Monday, October 31, 2016

Who's Spirit Is In You

Who's Spirit Is In You by Keith Cook

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

Do you know that you can have a spirit in you? You really can. In this season where the devil, witchcraft, spooks and goblins are talked about with such ease it is good to know what we are really up against as Christians.

God gives us spirits. He actually gives us a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline.

We can also get a very negative and defeating spirit. This is the spirit of timidity or fear.

In our culture today it is imperative that Christians resist the spirit of fear and embrace God's spirit of love, discipline, and power. Fear is trust and faith in the Devil. That is in direct conflict with trust, which is total faith and dependence in God.

When we do not witness because of fear, we are not functioning in Christ's power.

When we are prejudice, prideful, or envious, we are not exercising our spirit of love.

When we are neglecting our devotional life or abandoning our bodies to sloth and entertainment we are rebelling against the Lord's spirit or self-discipline that He freely gives us all.

Today decide to:

1. Reject the natural and supernatural spirit of fear.

2. Embrace God's spirit of love, discipline, and power.

3. Allow Jesus to demonstrate Himself in and through you in power. Ask God to do something so awesome in your life that it is obviously Christ working in you. Chance and luck have nothing to do with it. It must be God!

4. Even now say no again to fear and the thoughts you are having as to why this will not work for you. Trust Jesus. Do it now!

Daily Prayer Focus: Focus on God's Power in you. What powerful thing does God want to do in and through you today!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith Cook as he directs our Myanmar Festival Team that will be ministering this week in South East Asia. Pray for the team as they travel today.

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 Devotional for October 31, 2016
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

How To Escape From The Enemy

How To Escape From The Enemy by Keith Cook

News Event: Keith Cook and White Ribbon Day will be ministering in Myanmar, South East Asia on October 31- November 7, 2016. Pray for the Pastor's Conference and Evening Festivals.

"Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth." Psalms 124:8

Today I would like to share with you some key information on how you can escape from the enemy.

1. Know that victory and escape are possible. The Bible tells us that we can do all things through Christ who is our strength.

2. Know that your escape from the enemy is actually part of God's master plan and design for your life. The Bible also says that "with every temptation there is a way of escape," and you can find your way out if you trust in Jesus and follow His leading.

3. Know that you can escape if you are willing to get help. Your help ultimately will come from the Lord, yet the Lord may use a pastor, friend, parent, or professional with knowledge that you do not know.  The Bible says in our passage that our help really comes from the Name! That name is Jesus. Let Him direct you and help you find all the help you need. He can guide you to people who can help you with your finances. He can direct you to people who would love to help you with your emotional and personal problems. The church and its ministries are vast. Gone are the days that Christians have to suffer because there is no hope of help and comfort.

4. Finally know that you can have victory over the enemy if you know the Lord is on your side. He will fight for you if you are His. How can you be His?

First. You have to make sure that all of your sins are forgiven and that they are confessed up-to-date. You may have come to Christ as a child but have wandered down many sinful and evil paths during the course of your life. To have victory you have to come clean.

Second. You also need to make sure you really believe in Jesus. Put your trust in Him, not the church, not a pastor, not a doctrine, or experience. Trust Jesus.

Third. You must make sure you have asked Jesus to be your Savior and if you have done that you must make sure you ask Him to continually be Lord in your life. Make Him the first priority. Give Him access to every area of your life.

Victory and escape from the enemy can be yours today. Reach out and take it by faith. Your victory march will be sweet!

Daily Prayer Focus: Ask God to show you areas in your life that are in bondage to the lies that the devil has tried to trap you under. Praise God that He has equipped you to fight against the enemy's strongholds and claim the victory in Christ.

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. Praise God for the work He is doing Across The Street and Around the World. This week we will have a team ministering in Myanmar, South East Asia.

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 Devotional for October 30, 2016
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Enemy

The Enemy by Keith Cook

"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:" Psalm 124: 2, 3

Did you know that you have an enemy aggressively trying to defeat you. He is not a terrorist or a physical robber who breaks into your home through conventional means. He attacks through spiritual, emotional, and mental avenues.

The Enemy

1. He fights you continually and is very dangerous. There is never a time when you can relax and let anything slide. You must be on guard all the time for his traps, snares, and advances. He is looking for any way he can to get in and mess up your life.

2. He also fights God and is destined to be defeated by God. You are on the winning side! Cheer up and fight from victory.

The Enemy's Plan

1. The enemy wants to snare and trap you. Traps can be sexual, financial, emotional, and even cultural.

2. He also wants to swallow you alive. He wants to literally take you out and ruin your reputation, your health, and your life. He wants to cause a Christian to have a premature death.

3. He is angry at you for your stand for Christ and directs other's anger to be kindled against you. He loves for anger to smolder constantly in your life and will not only try to use anger against you but to also have you become angry and out of control.

4.  The enemy wants to sweep over you and engulf you. He believes that constant pressure, rising doubts, and confusion and pain will cause you to lose heart and give up on living for Christ. But he does not know that your relationship with Christ is secure and is built on His faithfulness, not your own!

5. The enemy would like to tear you with his teeth. His desire to hurt you and feed off your pain actually drives him and his demons on. He lives off bringing pain to believers, yet you live by bringing peace and joy to all you meet. This will defeat his plan for your life.

Now that you know his plan, you can look out for signs of danger. You can prepare to escape his snares when they come. Tomorrow we will look at how to escape from him.

Daily Prayer: Praise God that there is Victory in Jesus over the enemy and his plan to entrap you. Praise God that "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world"!

On The Go Prayer Focus: The Safety In Travel for each On The Go staffer and GoTeam volunteer.

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 October 29, 2016
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Friday, October 28, 2016

God Can Handle It

God Can Handle It by Keith Cook

Upcoming Ministry Event:  On The Go Ministries staff will be ministering in Myanmar, South East Asia from October 30 - November 7, 2016. Keith, White Ribbon Day, and the team members will be leading a Pastor's Conference, sharing the Gospel in local ministry venues,  and evening festivals. Please pray for Open Doors to Serve, Holy Boldness, Divine Appointments, and Strength.

Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:11-13

It would be a great thing if you would allow God to take control of your life. Many people try to get along without God's help. Many think of God as merely a cultural plot to keep the masses in line, but belief and submission to God is more than wishful thinking and fairy tales.

Believing in God, and having a personal relationship with Him through faith in Christ, is the beginning of a whole new way of life. It helps take the pressure off. Trusting in Christ brings hope and confidence back into one's life.

In order to let God handle it and make life complete you need to rely on the following divine truths and apply them to your life:

1. God did create this world and knows how it should operate and function.

2. God has the right to direct and order my life.

3. God made a way for me to be forgiven of my past sin against Him by my willingness to admit and repent of my sin, my putting my trust in Him by believing in His Son Jesus, and by my sincere commitment of my life to Him in prayer.

4. God will direct my life as I surrender my life to Him.

5. God will be there for me all through my life, if I let Him.

Rest assured, if you give all of your life to Christ He can handle it. He can take you through this life and into eternity safely.

Any problem, setback, heartache, tragedy can be handled under His steady direction.

Every opportunity, adventure, quest, and project will be enhanced and maximized by allowing Jesus to lead and control.

God can handle it. Why not let Him have all your life today.

Daily Prayer Focus:  Pray and give God sovereign, complete control of every area of your life today. Pray for sensitivity to recommit areas of your life to His control.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The Interns who faithfully come to On The Go each year to work for Christ and learn how to do ministry that matters for the kingdom of God.

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 October 28, 2016
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Rejoice To See

Rejoice To See by Keith Cook

"Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad." John 8:56

The Big Picture - God wants us to join Him in looking at our world through His eyes. We need to see the "big picture" of what He is doing around the world. It is so easy to just focus on what He is doing in our neighborhoods. There is a grand scene. In Christ we can be a vital part of reaching out around the world. "Now" is a very strategic time. Right now is always better than tomorrow. Living in the here and now prepares you for a productive tomorrow and produces lasting results. If we waste the present we will rob ourselves of fruitful results in the future.

Great Progress - By faith Abraham rejoiced to see what God was going to do "in Christ". We are able to rejoice at what He has done! Through Christ we can see God's redemptive hand working down through the ages. There has always been a remnant of faithful believers who have stood up for Christ and who have been used in missions and evangelism. What great progress we have seen through godly men and women.

As I look around my office I can see portraits that I have collected of great men and women of valor and courage. Faithful servants like Billy Graham, C.H. Spurgeon, D.L. Moody, Billy Sunday, Luis Palau, George Whitfield, Corrie ten Boom, Loren Cunningham, Bertha Smith, John Wesley, Leighton Ford, and many more.

My bookcase is filled with faith stories from men and women from yesterday who have been used of God. Saints like C.T. Studd, Norman Grubb, Manley Beasley, Watchman Nee, Reese Howells, Praying Hyde, Hudson Taylor, George Mueller, and C.S. Lewis.

As I reflect on the great progress made for the cause of Christ in the past my heart rejoices at the progress being made today by gifted modern day evangelists.  My son, Keith Jr. is blazing a new and exciting trail of his own as an evangelist to this generation. He is a modern day Paul, ready to defend Christianity and the cause of Christ in the public arena. He sings songs that speak to this generation and writes music and words that reflect wisdom way beyond his years. He has been with Jesus. He is not ashamed to sing and minister boldly for Christ.

