Monday, August 21, 2017

All in God's Time

All in God's Time - Laurie McTier

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Recently our team traveled out of the country to minister in schools, churches and a local seminary. God knew all of the specific details that had to occur for each of the team to travel and minister.

The week prior to the project, each member of our staff were on the phone with travel agents, airlines, visa services, politicians, pastors, and the missionaries trying to do everything we knew to do to make sure that all of the specifics were taken care of for each person on the team to participate. God knew that each and every team member was a vital asset and greatly needed.

As we prepared, we had faith and trusted God to do the miraculous. There were many obstacles prior to this project; but we knew that these obstacles were nothing in God's eyes. He was on top of things; He had it all under control.

For this project, there were many walls. It took the team over 31 hours to reach our final destination. The first night we had three and one half hours of sleep before our first outreach. As we went to bed that evening, we prayed and asked God to bless our rest. Those three hours were some of the most blessed and restful hours of sleep that we have had in years.

God is never late, and often times not early. He is however, always right on time. God knows when the money for the project is due, He knows when we must have the passport and visa on hand. His Word promises us as His children that He will supply all of our needs in Christ Jesus.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you to truly trust Him to meet your every need.

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 Devotion for August 21, 2017
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Most Important Job Of All

The Most Important Job Of All by Joan Cook

"Bring up your children in the training and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4

Today, I would like to take a minute to encourage all the mothers and fathers who may be feeling unappreciated, unfulfilled, unrecognized, or just plain tired! Do not be discouraged. Do not give up. Yours is the most important job of all. You have the privilege and responsibility to help shape and develop your child's entire life. Everything you say and do is so very important in his or her development.

One of the definitions of the word "parents" is: those who give birth to children and provide nurture and guidance. Below are words to encourage you and remind you of this awesome responsibility.

"There are exceptional women and men who have other tasks to perform in addition to the task of motherhood and fatherhood and that is the task of providing for the home and of keeping it. But it is the tasks connected with the home that are the fundamental tasks of humanity...if the mother does not do her duty, there will either be no next generation, or a next generation that is worse than none at all..." Theodore Roosevelt

"If we fail to instruct our children in justice, religion, and liberty, we will be condemning them to a world without virtue, a life in the twilight of a civilization where the great truths have been forgotten." Ronald Reagan

Daily Prayer Focus: Thank the Lord for the privilege of parenthood. Be mindful of the awesome responsibility.

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 August 20, 2017
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Manifest Your Love for God

Manifest Your Love for God by Keith Cook

"With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee...I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word." Psalms 119:10-16

In this passage the Psalmist says we are to manifest our love for God with our Heart, Lips, and Mind. Can you do this? Yes you can. The Word of God will show you how!

Your Heart

With Your HEART you can Seek the Lord. (verse 10)

Seek the Lord with your whole heart. Seek Him while there is time. He is calling you, leading you, and directing you. Use your free will to seek Him. The results will be a full heart!

With your Heart you will Treasure the Word. (verse 11)

If your heart is with the Lord you always have a place for the Word of God in your life. The Word speaks to you. It comforts you. It directs you. It challenges you and convicts you.

If your heart is not right with God you will avoid the Word and neglect your time alone with God. You dread hearing the Word of God preached. Devotions, sermons, and the Bible all condemn you until you get your heart set on Christ.

Your Lips

With your LIPS you Share about the greatness of God. (verse 13)

If you are in Christ and living in the fullness of Christ you will naturally share with others about all you are experiencing in Him. Never having anything spiritual to say often reflects the fact that one is not living the spirit filled life. Being frivolous and aloof often reflect a lack of spiritual depth. Let your lips tell of Him!

With your Lips you also will Rejoice. (verse 14)

From your lips will either come praise or pain. People who rejoice are a pleasure to be around. People who are always reflecting on their pain and sorrows tend to live their lives alone and without encouragement. Rejoicing is not a sign of ignorance of the facts of life, rather it is a God directed expression of faith, hope, and trust. Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. Rejoice, it will do you good.

Your Mind

Using your MIND you can Meditate on God's precepts. (verse 15)

Meditating on God's precepts means that you will try to see what the precepts of God actually mean to you. In reality, you are asking God to interpret and implement His Word in your life. Some individuals think that meditation leads to more meditation, but it actually will lead to answers to prayer, keys to problems being revealed, and direction in life. Meditation always leads to action. Most prayer warriors are also great evangelists, missionaries, pastors, parents, and leaders. They are not passive but people of action.

If you are using your Mind you are also Regarding God's ways. (verse 15)

Someone who is thinking clearly will always look to Christ for direction in their life. When you regard the Lord, you give Him the right to direct your path and help you make decisions. Major and minor decisions are all the same to God. You can have the mind of Christ if you ask for it!

When you use your Mind you can Delight in God. (verse 16)

It is really fun and exciting to have God work in your life. It is so rewarding to know that God has done something for you. It leads to confidence and stability. When real faith is exercised in your life, blessings and ministry will follow.

When you use your Mind you also will not forget to Honor God and Praise Him as the real strength in your life. (verse 16)

If you succeed or even make it through a problem you must realize that it is God who has brought you through. Your true strength comes from the Lord, honor Him, praise Him, and seek to serve Him.

Decide today to serve the Lord with all of your heart. Seek to honor God with your heart, your lips, and your mind. Don't forget that the greatest treasure on earth can be found by you each day in the Holy Bible.

Daily Prayer Focus:  As you spend time in God's Word today, ask Him to show you secret sins that are hidden in your life. Ask for forgiveness so that you might serve Him wholeheartedly.

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 August 19, 2017
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Prayer, The Key To World Evangelization

Prayer, The Key To World Evangelization - by Keith Cook

"Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my groaning. Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, for to Thee do I pray. In the morning, O Lord, Thou wilt hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to Thee and eagerly watch." Psalm 5:1-3

Our world is in desperate need of a fresh outpouring of God's love and power. Economic quick fixes and political infighting are not the answer. If we want to reach our neighbors or reach around the world, we can do so in prayer.

Prayer opens up God's resources and God's plans for man. Prayer helps us get a fresh and exciting direction from our creator. You may never go to India or China, but you can go there in prayer.

Start with praise to God - Adoration toward God for His majesty
Next confess all known sin - Admission, sorrow, and forsaking your sin.

Begin to thank God - Thank Him for His great and mighty deeds
Intercede for others - Pray for the lost: friends, family, church, etc...

Ask God - Ask the Lord for the desires of your heart.
Wait upon the Lord - Wait for strength, patience, and wisdom.
Search the word - Open the Bible and begin to see God's will.
Listen to Him - Hear God's voice speaking to your heart and mind.

Be ready - Do what God says and go where He leads.
End your prayer time in praise - Praise God for His goodness and presence.

A shorter version of the above outline is: ACTS
Adoration
Confession
Thanksgiving
Supplication

Daily Prayer Focus: Talk to the Lord with anticipation of what He is going to do in and through you.

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 August 18, 2017
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Get On The Treadmill And Run

Get On The Treadmill And Run by Keith Cook

"but I buffet my body and make it my slave" I Corinthians 9:27

A few years ago, upon returning from a crusade, I found a rather large gift waiting for me in my basement. My wife, Joan, had gone out and bought me a treadmill. I was so excited. I had seen one earlier and had wanted it so bad. I just hated to spend money on myself, but my wife loves to bless people. So I gladly received a marvelous gift.

As I looked at the treadmill with all its gadgets, bells, and whistles, I started to laugh out loud. I had no more excuses for not running everyday to stay in shape. As I looked at my gift it changed from a gift to one big challenge. It is a fancy machine. It could have been a less spectacular machine but the bottom line was this machine was going to require me to actually get on it and work. No excuses, no putting it off because of weather. No more, "tomorrow I will!"

My workout started as a challenge but now is a joy. When I was younger I ran everyday. I had the time to run all over town and I did just that. I would run from my campus apartment all the way over to Joan's house to see her and then run back, usually at midnight. It was such fun to run and think. To run and sing. To run and look!

Right now God would have all of us revisit some old Godly habits we once had. Have our devotions been consistent? Are we studying the Word of God and spending time in prayer like we once did? Are we still getting up early on Sunday and hurrying to church to hear a fresh word from God? When was the last time we casually and excitedly shared with someone about how good Jesus really is?

Wow, those disciplines of God are still needed in our lives. Jump back on the treadmill and start fresh and new every morning. While you are at it take care of the temple God has given you. We want you around as long as possible.

Daily prayer focus: Pray for strength to do all the disciplines that God has for you to do for Him.

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 August 17, 2017
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Let's

Let's by Keith Cook

"Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."  John 4:35

Today is the time for radical faith. Gone is the convenience of being lukewarm and not actively engaging in reaching our culture. Today's culture is rapidly invading the church and even individuals Christians world-wide.

If we are going to win people to Christ and turn back the tide of the evil and hedonistic humanism that is engulfing our world, we need to do three simple things.

1. Stop - We need to stop what we are doing and take time to make new friends for Jesus Christ's sake. We really need to become friends with more people and let more people into our world. Most of us live in a really small world. We need to venture out and see real people with real needs.

2. Look - We need to look for open doors to share our faith and dependence on Jesus Christ. God will provide all who ask Him with open doors and natural and easy transition opportunities to share about Jesus. Take the time to look for ways to share and follow God's path when He reveals it.

3. Listen - We need to yield to the Spirit and listen to those we are sharing with!  God will direct your steps if you give Him your life each day. While salvation is a once in a lifetime experience, following Jesus is moment by moment. Making Jesus Lord and being filled with the Spirit is something that takes daily dying to self and a moment by moment trusting is God's resources and directions.

Let's do what God is directing us to do today, while we have time and opportunity.

Pray:  Pray that God will enable you to Stop, Look, and Listen in a greater way than ever before.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's USA Outreach Effort. God has placed a United States effort on the heart and mind of the On The Go Team. Three key objectives are sharing, praying, and training in every county in the USA using On The Go Advance Teams, Training Teams, Planning Teams, Prayer Teams, GoTeams, and Outreach Efforts.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 16, 2017
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Danger Signs in the Home

Danger Signs in the Home by Keith Cook

"Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith." Proverbs 15:16, 17

Danger! Look around your life today. Take a close look at your family, because your family may very well be in danger. It is important to recognize today that the devil is trying to attack your family and bring it down. You need to take a definitive stand against what he is doing. Don't break the spirit in your family.

The Bible tells us that danger signs can arise in anyone's home. I want to warn you that some of the signs of danger are so evident and we must take action to tear them down.

The first danger sign that is encountered in most families is that of Failure to Communicate. Not talking, sharing, or reasoning with each other leads to failed dreams and wasted opportunities for success. We must learn to communicate with our spouses, parents, children, and friends. We must learn to share our love, ideas, visions, and dreams with our loved ones.

The next danger sign comes up around the bend of Dividing Things Up. When we constantly use the phrases: My Money, My Car, My Home, My Rights, we are well around the bend of this dangerous road. Going down this road will lead to ruin. When we see this happening we must quickly allow the Holy Spirit to steer us down a safer path. God wants us to be one in the Lord. We must not allow material possessions, the lack of privacy, stresses of life, hard times, or just personality traits to come between us and our spouse. As a result of our unity, we will see our marriages and homes prosper. I challenge you to let everything in your home be done in unity and in peace.

The third danger sign is that of Denial. If you or someone in your family is living in a state of Denial you do not see the problems that your family is facing. Not being able to see problems as they really are or thinking that problems either do not exist or will simply go away with time often leads to heart break and relational problems. Often the ones that are loved the most are hurt the most by denial. Allow God to turn His floodlights on your home and show you the real path to family stability. The truth will set you free.

The fourth danger sign is that of Shifting Responsibilities. This can also be referred to as "passing the buck". It is easy to tell one's loved ones to handle major issues on their own or even handle problems for us. Not owning up to one's responsibilities and blaming others for failures can lead to anger, resentment, and emotional abuse. This attitude is really a manifestation of pride and has an underlying root in anger. Rebelling against responsibility and order leads to ruin. Drive down the straight road of responding to God's sure road of responsibility.

The fifth danger sign is that of a Workaholic. These individuals are always busy at work, or sport, or doing their own thing. Don't become a workaholic. Join with your family, unite with them, and work together. When you have fun together, work together, worship together, study together, grow and rest together as a family, it is good for the Kingdom of God. When a family is together they are blessed and then the family is used of God to bless other families in your church, your city, even your country and world.

The next danger sign is that of Having No Rules. This sign refers to the fact that one does not have set rules, goals, or challenges laid out ahead of him. These individuals have not allowed God to give them visions or dreams. They act solely out of impulse. This leads to overspending, lack of discipline, no direction, and no plans for the future. Each family needs to have a plan from God as to what He wants them to do as a family. Couples need to be living out the dream they have together in Christ. Singles must have a clear word from God as to where they are going in relation to God's plan for their lives.

Decide today to set out to know God's plan for you and your family. Allow the Lord to set up rules and standards that you will live by. Stand against the devil and what he is saying to you about living for the moment and casting your cares to the wind. He is attacking your family and wanting to have your family not reach your full potential in Christ. Wasting away in bills, neglect, and opportunity lost is his plan for you. God's plan for you is that you have His portion so that you can do all He wants you to do.

We must pay close attention to the Danger Signs that come to us in our families. If we do not take heed of their warnings, our homes will face definite troubles. We must purposefully turn back to the Lord and follow His principles even in our families. God commands us to fear the Lord, follow the Lord, and trust in the Lord in every area of our lives!

As Godly men and women we must stand guard against Satan. We can not let him destroy our families. Stand up for Jesus and live for God in your home.

When you see the danger ahead sign on the road you do not curse the sign you actually rejoice in the knowledge that you have been warned and know what to do to avoid the danger. God is warning you of the danger ahead for your family. Heed His warning. Is is so wonderful to know He is actively directing our lives and wanting us to move on down the road for Him.

Daily Prayer: Praise God for True Victory in Jesus. Claim the gospel armor over each member of your family.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Performing Arts Team. Pray for our team as we minister through drama, puppets, interpretive dance, and music. Our Performing Arts Teams are made up of volunteers and On The Go staffers who travel around the USA to local churches and events sharing the Good News.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 15, 2017
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Monday, August 14, 2017

The Lord's Prayer To Me

The Lord's Prayer To Me by Joan Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 14, 2017
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Always Ready to Give An Answer

Always Ready to Give An Answer by Keith Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 13, 2017
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Little Things Mean A Lot

Little Things Mean A Lot - Keith Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 12, 2017
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Friday, August 11, 2017

More For Him

More For Him by Keith Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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On The Go Daily Devotion for August 11, 2017
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

He is Always There

He is Always There by Keith Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's GoKids Clubs. The focus of GoKids Clubs is to present a clear Gospel message to young children in our festivals, missions, and local neighborhoods. Pray for On The Go as we minister to boys and girls and share with them the love of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 10, 2017
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Take A Faith Break

Take A Faith Break by Keith Cook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On The Go Prayer Focus: The "On The Go Daily" 2 Minute Radio & Podcast Program. This is a daily program airing across the United States, and World via the internet and radio stations. "On The Go Daily" is 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 on these 2 minute 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 August 9, 2017
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Be Strong

Be Strong by Laurie McTier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's "Adopt An Evangelist" program. This program provides funding and support for various missions and evangelists around the world.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 8, 2017
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Monday, August 7, 2017

How Great Is Your God?

How Great Is Your God? by Gloria Brandon

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

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

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

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

So who compares to God?

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

How great is your God?

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

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

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

Daily Prayer: Praise God for His Greatness!

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

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotion for August 07, 2017
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Intercessory Prayer

Intercessory Prayer by Laurie McTier

"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." Romans 8:26

While on a mission trip to San Pedro Mexico, God allowed our team various venues of ministry throughout the week. As the team ministered, I was reminded of the necessity of prayer warriors. In order for our ministry to be effective, we have to be dependent upon the frequent prayers of our family and friends back home. They serve as a vital part of our team.

While in Mexico, we had the privilege of visiting many of the church families who had illnesses or specific needs. We fellowshipped with them and were able to pray with each of them as well. During our last visit, my heart was touched, as we prayed with a lady whom I felt was very malnourished and near death. Her needs were so great that we did not know how to begin to pray for her. My heart was burdened for her and her young family. We had an opportunity to see God's Spirit at work. During the Sunday evening service, I received word that this lady was present. My eyes filled with tears as this once weak and feeble woman was standing, with her arms raised, praising God for His healing strength. What a Mighty God we serve!

My challenge to you today is that you become a Prayer Warrior. As God places family and friends on your heart, pray for them. Know that God has placed them on your heart specifically for a reason, and that is to pray for them.

Where there is prayer, there is power. Where there is no prayer, there is no power.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for those who are in need. Stand with them as a Prayer Warrior.

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 Devotion for August 06, 2017
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

What Will You DO?

What Will You DO? by Keith Cook

"And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work." Nehemiah 2:18

Right now each of us have many opportunities around us. "What will we do?" "What are our options?"

We could STAY AWAY: That is, we could do absolutely nothing. In doing nothing we leave a friend or associate alone and defenseless. To stay away takes no effort or faith on our part and offers no challenge with no rewards. When a person stays away from helping or coming to a person's aid they disqualify themselves from being a "messenger sent from GOD". As Christians we believe we are messengers of God. We can not help but preach, heal, pray, sing, and help!

We could STAY BACK: There is safety in this kind of attitude, yet on the other hand, there is no excitement or action. When you stay back you watch from a safety zone like a couch potato. You view life but do not really live life to its fullest. You critique and offer comment to others because it is easier than being in the game yourself. You are like an armchair quarterback who always could do it better but never does. If this describes you, you may wonder what it would be like to help another individual and be used of God. Do you find yourself never really feeling complete in your service to the Lord and others?

Do you wish you could DO something but you do not DO anything?

Let's press on!

Taking a risk and going the extra mile with someone takes courage, which is the majority of what enCOURAGEment is. In other words, encouragement means to have the courage to stand along side someone and be counted.

Praise God you have the courage to be an enCOURAGEment to those people God will send into your life to minister to this day.

In your willingness to serve God today by faith you have not stayed away and will not stay back!

What will you do? You will do all God has for you to do!

Daily Prayer Focus: God, forgive me for staying back when someone may have needed encouragement from me. Thank you that you supply the courage we need for the ministry of encouragement.

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 Devotion for August 5, 2017
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Reaping And Sowing In Our Future Part 4

Reaping And Sowing In Our Future Part 4 by Keith Cook

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3

We have been looking at how we can sow: Love, Stability, Faith, and Hope into people's lives. Shall we go deeper into what God has to say about sowing for our future? Yes!

5. We can sow Peace - "Blessed are the peacemakers" God would have all of us sow peace into every situation we face with others. When we stir up a situation and encourage someone to be mad or react in anger, we are doing them no real service. We should calm fears and help to bring God's peace on earth.

A few years ago my wife, Joan, and I were walking in an inner city neighborhood where we have been ministering for the last ten years. We know them and they know us. It is a rough and violent place at night. During the day it is sad to walk around and see the scars of nightly sins of alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse.

On this particular day we had a team out praying door to door with all our neighborhood friends. It had already proved to be a great morning. God was blessing and several individuals had been blessed by our visits.

Joan spotted Shelia, one of our favorite ladies in the neighborhood and started to visit with her. While Joan was talking with her I noticed a man standing near them. He looked at me and then he looked away. Without posing a threat to him, I started moving toward him and casually said "Hello." He looked at me and said "Stay away! I've got murder on my mind!"

When he said this my mind immediately went into gear thinking: "I've got a team ministering in the community and we could have a safety problem." "My wife is in danger and has no idea that this man is thinking about killing someone." "What can I do to help this man not murder someone?"

Quickly I asked the Lord for direction and in my heart He told me to bring His peace to this man and not to be afraid. God assured me in my heart that He would protect me, my wife, and the team.

For nearly an hour I was able to share with the man and speak God's love to him. He shared that evil thoughts had been flowing through his mind all day. By the time I left he had calmed down and said that he would not kill anyone.

Several minutes later one of our prayer teams met him at his house and prayed with him. I had not told them about my prior visit. (I was standing outside the porch listening to their prayer time for safety reasons!) Once they were finished they all came out and with the man in tow, they came over to me and he proudly reported that he now had peace in his mind not murder. He had accepted Jesus into his heart.

His girlfriend said that he needed a touch from God and had been praying for God to send help. God had answered our prayers!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will be a sower of good seed into people's lives.

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 August 4, 2017
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Reaping And Sowing In Our Future Part 3

Reaping And Sowing In Our Future Part 3 by Keith Cook

"We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfill all thy petitions. Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright." Psalms 20:5-8

So far this week we have noted that we can sow: Love, Stability, and Faith. Let us continue to look deeper into sowing for our future.

4. We can sow Hope - Sowing hope in someone's life brings great reward. When we go out of our way to see the needs of others and then ask God how we can help meet those needs, we will be blessed. Christians are known the world over for their compassion and giving spirit.

A few years ago we met Pastor Daniel. We had been preaching in Kenya and had seen around 6,000 decisions for Christ. Pastor Daniel said that the people of the slum area where we were preaching had no hope of ever growing in Christ because they did not have a church.

His church was in the suburbs and they could not tend to the needs of the people in that area. With tears in his eyes he said that he would be willing to leave his church in order to come start a new church in the slums. God quickly led us to help him bring hope to the people. We helped him build a simple church for the people.

I asked him what he hoped to do at the church. He relayed that his heart is to take the Jesus film and show it in all the slums of the city and at all the markets in the surrounding villages. The only problem is that he did not have a projector. We all prayed with him and returned to the U.S.A. One of our staff, Laurie McTier, went to church upon her return from Kenya, and learned that they had a projector that they wanted to give away. Is there any doubt who received the projector? Pastor Daniel!

God loves to use His church and Christians to bring hope to those in need. Financial, emotional, and spiritual needs are all the same to our God. He brings hope to each!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will sow Hope to all you meet today.

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 August 3, 2017
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Reaping And Sowing In Our Future Part 2

Reaping And Sowing In Our Future Part 2 by Keith Cook

"Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary." Galatians 6:9

Yesterday we saw how we can sow Love and Stability. Today, let us look deeper into sowing for our future. God says we will reap what we have sown. The Bible says we can sow into people's lives, we can share into people's lives, and we can be a blessing in someone's life.

3. We need to sow Faith - By sowing into other people's lives we can help their faith grow stronger. When we help someone trust God and see God work in their lives we have helped them prepare for their future life with Christ.

Think about which individual brings out the best in you? Who encourages you to trust and believe God for great visions and dreams? In my life it is probably Shad Williams. Shad is a crazy evangelist who travels all over the world sharing Christ. Several times a year we minister together in crusades in Kenya or India and God always uses Shad to build up my faith.

I will never forget years ago sitting in a Kroger grocery store parking lot with Shad. We both had just gotten in from projects overseas and we had very little money. Our wives had sent us to get groceries. We pooled our pennies and bought a box of crackers. We both were in tears leaving the grocery store.

On the way back to his house Shad started telling war stories. Now war stories are stories about great things God had done in our lives while working for God. We quickly were laughing and both were trying to one up the other as to who could tell the greatest illustration of God's provision. By the time we finally came in from the store we both were full of renewed hope and confidence in our calling, our God, and our faith.

Upon entering the house we discovered that the girls had found some food and had cooked up a great meal. We all rejoiced. The next day when Joan and I returned to our house we discovered that one of our friends had gone out and shopped for food for us and had left well over three hundred dollars worth of groceries in our kitchen.

God had worked a great miracle. Why? Because a faith sower had shared into our lives. Why not start sowing faith into people's lives? Be used of God to move people beyond pity and self-absorption into faith and trust in God and His faithfulness.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you can live by faith today and in the future. Sow faith. Encourage others to live by faith.

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 Devotion for August 2, 2017
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Reaping And Sowing In Our Future

Reaping And Sowing In Our Future by Keith Cook

"And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase. He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease." Psalm 107:37, 38

The Bible says that we need to face the future, that our future is not affected by the culture, the economy, terrorists, or the calamities that are going on. The Bible says that our future is directly tied to our trusting in the Lord and that it is unwise not to consider our future.

The next thing about our future is that we reap in the future what we have sown in the past. If we haven't sown or stored up anything, we won't reap anything. If you haven't trained up an army for the Lord, you won't have an army that is ready to fight when the enemy rushes in. If you haven't seeded into your children faith principles and godliness when they are young, then when they go off to college or when they go out into the world and they face problems and are struggling, or their wife leaves them, or their child does something crazy, they won't know what to do.

God says we reap what we have sown. The Bible says we can sow into people's lives, we can share into people's lives, and we can be a blessing in someone's life. We can make a difference in this world, but we have to do it. Some of us when calamities happen are not prepared because we have not sown enough good seed into our lives and into the lives of others around us.

SOW

1. We can sow Love - Love is an attitude and it is contagious. When you return love for hate, God wins. When you act in love and refuse to react in fear, God wins.

2. We can sow Stability - Our lives can bring stability and strength to those around us. By living by God's standards, that are found in the Bible, we help bring stability into our world. Every time you turn the other cheek or help an enemy you are used of God to bring more stability into our culture.

Dave Ramsey and I have been friends for several years. He is man who has seen adversity in his life. In the past he has gone from rags to riches and back to rags. Then he heard the voice of God concerning how a Christian man and woman could be financially responsible and how Christians can get and stay out of debt. Through his pain God has taught him some profound principles and life lessons.

Dave sows financial stability into people's lives. He offers sound, solid Biblical advice on how to "owe no man anything". His life has been an inspiration to millions across the nation. The "Dave Ramsey Show" radio program is heard around the U.S.A. and his Financial Peace University Seminars are helping to deliver thousands from financial ruin. While visiting his office one day, Dave showed me a huge acrylic vat filled with cut up credit cards that people had sent him. This trophy of changed lives proves that Dave has been used of God in many people's lives. He has sown stability.

Daily prayer focus: Pray that you can sow love and stability to all you meet. Start today by living by God's principles and by mentoring others in love and stability.

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 Devotion For August 1, 2017
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