Sunday, December 16, 2018

Is God Directing You To Do More

Is God Directing You To Do More by Keith Cook and Laurie McTier

Is God calling you to do more for the kingdom of God? You have been blessed by your local church. You have been taught the Word of God with power by wonderful teachers. You have been inspired by tremendous testimonies, yet you consistently sit by and miss blessing after blessing by not getting involved with ministry that matters.

Here at On The Go, we are currently receiving applications for our upcoming GoTeam Projects. We have many openings for young people and adults who want to make an impact in another individual's life by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are ministries all around the globe who have needs for individuals who can take up the cause of Christ also.

God wants each of us to carry out the Great Commission. Projects throughout the United States, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Israel, Peru, Belize, the Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Pakistan, and India all need Spirit filled and God sent volunteers.

While our schedule is updated each week with exciting and new opportunities for service yours can be too. God wants you to get in a proactive mode and adopt a ministry mindset. 

We would like to invite you to consider being a part of one of our GoTeam Projects. You may think, "I'm only one person, what difference can I make in someone's life?" Each team member plays a vital and necessary role. Each year God strategically places young people and adults who want to be used by God to share the love of Christ and lead others to a personal relationship with Him.

As we minister it is our goal to be a blessing, but truly we are blessed even more as we see the hand of God working in the lives and hearts of people around the world.

It has been a great joy in our lives to watch as the Gospel is shared through drama, song, puppets, and preaching the Word of God. As we scan the crowd, it is amazing to see the expressions on the faces of individuals as they realize that Jesus died for them, He loves them, and wants to be a part of their lives.

One young man in Africa ran through the market and stopped traffic, just so he could talk with our team. His words still ring loud and clear. "Today when I came to the market, I was lonely, hopeless, and very discouraged. As I stopped to listen to your drama and message, I became convicted that Jesus is the only way. Now, I have hope and a future. I know the love of Jesus, and today I am going home to my family and friends and I am going to tell all of them about the love of Christ and how He can change their life."

Now is a great time to decide to be On The Go for Jesus. With the holidays coming soon you will have ample time to share your desire and solicit prayer and support from friends and family. If you start now it will be easier to finance and get time off to go.

For more information on how you can be involved on one of our GoTeam Projects, call On The Go Ministries at 615-299-0222 or email us at info@onthego.org . We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Daily Payer Focus: Pray for workers to go out and work for Jesus on our short term GoTeam Projects. We still need hundreds of volunteers. Some are needed for one day events and some for several days.

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 December 16, 2018
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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ten More Days

Ten More Days by Keith Cook

"I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart." Psalms 40:8

There are ten more days till Christmas. Only ten more days to shop for that perfect gift for those you love. With so much time there are many who will still wait till the last minute to get their gifts.

Some of the reasons people wait till the last minute to get that special gift:

1. They are afraid if they get a gift early they will see a more perfect gift later and will not be able to get it.

2. They do not have any idea what to get and keep hoping that they will see the perfect gift before they simply get an adequate gift that is not really what the person would want.

3. They cannot afford the gift they really want to get so they put off shopping until the last minute hoping to find a way to get it.

4. The present they want to get is not available. They are sold out. In demand. Hard to find. They are hoping to find it somewhere.

5. They are too busy to go out shopping. They will get something soon.

6. They are not into getting gifts for others and will simply get what is available at the last minute if they decide to get someone something or if someone gets them something.

7. They keep putting it off till later because other things keep getting in the way. They have good intentions but the time keeps getting away from them.

In many ways there are many who put off looking into their spiritual lives the same way many avoid Christmas shopping.

1. They are afraid of giving in to God's will for their lives because there is so much time to do what God wants them to do. They want to live a little first. Then they will do it.

2. They are fearful that what they are thinking God is leading them to do is not what He really wants for them.

3. They think what God is asking them to do they cannot afford to do. It will cost them too much.

4. They keep looking for God's will but cannot understand what He is asking them to do. They simply miss Him because they want to understand the end result before they go on the journey of faith.

5. They are too busy with their own plans and dreams. They neglect Jesus and His call on their lives.

6. They do not think that God speaks to people today. They simply must do their best, be good, and not get caught doing anything bad. They will do something if they have to, but not now.

7. Many people want to follow Christ but they keep putting it off. They want to do His will but they are so busy and their lives are so cluttered they keep missing Him.

There are only ten days left till Christmas. Go shopping now and avoid the rush. Give in to having fun this Christmas.

The call of God and the perfect plan He has for your life is for an appointed time. Take that time. Do not put off following Christ. Do not neglect His will. It will be a great present to present to your Lord. Give Him the real gift He wants this Christmas, you doing His will!

Daily Prayer Focus: Courage to do God's will.

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 December 15, 2018
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Times A Comin'

Christmas Times A Comin' by Keith Cook

"For the grave cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee..." Isaiah 38:18

The holidays are a time of joy for many and dread for some. Some people actually dislike holidays because they remind them of failures and problems in their lives. Because of having to connect with inlaws and family for holidays there is great pressure on husbands and wives. There are explosions of divorce, separations, remarriages, and added pressure on the children in today's society. When you add the occasional tragedies that hit us all, as well as unreal gift expectations, the holidays can be very traumatic to many households.

What can we do as Christians to help?