Recently, Joan, and I met a dear evangelist friend Shad Williams, and his wife Shelia, just before they were to board a plane for Europe and Africa. They were off to share the message of Jesus to the masses. His motto is "We Go To Them". As I listened to his burden for his project I got so excited that I wanted to jump in his car and follow him to the airport. I was rejoicing to see what he had already seen going on in Heaven. God had spoken to his heart and given him faith to believe Him for great things and expect great things. God would not let him down. While on his project he saw thousands come to saving faith in Christ.

God is doing so much around the world and around our neighborhoods. Look at the big picture, see the progress, rejoice and be glad for and in it!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will allow you to see the Big Picture. Pray that you might be obedient and available to all that He would have you to do for Him today.

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 October 24, 2016
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

In Due Time

In Due Time by Keith Cook

"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:6, 7

In this scripture passage, Peter says that now is not the time to run ahead of God, but to trust Him for in due time He will reward you with your desire to see His will done in your life.

Sometimes it is wrong to do something now.

A "NOW" reaction can result in the following three things:

N - A near sighted immediate response rather than a God directed power expression of faith.

O - The possibility of actually overlooking God's divine plan in a given situation.

W - The potential to wreck the future for all concerned.

Yet trusting Christ and letting the Holy Spirit guide you in due time can result in the following:

D - God will develop character in you as you wait on His will.

U - Waiting on God allows you to see Him unveil His plan not yours.

E - When God works every need is met. This is total provision.

T - Your testimony will be enhanced.

I - Personal interaction is required. You actually have to think, talk, pray, consult, include, and rely on God and others. It is actually communication to the max.

M - The mission of the Lord Jesus Christ is advanced.

E - Eternity is affected because you did it God's way, at God's time, and with God's results.

Wherever you are in your spiritual life, God wants you to wait on Him. There are times when God says GO for Him. But there are times when we cannot GO, we must WAIT for DUE TIME. Unless God has directed, commanded, or instructed us, we can not presume or assume to know His will and direction. This does not give us a license to not do what God instructs us to do as good and faithful servants, but it does require us to check in with Him for our every need and ministry.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will trust God and wait on His will in every area of your life this week.

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.
Praise God for Recent Renovation at the WOC just this past week!

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 October 23, 2016
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Look On The Fields

Look On The Fields by Keith Cook

Today there are needs all around us.

"Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 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 4:34, 35

Never before in the history of the world has mankind been faced with such a godless society. Terrorism and materialism rule side by side.

Morals and decency have been thrown aside for prosperity and pleasures. Young people and adults go from one fad to the next looking for happiness.

The mood is set for a tremendous spiritual awakening.

Yet the hour is late for so many people. Before this day is over nearly 150,000 people will pass from this life into a Christless eternity. That is over 1 million people a week.

The fields are ripe for a move of God.

The fields are really ripe for harvest. Never before in the history of the world have more people been coming into God's kingdom. God is using wars and famine to move God honoring troops and social teams into place to reach cultures never before open to the message of Christ.

The collapse of communism in Eastern Europe has been used by God to move professionals, who are Christian, into key places of leadership and training. This is also beginning to happen in the Middle East.

Yet, at the same time God moves, so does the Devil. Sects and cults are also moving to meet human needs. Recently, I saw an ad where one cult was offering free airfare and education to any leaders from Eastern Europe, who wanted to be trained in business and economics. The Muslims are trying to buy converts all over Africa.

When the good governments see the trouble that their people are having they respond with social programs to help. It is time for the people of God to do the same. My friends, someone is dying and going to hell, can't we see that now is the time to do more and try more than ever before to reach them.

While we take aid around the world and across the street, let us also take the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Share our faith and practice modern day Christianity. The world is waiting to see what Christians are made of. Let the redeemed of the Lord get out into the fields of service. These is still time.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for boldness and courage to share about Jesus Christ. Pray for the lost that they will see their desperate need for Christ.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The follow-up of inquirers who come publicly and make decisions for Christ, write in for materials to grow in Christ, or who visit our website looking for help in following Christ. Pray for local believers, churches, parents, and friends who all will be used of God to nurture each and every one to maturity in 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 Devotions for October 22, 2016
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Strategic Decisions

Strategic Decisions by Keith Cook

"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Acts 1:8

In our efforts to effectively work for Christ we are called to see the work that is to be done, prepare for the work we are to do, and complete all of the work given us to do.

Doing the massive and all important task of reaching all with the message of Christ will take more than just doing ministry as usual. All our methods of the past have been useful and used of God, but they are not necessarily the road map for our future ministry. The Word of God never changes, but the methods and ways Jesus directs us to work for Him forever will.

Jesus Himself used different methods to reach and minister to the masses and to individuals. He spoke in public to the religious and He spoke to the "pagans". He sent out the disciples in organized outreach efforts and then He would have them pray in secret. He went to homes to share with families and then he would go out into the public and meet someone by a well. Always using whatever was available to minister the unchanging message.

There are some Negative Aspects of Strategic Planning

1. Trusting Human Effort - Avoid relying on your plans and insights unless they are given and blessed by God. Do not get the plan and then get God to bless it. Ask God for His plan and then ask God to not let you mess it up!

2. Running Ahead of God - Often Christians hear from God, get excited, and run off and do God's plan ahead of God's schedule. This results in hurt feelings, bad timing, insensitivity, improper funding, and fighting battles that do not need to be fought.

3. Replacing A Move Of The Holy Spirit - Just working up a plan and not having God give a plan may look successful and may bring praise, but it will not bring "fruit that will remain". Imitating other ministries, churches, and Christians may make you look like a "spiritual" move of God but will not result in the power needed to actual produce Spirit filled results.

There are some Positive Aspects of Strategic Planning

1. Faith and Faithfulness - You are able to join God in a grand adventure. When you choose to believe God and not live in fear and doubt you get to see the faithfulness of God as He works for you and does His will through you.

2. Spirit Led Strategies - When you allow God to send the plan and provide the inspiration for the plans you guarantee the Spirit will lead you as you implement the work.

3. Biblical Strategies - Men and women of old gained approval from God as they walked and talked for God by faith. The Biblical way to do God's will is to check in with God, listen to what He says, do what He says, the way that He says!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray Great Prayers, Dream Great Dreams - Plan Great Plans, Do Great Deeds!

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 Devotions for October 21, 2016
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Vision

Vision by Laurie McTier

"And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. " 2 Kings 6:16,17

When individuals set out to make goals, they have a vision of how the goal will be accomplished. They commit to do whatever it costs, in order to see the desired outcome. There are several reasons for this. I guess the main reason is that we don't want to be embarrassed if things don't go the way we had hoped.

Recently, I set a goal to exercise every morning. I had planned to fulfill this goal by alternating my schedule by walking and by riding my bicycle early in the mornings. This called for some sacrifices on my part so that the goal would be met. I could no longer sleep as late as I wanted, I had to make a conscious effort to get up early so that I could go walking or riding without being late for work.

One morning I rode my bicycle unprepared...I did not have a helmet on or my glasses. I was riding down Memorial Boulevard in Springfield TN when a big truck passed. The truck was going about 45 mph, and as he passed there was a lot of dirt that was stirred up. Some of the dirt lodged in my right eye. As a nurse I could remember two things from all the books that I had read. Never rub your eye to get foreign objects out and protect the affected eye by closing it until you can get to a doctor. I rode for over a mile to my home with one eye open and my hand over the injured eye. By this time my eye was really hurting and I could not open my eye without a lot of pain. My vision was blurred because of the object that was in my eye.

Two hours after the injury, I went to the optometrist who quickly placed dye in my eye and retrieved the "little speck" of dirt that I had not been able to get out on my own. After the optometrist removed the object from my eye, I had a new vision...I could see again. I set out to work on my goals the next morning, but now with some preparation.

How is your vision? Are you setting out today to see the world through your eyes or through God's eyes? On my first mission trip with On The Go to Brazil God impressed me to ask for His vision for the city and for the needs of the students that we would be ministering to on that project. I also began to pray for each of our team members and for the missionaries that each of us would receive God's vision for the lost. Proverbs 29:18 reads,"Where there is no vision, the people perish. "

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you a vision of what you can do to make a difference for the kingdom of God this week.

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 October 20, 2016
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

We Are Winning

We Are Winning by Keith Cook

"...a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb..." Revelation 7:9

Just the other day, I read that Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world. Our faith is gaining converts faster than the population is growing. The ratio of non-Christians to professing Christians is now 6.8 to 1.

Way back in A.D. 100 there were 360 non-Christians for every believer. In the year 1000 A.D. it was down to 220 to 1. When you reach the 1500's the ratio had dropped to 69 to 1 and by the 1900s it was down to 27 to 1.

During the Bible boom of the 1950's, the statistics showed the gap narrow to 21 non-believers for every Christian and by 1980 it had dropped to 11 to 1. Today the numbers indicate a 6.8 to 1 ratio. (Lausanne Statistic Task Force)

The church in Africa is growing faster than the population. The largest churches in the world are outside the U.S.A. and Europe.

According to church historians more Muslims have come to Christ in the last 25 years than all previous centuries combined.

In Africa and Asia well over 1,000 new churches are started each week.

When you look at the facts concerning the modern outreach movement, you will quickly see the wave of the future is in team evangelism with a focus on short term projects and outreaches. What is needed today is partnership evangelism and team ministries that compliment each other. Evangelist are needed to help win the world for Christ and motivate the church to be on the go for Jesus.

It is estimated that there are over 2.7 million evangelical congregations worldwide. The ratio of local congregations to unreached (16,000) people groups is 156 to one. We actually could see teams going to each group any day now! It is possible!

Now be reminded of, "When the Wind of God Blows the Sails of Preparation must be UP!" (BGEA)

The wind of God is blowing!

