Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Lady of God

A Lady of God by Keith Cook based on 2 John

I have been around two great ladies most of my life: my mother and my wife. From my mother I have seen unselfish love developed into an art form. From my wife I have seen a heart full of love and a total dedication to her family take priority in every area of her life.

With these two wonderful expressions of "a lady of God," I was amazed when God revealed to me in His Word a vivid picture of what a real lady of God is to be. I immediately thought of my mother and my wife. I am sure you will reflect and immediately think of someone who is a true "lady of God".

LOVED. A lady of God is Loved.

She is loved by God and by all who are walking in the truth of God's Word.

ACCOMPLISHED. A lady of God is Accomplished.

She walks in all God Commands and because of this she receives full rewards from her life and actions.

DISCIPLER. A lady of God is a Discipler.

She trains and molds her children and is a strong and consistent influence to others including her husband, immediate family, peers, and neighbors.

YEARNING. A lady of God is constantly Yearning.

She desires To Love others
To Be An Example to children
To Continue to Walk in all God commands
To Constantly Watch herself
To Never go to far in her remarks, words, deeds, action, attitude, expressions, or love.

If you are a woman, decide today to be a real Lady of God. Help other women you know to grow in their faith and dependence on Christ.

If you are a man, decide to be an encouragement to those ladies you are around to help them be all God wants them to be. Never allow yourself to become a stumbling block in their lives or to steal their joy and giftedness.

Our culture needs to see "A Lady Of God" today!

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray that God will continue to raise up Godly ladies to effectively serve Him. If you are a woman, pray that God will enable you to have a deeper relationship with Him as you are Loved, Accomplished, a Discipler, and Yearning. If you are a man, pray for the ladies God has placed in your life that have had a godly influence upon your walk with the Lord.

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 June 20, 2018
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Lord Worth Thanking

A Lord Worth Thanking by Keith Cook

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting." Psalm 118:1

Have you ever had a bad boss? Have you ever had to endure a less than motivational teacher? Ever been on a team with a less than stellar teammate? We all have! It is hard to endure such trials and tribulations but when you think of the Lord Jesus Christ, our mindset changes. When you look at the scriptures you can see a great picture of what we have in our Lord and what we are to do because of how great our Lord is. He is a Lord worth thanking!

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good"

How hard is it to say thank you? Is it hard for you to give someone other than yourself credit for a blessing, talent, or reward? God is reminding us in His Word to give thanks to the real Lord to whom thanks is due.

What are you thankful to the Lord for?

Be thankful for good health.
Praise God that He has granted you great happiness.
Many are blessed with wonderful financial success.
Most can say that the blessings of God are so rich and full right now.

These are all good things to have but what if they were to all go away.

What would you do if your health was bad or one of your children came down with a sickness that was serious? Would you still have reason to thank the Lord? What if you became burdened by the sin sick society around you and the happiness you once found on the golf course or at the mall no longer brought you joy. Would you still have reason to be thankful to the Lord? If the price of gas brings down your profits and the stock market takes a plunge, or your position get terminated at work, could you still find reason to be thankful in the Lord?

Is health, happiness, success, blessings required from God in order for you to be thankful?

For the Christian nothing can separate us from the love of God and nothing should be able to keep us from being thankful to God for what He is to us! He is a Lord worth thanking.

"For His lovingkindness is everlasting."

The Bible says we are to be thankful for His lovingkindness. The word lovingkindness can also mean mercy, love that is steadfast, compassion, or even the goodness of God.

When we are truly thankful to God we are faithfully and honestly choosing to believe that God is showing mercy towards us and is lovingly thinking of our needs, desires, and situation. When we are truly thankful, we are trusting in Him to take care of all we really need.

Being thankful to our Lord means:

1. That we are not demanding of God certain riches or proofs that He is loving and caring for us.

2. That we are not going to stop thanking God or serving God if we do not get our way or will in certain situations in our lives.

3. That we will honor God with giving Him credit and praise for all the provisions He makes on our behalf. In order to do this we have to see what He is doing in every situation. The only way to see and know this is to see and know Him. You do this in prayer and study of His Word.

4. Trusting God when we go through the hard situations and the times in life that make no sense.

5. We thank God in public and private. We share with the Lord in prayer and praise our thankfulness and we share with others how grateful and thankful we are for His mercy and provision.

Personal Prayer Focus: Take a few moments to day to reflect on the lovingkindness of God towards you in Christ. Because of Christ coming into your life and providing salvation, security, and stability you have reason to be thankful. Make sure God knows just how thankful you are.

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 June 19, 2018
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Close Encounters

Close Encounters by Keith Cook

"Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ. For each one shall bear his own load." Galatians 6:2, 5

A close encounter implies coming along side another person with the intention to help bear their burden and not leave them or quit until the task is done. Everyday you come in contact with children, church leaders, lost people, coworkers, relatives, and friends! You can have numerous close encounters.

When you help someone you share a part of yourself. You give your time, talents, love and energy to help them succeed or live as God would have them live.

When you give encouragement to another Christian you also share in the rewards of their service and efforts. These blessings are not always obvious to an outsider, but in your heart you will receive joy and satisfaction in being used by God to help another. Sometimes the Lord will even let you see positive, obvious, tangible results of your service.

If you have looked with the eyes of love then God has shown you some people you need to come alongside to help them bear their burdens. You are called to take the time and make the effort to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of those you have come in contact with.

As you desire a closer relationship with Jesus, you will also desire to come close with those He brings across your path.

Close encounter list: (List the individuals God has placed on your heart)

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After you make your list ask God what He would have you do to help, encourage or simply comfort each of those on your list.

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you courage and the opportunity to share your faith in Christ. Pray for believers all around the world as they seek out opportunities to share their faith.

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 June 18, 2018
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

From a Father's Heart

From a Father's Heart by Keith Cook

"As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man." Proverbs 27:19

A father knows what is in the heart of his children just like Jesus knows what is in the heart of each of us. When you live with someone and you actually take the time to listen and experience that person. You can really pickup on their heart and dreams.

Growing up with my son, I have noticed a few things about him and about me.

He listens to me
He likes me
He wants protection and wisdom from me
He wants to please me
He wants to be free to do more than me

He wants friends to be real friends
He wants to have fun
He wants to be successful in life
He wants to find a Godly wife one day
He wants to devotionally meet God each day
He wants to serve God with his life

How do I know these things? I am his dad! He is my son. I am in his life. He is in my life.

God knows you. He knows your dreams and desires. He knows what you want and need. He is there with you each step of the way. He is saying to the angels..."Look at my son/daughter!"

As an international evangelist, often times I had the privilege and opportunity to minister with my son. I am so proud of him. He has the Lord Jesus Christ in every area of his life. As he ministers through the word and in song, he does so with such conviction and understanding. He has the compassion of Christ as well as the determination to do ministry right. Keith, I love being your dad.

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray for all of our sons and daughters and our relationships with them. (You can pray for moms and dads too!)

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 June 17, 2018
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Follow Christ's Example

Follow Christ's Example By Carey Smith

"Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.' When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there." Matthew 19:13-15

For those of you who know me, you know that I enjoy playing with children. At times it is hard to keep up with their energy, as many parents will testify, but nothing compares to their giggles as they tackle me, or their laughter as I chase them.

I grew up as the individual that everyone teased, picked on, and made fun of. For years, the only people I believed actually liked me were my parents. As I got a little older, I began to hear about Jesus who scolded His adult disciples for not allowing the children to come to Him. He would use children as the example to His disciples when they asked Him how they should live and behave.

For years, I knew that my mom, my dad, and Jesus loved me. Their love got me through many tough years, and even though I knew they loved me, it would have been great if another person had showed me that kind of love.

That is why today, as an adult, I try to let every child know that they are important to me. I want them to feel that I love them, care for them, and have fun playing with them. I want them to know that even if they feel that no one else cares for them, I do. And why do I love them, because Jesus does.

Do you want to be like Jesus? Love the children. Love them by being a listening ear, a jungle gym, and yes, even a diaper changer. Who knows, there may be one child who feels lost and alone, but your smile and compassion can change that.

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray today that your life and ministry can make a difference in the life of a child.

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 June 16, 2018
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Our Source of Strength

Our Source of Strength - Joan Cook

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Our family has had Yorkshire Terriers for many years. They are very small dogs, weighing around four pounds each. One of our dogs, Mindy did not see herself as small and would fight to protect our family and her territory. Often times, Mindy fought with our neighbor's Chow and Golden Retriever only to learn that she did not have the power behind her bark. She always retreated to the familiar territory of our front porch.

As Christians, the devil wants nothing more than to have us retreat from our battles and to think that we are not powerful enough. And, alone we are not! Unlike my little dog who barked loudly, then ran home at any sign of trouble, we can stand and face our foe with confidence knowing that our Lord is there helping us through our battle.

How much strength do you need today? Are you facing a situation that you do not think you can handle? Is there a problem in your life that seems insurmountable?

Then you need to go directly to your source of strength! Jesus will give you His might and power to be able to withstand anything, to be able to do anything, to be able to be anything! Jesus said that we could do greater works than even He did! That is pretty incredible!

If you want to start living the victorious Christian life and stop allowing Satan to defeat you into thinking you are not strong enough, good enough, smart enough, rich enough, or even thin enough, tap into His power source and be all you can be for Christ! Remember, YOU can do all things through Christ who strengthens YOU!

Personal Prayer Focus: Pray that God will forgive you for often times trying to live the Christian life in your own strength. Praise God that you that you can do all things through His strength.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Kenya GoTeam. Praise God for each individual decision for Ch

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 June 15, 2018
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Faithfulness

Faithfulness by Joan Cook

"If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself." 1 Timothy 2:13

Have you ever said or done something and then wished you could take it back? I know I have. I constantly get to dine on shoe pie because I put my foot in my mouth. Just when I think I have my life all together, and pat myself on the back for being such a wonderful person, I fail miserably.

I may have missed an opportunity to share Christ with someone, or lost my patience and said something in an angry tone of voice to a friend. I might have intended on reading my Bible every morning, but when I went to bed at night I've realized that once again my day has been too busy for my Heavenly Father.

Even in all of these things and in the ways that I constantly do not measure up to be the person I know Christ wants me to be, I am encouraged by Paul's writing in 1 Timothy 2:13. Even when we are faithless and do not portray a positive image of our Lord, He remains faithful to us.

Do all that you know to do in Christ, but make note of this: When you fall down in your Christian walk, Christ will be there for you and pick you up.

Remember: He is always a faithful God!

Personal Prayer Focus: Praise God for your faithfulness.

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 June 14, 2018
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