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

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