Are we up to the task of being driven by the Holy Spirit to do whatever God leads us to do? It is time to burn all the bridges and launch out into the deep waters with Jesus!

In today's scripture passage, we see a true picture of the completed church. It takes real evangelists to make this picture a reality!

Daily Prayer Focus: Join in Christ's march to victory. Do not be discouraged by the news or the efforts of the Devil to stop the work of Christ. Rejoice today in Christ your Savior.

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 October 19, 2016
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wisdom From Above

Wisdom From Above by Keith Cook

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy." James 3:13,17

I do not know very many people that would say they do not want to be wise. The wisdom that we as Christians try to obtain is different than the world's wisdom. You see, the Bible tells us exactly how to be wise! It's hard at times to choose wisdom from above when the world's way is easier.

Wisdom From Above can be Characteristics:

Pure
Peaceable
Gentle
Willing to Yield
Full of Mercy
Full of Good Fruits
Without Partiality
Without Hypocrisy

Folly From Below Yields:

Done from wrong motives
Always warring with others
Harsh
Having to have your own way
Merciless
Fruitless
Judging Others
Being something you're not

Everyday we have a choice to make. We can choose the wisdom from above or the folly from below! Let's choose wisdom!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for God Given Wisdom to Rule in your heart. Pray for wisdom that is pure, peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, merciful, full of fruit, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

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 October 18, 2016
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Monday, October 17, 2016

On Call at All Times

On Call at All Times by Laurie McTier

"So the king and all the people dedicated the temple of God." 2 Chronicles 7:5

God doesn't seek for golden vessels, and does not ask for silver ones; however, He must have clean ones. D. L. Moody

Recently, God reminded me of the importance to know the basics of His Word. It has been a joy to read His Word and to see how God has met specific needs throughout the Old and New Testament.

In 2 Chronicles, we read where King Solomon built and dedicated Temple of the Lord. God gives many specific details of the furnishings for the Temple. As I read in His Word, He showed me the parallel between God's Temple and our body. Our body is to be the Temple of God.

God wants us to love the Lord with all our heart. He requires our full commitment, absolute surrender, and obedience. As we read in His Word, King Solomon went to great lengths to insure that the Temple was clean and dedicated to the Lord. As a Christian we serve as Christ's Ambassador. This is a great responsibility and privilege, which should not be taken lightly.

To be dedicated and surrendered, our lives and hearts must often go through some exterior and interior cleansing. As I spend time with God in His Word and prayer, He often shows me areas of sin that need to be cleansed and removed.

Be open to His Spirit. God has provided the Holy Spirit to convict and reveal areas in our lives that are not pleasing to Him. Be sensitive, and obedient.

Follow His promptings upon your heart. God wants us to always be on call for Him. He can't use empty vessels; He also can't use unclean vessels. Get in the Word and spend time with God each and every day. As you seek Him, ask God to open your eyes, your ears, and your heart that you might truly become a vessel of honor and service to Him.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you a fresh new zeal to read His Word!

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 October 17, 2016
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

In Troubled Times

In Troubled Times by Joan Cook

When President George W. Bush declared that the United States of America was at war with Iraq in 2002, he stated that the United States will accept no other outcome other than that of Victory. We must take an active role by praying for the president, government officials, our troops, the innocent people in Iraq, and God's will and His glory! Today we encourage you to pause and to meditate on these scriptures.

1) Pray for our Government Officials.

"So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up-- one on one side, one on the other--so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword." Exodus 17:10-13

"For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." Deuteronomy 20:4

"In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me." Psalms 31:1-3

2) Pray for American troops and their families.

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, 'Peace be within you.'" Psalms 122:6-8

"For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble." Psalms 143:11

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16

3) Pray for innocent civilians.

"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me." Psalms 138:7

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." 2 Chronicles 32:7,8

"The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." Psalms 9:9

4) Pray for God's will and His glory.

"Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me." Psalms 56:9

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all." 1 Chronicles 29:11

"Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendour and majesty." Psalms 21:5

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for the government leaders, our military members and their families, innocent civilians, and God's will. Pray for Upcoming Elections for national, state, and local leaders. Pray for PEACE!

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 October 15, 2016
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Today's News - Tomorrows Headlines

Today's News - Tomorrows Headlines by Keith Cook

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord..." 2 Timothy 1:7, 8

Everyday I rush to my computer and check the headlines to see what is going on around the world. Every night before I go to bed I have to channel surf all the news channels to see what is happening in the war on terrorism. It has captivated my heart and mind.

The attack on The World Trade Center, the bombs exploding on buses in Israel, shootings on high school and college campuses, and the sniper shootings in Washington D.C. are vivid reminders that life is short and our future is not guaranteed.