1. Pray for wisdom for your own plans and activities.

2. Pray for others who are going through problems or have been hit with hard times during the past few years.

3. Watch for danger signs in individual's lives. Things like sad expressions, depression, crying, worry, frantic behavior, avoiding responsibilities, excessive spending, moodiness, and anger.

4. Be available to visit, talk, share, go out with, or even just shop with those in need.

5. Take time to take care of your shopping, travel plans, family arrangements, and needs as early as possible so you can be available to relax and have fun during the holidays.

With these five things in mind you can be well prepared to celebrate because, "Christmas Times A Comin'!"

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for those going through tough times. Ask God to give you insight to make the holidays fun and rewarding for all.

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 December 14, 2018
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Join In

Join In by Keith Cook

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock." Luke 6:48

In a report released by the National Study of Youth and Religion it was determined that Youth Group Involvement Develops Higher Self-esteem.

In the study they found that regular religious service attendance, the importance of faith and years spent in religious youth groups are clearly associated with high self-esteem and positive self-attitudes.

U.S. High school seniors who participated in youth groups for any number of years are significantly more likely to:

1. Feel good to be alive

2. Enjoy school

Those who do not attend religious services are more likely to not feel good to be alive and not to enjoy school.

12th graders who participated for at least six years in Christian youth groups are more likely to have:

1. Positive attitudes toward themselves

2. Feel that they have something to be proud of in life

Those who had never participated in youth groups usually have negative attitudes about themselves and do not have many areas of their lives to be proud of.

Most young people feel lost, lonely, and alone at school. Most schools are so big and seem unfriendly.

Retreats, Sunday School, Parties with Christian teens, Trips to fun places with Christian peers, and Youth Mission Projects all help youth build a sense of community.

Encourage your teens, or if you are a teen, get involved with your local youth group. If they or you join in now it will help now and in the future.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for teens all around your neighborhood that they can connect with other Christian youth and have a place to grow and express themselves.

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 December 13, 2018
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Have A Full Heart part 4 of 4

Have A Full Heart part 4 of 4 by Keith Cook

Here are some final thoughts on "Helps for Following Christ."

"The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe." John 1:7

You can grow as a Christian by doing the following things on a regular basis! While these four expressions of a full heart are vital they are not all God has for you to do. But they are a great foundation.

We have looked at the first three expression of a Full Heart: Prayer, Bible Study, and Fellowship. Today let us examine the final, Sharing Your Faith.

4. Sharing Your Faith - This is simply telling others what Jesus has done for you!

Sharing one's faith requires:

a. Trusting the Holy Spirit for Boldness.

"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

b. Being ready and prepared to share.

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15

c. Looking for God-given opportunities.

"And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19

d. Living a life that is consistent with the message you're sharing.

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:1,2

The good news is what Jesus has done for you and what He wants to do for the one you are sharing with. Share your faith in Christ so others can come to know Him.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for an opportunity to share your faith with someone today. Let the Holy Spirit guide you.

 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.

On The Go Daily Devotion for December 11, 2018
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Monday, December 10, 2018

Have A Full Heart part 3 of 4

Have A Full Heart part 3 of 4 by Keith Cook

Here are some "Helps for Following Christ".

"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:25

This week we have been studying How to Have A Full Heart. You can grow as a Christian by doing the following things on a regular basis! While these four expressions of a Full Heart are vital they are not all God has for you to do. But they are a great foundation.

We have looked at the first two expressions of a full heart, Prayer and Bible Study. Today let us examine the third, Fellowship.

3. Fellowship at a Local Church - When you become a Christian you also become a part of the "Body of Christ," which is called "the Church".

Faithfulness to a local church helps you:

a. Develop your spiritual gifts.

"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness." Romans 13:4-8

b. Worship and Praise the Lord.

"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." John 4:24

c. Learn what the Bible really teaches.

"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love." Ephesians 4:11-16

d. Be encouraged and helped by other believers.

"And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:24,25

Deciding to be faithful to a local church takes real commitment. In today's world of instant everything and "What is in it for me" philosophy, it is hard to see a church as an institution that actually needs you. But the local church does need you.

Do not neglect being with God's people on a regular basis. Many people get in trouble in life because they have no authorities in their lives and they have do not have a system of checks and balances. A local church, pastor, or prayer partner can help you make a real impact with your life and help you stay the course in representing Christ to the nations.

Yes there are many hypocrites at many churches but there are also many saints, Godly people who love God and are trying to follow His leading. Forgive those who have wronged you and go back to church. God will bless you as you bless Him in praise, worship, giving, sharing, and in growing at a local church.

Tomorrow we will look at the final area of a full heart, Sharing Your Faith!

Daily Prayer Focus: Take time to fellowship with another believer in Christ today. Take a few extra minutes to talk with, pray with, or study with another Christian. Why not call and encourage a Christian minister today. Let them know how much they mean to you, and pray for them specifically.

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 December 10, 2018
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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Have A Full Heart part 2 of 4

Have A Full Heart part 2 of 4 by Keith Cook

Here are some Helps for Following Christ

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

You can grow as a Christian by doing the following things on a regular basis! While these four expressions of a Full Heart are vital they are not all God has for you to do. But they are a great foundation.

Yesterday we looked at the first expression of a full heart, Prayer. Today let us examine the second, Bible Study.

2. