most humble and obedient way. The Bible says that obeying God is better than to bringing Him sacrifices. It also says we are to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind. What God wants is for us to love Him and obey Him out of commitment and loyalty.

Today make God special in your life because you already are to Him!

Daily Prayer Focus: Praise God for His unending, eternal love. Renew your commitment to God today to serve Him in obedience wholeheartedly.

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. This week we Belize GoTeam will be ministering throughout San Pedro Island, Belize. They will share the Gospel through Performing Arts, Personal Testimonies, and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Pray that God will work on the hearts of each of our team members and those we will have the opportunity to minister to.

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 July 15, 2018
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Feeding The Birds

Feeding The Birds by Keith Cook

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26

Lately I have been inundated with back to nature experiences. I have been stalked by a hawk, greeted by a Pileated Woodpecker, dodged deer on the road, and swam with dolphins.

I decided that it was time for me to do my part to keep the wild animals alive and well. So down to the local wild bird store I went, bought some organic gourmet bird seed, several bird feeders and set out to feed birds in my back yard.

Prior to setting up my feeding stations I had never seen more than a few birds in my yard at a time. After setting up my four feeders a wonderful backyard transformation took place. I no longer had a yard like Noah's Ark, with birds two by two, now I had scores of birds flocking to my "sanctuary." It has been quite comical to see all the birds fighting and fluttering to get to the seeds.

The first day the bird feeders were up I noticed about ten birds at a time at the feeders. They were enjoying the free lunch. I wanted the birds to have a cool drink with their seed so I went out, bought, and installed a bird bath. After a few days with an abundance of food and water the party was in full swing.

Now, after almost a month of feeding and watering the birds, I am still enjoying the experience and they seem to like it too. It seems that each day more and more birds are coming to be feed at my feeders. They have become old friends. I look for each one. Joan has even gotten into watching and listening to them.  They really chatter at us when the feeders are empty. They also are not as jittery when we are outside in their proximity.

Where we use to have a handful of birds we now have twenty or thirty at a time and they are eating like crazy.  They seem to enjoy the food, water, and attention and it is good for me to see them and relax and enjoy God's creation.

As my little wild birds are fed each day so can we be fed by the Word of God. This is vital and important for us as Christians. There is nothing like it. God has given us the Word to help us grow and enjoy the Christian life. Just like my little wild birds need seed to feed on so we need to feed on God's divinely inspired word. It will sustain us over the long haul of life.

You will gain more and more insights into God's will for your life if you will keep with a regular and consistent Bible study time. Each day you need to feast on God's Word and delve into the riches of it's pages. In the Bible the mysteries of life are revealed and the pathway to spiritual prosperity is illuminated. Do not neglect or not avail yourself to such a wonder diet.

Jesus Christ wants to feed you today. Make sure you come to the table!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will open your eyes and ears to feast on His Word today and show You specifically the word that He has for you.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith and Joan Cook as they direct our GoTeam in San Pedro, Belize next week.  Pray for the team as they travel today.  Pray for holy boldness and divine opportunities as the team ministers in churches, orphanages, schools, detention centers, and communities, and evening 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 July 14, 2018
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Where Does Your Motivation Lie

Where Does Your Motivation Lie by Laurie McTier

"And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up." 1 Corinthians 13:3, 4

News Event: On The Go to San Pedro Island, Belize July 14-25, 2018. The On The GoTeam will be serving in local churches, schools, communities, a festival, and so much more. Thank you for serving with us so that together we can "Share Christ Across the Street and Around the World"!

What motivates you to action? Are you moved when you see the needs of others? Do you respond out of a heart of love and compassion, or out of guilt and a sense of responsibility? The Bible says that without love, our service will be unprofitable. Unless we are motivated by our love for Jesus Christ, we will quickly grow weary and burn out.

As you serve the Lord today, allow His agenda to become your own. The Bible tells us to seek first the Kingdom of God. The apostle Paul was compelled to serve God. Because of his love for God and those to whom he ministered to, he was driven to serve and to proclaim the Good News.

What is your motivating factor? Do others see Jesus in YOU!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that your motivation to serve will be your love for Jesus Christ.

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 July 13, 2018
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