Everywhere I go I see signs that let me know it is not just on my mind, but on everyone else's, as well. At ballgames, shopping malls, at work, and at church, I hear comments of how everyone is concerned with what is around the corner concerning our future. Will there be more war? Will we attack certain countries?  Will the stock market continue to slide? Will our economy suffer? Will our quality of life be affected? Is it safe to let our children out in public? The list goes on and on...

The Bible says, "He has not given us a spirit of fear or timidness." I believe right now that God would have Christians all around the world rally behind the cause of Christ like never before. We need not be afraid of terrorists nor bombs. This is not a time to be afraid of snipers and let their actions stop us from doing what God is calling us to do for Him. Let's not be afraid of what men can do to our bodies, but actually live for the Lord and do great and mighty things for His cause.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will not let the dangers of this world stop you from serving the Savior of this world!

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 October 14, 2016
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

GOD WANTS YOU

GOD WANTS YOU by Keith Cook

You can make a difference

"As my Father hath sent me," Jesus said, "even so send I you." John 20:21

You will make a difference and you will see results if you are a God called evangelist and you go at God's time.

My first evangelistic trip to India was very remarkable. I had prayed one night that God would lead me to our next project overseas and India kept coming to my mind. Within days an invitation was received. A local pastor confirmed to us that he too had heard God calling him to covenant with us about the trip.

We believed we had a word from God to go to India. We believed we were prepared to go spiritually, and we had a desire to go. We knew that the need to go was obvious and all we lacked was the finances to go.

We kept on trusting in God for our resources right up until there was only two weeks left before we were to go. My assistant informed me that God had told him to stay at home. One man asked me how I was going to go to India. I told him God would send me. He had told me I would not go because I had no money and needed to stay home and work for a living and earn an honest wage for an honest days work.

When my assistant told me that he was not going I knew this was God's will because there was really nothing for him to do except travel with me.

But when the man told me I would not go because I was trusting God to provide and not working for the money, something very spiritual happened. God spoke to my heart and said "I have called you and this is My timing. I know you have no money and I know you have no way to get any. Trust Me and don't send out any requests for help."

When God told me that, I stopped trying to raise any more funds. I went into a trust mode. Within days I received all the needed funds for my airfare, lodging, food, and crusade expenses from an anonymous donor. Never had that happened before and never has it happened since, but it was God's time for me to go and for Him to show His glory in my situation.

On that Crusade I saw more decisions than any meeting I had ever had. I also personally grew more in love with Christ because I was alone with God. His time is never late or early but always at the appointed time.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will make a difference this week GOing at God's time.

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 October 13, 2016
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Trusting In The Lord is Productive

Trusting In The Lord is Productive by Keith Cook

"They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever." Psalm 125:1

When you trust in the Lord you are guaranteed supernatural and divine help. God will be there for you. You can count on it. In His word He gives each believer five wonderful assurances they can count on.

1. When a believer trusts in the Lord they have COURAGE! The word says with God we "cannot" be moved. Having God protecting your back provides courage to fight any battle or courage to move out by faith in an area of risk.

2. Trusting God also produces STABILITY! When God's word says we "cannot be moved" that means we will never, ever come close to being moved from a direction Christ would have us to go. No matter what the stock market does we will have stability if we rely on Christ. No matter who is elected to office we can have stability if we trust in Jesus.

3. SECURITY is also guaranteed when one follows Christ. "The Lord surrounds His people" is not only a great promise but can be a present reality for you. Peace and rest can be yours no matter what you are going through. Security is yours for this life and forever. Once you leave this old earth behind you can be assured you will live forever with Christ in Heaven.

4.  When you trust in the Lord you also have a LEGACY. David said believers would "abide forever" and all who believe in Christ will have a legacy of hope and promise to pass down from generation to generation. A few years ago my wife's mom passed away. Joan was given her Bible. I looked through it right before I was to direct her funeral. I already knew she was a great woman of God but her Bible showed just how deep she had gone with Christ.

All throughout her Bible were scribbled dates God had given her promises out beside passages, underlined passages, sermon outlines from her favorite evangelist (Keith Cook Sr.!) and prayer reminders for those she was praying for. What a great legacy she has left behind for her family.

Her legacy was evident at her funeral. All her grandsons stood one at a time and shared a passage of scripture that reminded them of their grandmother. With tears and with pride they boldly shared each passage. They knew where she was. They also knew what she expected from them. They were to live our the legacy she had left for them. They were to follow Christ as she had followed Christ.

5. One final thought about trusting Christ. The main reward from trusting in the Lord is that it produces an optimistic and enthusiastic sense of PURPOSE in one's life. You can count on "from this time and forever" having God's Holy Spirit directing your life and giving you insight, power, and motivation to do God's perfect will. Your life is not one of chance nor a lottery as to whether or not you will make it and be successful. You are trusting in Jesus and He is trusting in you. The salvation of the lost and the working out of His plan for the future has been given to you to do in His power. Trust Him. Follow Him. Love Him. Live For Him. Produce For Him!

Daily Prayer Focus: Praise God for the opportunity to Trust in the Lord. Pray for a greater sense of Courage, Stability, Security, Legacy, and Purpose in your own life as you seek to serve God.

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 October 7, 2016
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

No Road, No Problem

No Road, No Problem by Keith Cook

"Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left" Deuteronomy 2:27

David Livingston, pioneer missionary to Africa, was asked by a mission board the following question: "Have you found a good road to where you are in Africa? If so,  we want to know so we can send some good men to join you." He responded, "If you have only men that will come when there is a good road, I do not want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all."

Many today are ministering with ease because someone paved a trail for them. One of my favorite sayings while on a mission project is, "You guys have it easy! You should have been with David and I when we first came here!" Then I proceed to share with the wide-eyed new evangelists our "war stories" about the good old days when there was no electricity, no pure bottled water, no internet, and no vehicles to transport us into an area.

Many of them can not believe that we actually slept on the ground or ate strange delicacies like dog, snake, worms, bugs, and live fish. They are amazed that we would walk for hours each day to share with one family way out in the jungle somewhere. They are blown away when I share of our close calls of being captured by guerillas and possible torture for sharing Christ in non-Christian areas of our world. Their hearts leap when I share of guns pointed at me while I preach, riots breaking out in Muslim areas as we minister, and gangs poised to kill us until the gang leader comes to Christ and stops them. It is hard for them to imagine how long we had to be away from friends and family.

Usually after one of my famous outbursts of nostalgia Christ will direct me to encourage them that they too have their roads to walk and their paths to chart by faith. It is hard to be too hard on them because they are trusting Christ in a world that does not understand or appreciate what they are doing. Modern religionists are even downplaying their importance in God's work. Humanism has crept into the church and is causing a whole generation of youth and young adults to question the value of going to the ends of the earth.

I am so thankful that there is a willing and mighty remnant of missionaries and evangelists who are blazing their own trails under the direction of the Holy Spirit. I work, network, and partner with many of them everyday. They live by the philosophy, "No Road-No Problem."

How about you?

Daily Prayer: Pray that God will give you Holy Boldness and New Vision as you seek to serve God wholeheartedly.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The Development Ministries of On The Go. This ministry team helps On The Go stay on the go! Many individuals want to make an investment in eternity through On The Go Ministries. Through their wills, trusts, monthly electronic funds transfers, donations of stocks, and planned giving they do just that. If you are interested in helping On The Go take the Gospel around the world through your giving and financial support please let them know. Visit OnTheGo.org for details.

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 Devotional for October 6, 2016
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare by Keith Cook

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." 1 John 4:4

A few years ago in our staff devotions God lead me to share with our staff about different encounters I had had concerning spiritual warfare and some demonic experiences. As you might guess it was a wild and exciting time for our staff.

As I began relating some of the supernatural experiences I had had I noticed several different expressions on our team's faces.

Some were excited
Some were shocked
Some started getting fearful
Some were even skeptical

As we went around the room sharing "war stories" it was amazing to see how much goes on in the spirit world that we can not explain in the natural realm. We all know it was not of this world but we could not prove it with an instrument. Yet if we were each put on a lie detector machine we would pass because we know it really happened.

Hearing stories about demons, the Devil, angels, and the supernatural is very exciting and shocking but God would not have us get fearful or even skeptical. He would have us live by faith and realize that "greater is He who lives in us than He who is in this world."

Daily Prayer Focus: Thank God that He is greater than any problem you have in your life. Trust Him for your protection and direction.

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.

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 Devotional for October 5, 2016
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Dream, Laugh, Shout, Call On Him

Dream, Laugh, Shout, Call On Him by Tekk√° Kelly

"Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live." Psalms 116:2

"Call His name and He'll always hear you
Look into His eyes and you'll know He's the greatest prize.
Hear His voice and you'll know He's the greatest God of Heaven and Earth.

All are His creation
No other god is worth it.
He loves me, He cares for me.
He parted the sea, He's there for me.

Do you believe in Him?
I do because He created me.
He is the greatest God of Heaven and Earth.
That's what I believe."

Each of us can relate to the poem mentioned above. We have so much to be thankful for. The Bible says, "Call unto me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you know not of." Jeremiah 33:3. Just as he does for Tekk√°, God has so much in store for all of us. Today, take His Word to heart. Find scripture passages that relate to your situation, and make His promises your prayer today. Call upon Him and allow Him to reveal Himself to you in great and mighty ways.

Daily Prayer: Praise God for Answered Prayers!

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's GoCare ministry. This is our acts of kindness and benevolence ministry department. The focus of our GoCare ministry is to reach out to physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hurting individuals and to build bridges between churches and their communities.

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 Devotional for October 4, 2016
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Monday, October 3, 2016

How To Start a Religious Conversation

How To Start a Religious Conversation by Keith Cook

"Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord" 2 Timothy 1:8

Evangelist Larry Moyer uses the Plow and Pursue Method. He plows in to a conversation with someone and pursues any open doors he finds. He does not rely on a script or memorized formulas.

While we believe Larry has a valid approach we also see the benefits of having a track to run on in witnessing. I believe that if we aim at nothing we will usually hit it! Nothing solid happens without prayer, thought, and preparation. Trusting God means more than sloppy evangelism and hit or miss techniques.

We have tried to come up with the simplest, most friendly, and memorable way to have a sincere non-pushy conversation with someone and still share the message of Christ at the same time. We have come up with the following acrostic to help you remember our simple way to share Christ. It is built around our ministry name "On The Go".

O - The "O" stands for the Ordinary. Talk with people about ordinary things. Their name, family, job, occupation, children, sports, etc... If you plough in like this you may find a path that comes quite natural to pursue and leads to an opportunity to share the Gospel. I call this "Holy Hovering". When you are waiting on God to open a door to share the right story or illustration.

T - The "T" stands for sharing your testimony. Sharing your story is important for people who may not believe the Bible or trust religion! They can see and hear you. Your heartfelt testimony can soften their hearts.

G - The "G" stands for sharing the Gospel and calling for a decision for Christ. Just talking about their life and sharing your testimony will not get them into Heaven. Share the Gospel - their good news!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for an opportunity to start a religious conversation today. See what God can do through you.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go Ministry Supporters. It takes teamwork to make the dream work! Our ministry supporters have made commitments to play a vital part of our team through praying, sharing, caring, going, and growing.

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 Devotional for October 3, 2016
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Plan of Action

Plan of Action by Laurie McTier

"Preach the Word, be prepared in season and out of season...but you keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of the evangelist..." 2 Timothy 4:2, 5

In times of disaster, we must have a plan of action. In recent years as I tracked the path of hurricanes and natural disasters, my thoughts and prayers have gone out to those whose lives have been affected by the storms. As the storms began to roll in, our staff members were in contact with local pastors, family members, and friends so that we could follow their needs and help them with our ministry teams.

What should be our plan of action? Do we just sit back and observe, or do we take action? What would Jesus do?

1) Pray. God knows their needs and He has resources to reach each of them at the point of their need.

2) Give. You may be unable to travel to areas of devastation, but God has blessed you, and in return you want to bless others in their time of need. As you give, you will be blessed. No gift when given from the heart is small in God's eyes.

3) Go. Often times God places a burden on our heart that we must take a more active role. When God guides, He provides. He will provide the resources necessary in order that your actions and words can be effective.

There is always a need for a special plan of action. We must be prepared to reach out to physical and spiritual needs. If you or someone you know would like to know how you can be involved with On The Go Ministries in Disaster Relief, please contact our office and we will be glad to give you more information.

Daily Prayer: Pray for the lost that they will see their need for Jesus Christ.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The GoTeam Short Term Missions Projects and GoTeam Members. GoTeams are made up of young people and adults who voluntarily go on an On The Go mission project around the world and are making a strategic impact 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 Devotional for October 2, 2016
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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Livingstonian Faith

Livingstonian Faith by Keith Cook

"without faith it is impossible to please God" Hebrews 11:6

Directing a ministry that reaches out around the world can be a daunting task. Everyday you have to make decisions that affect the very souls of men. The world, the Devil, and even human intellect are constantly bombarding you with negative, critical, and faithless fears and accusations.

Daily, and oftentimes moment by moment, you hear the following questions flowing through your mind and heart:

"Are you hearing from God?  Did God really say...?"

"Are you sure...? Prove it! Explain it!"

"How can we do...? Is it in the Budget? Do you have the money?"

The questions and the opportunities to turn back and shrink back into nothingness are always gnawing at your hearts gate.

Recently while I was battling my emotions and during a tense time of spiritual warfare my wife Joan asked me to find a quote for her by David Livingston. David was a pioneer missionary to Africa. I searched and searched the internet and my library but was unable to find anything she needed, but God used my study and research time to inspire me to have "Livingstonian Faith".

As I read quote after quote attributed to this missionary statesman my heart was challenged and encouraged all at the same time. David Livingston had the following to say about faith and trusting God.

"Lord, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. Sever any tie but the tie that binds me to Thyself."

"The end of the exploration is the beginning of missionary enterprise."  

"I will go anywhere, provided it is forward."

"Fear God and work hard."

"I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ."

"I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose."

"Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair."

"Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give."

"Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!"

What a great legacy of faith and trust in God. We should all be challenged to live with this same kind of faith and commitment to Christ. I want to challenge you, as I was challenged, to live with "Livingstonian Faith"

Daily Prayer: Pray that God will truly give you "Livingstonian Faith," a faith that looks beyond the present and sees the hand of God.

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.

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 Devotional for October 1, 2016
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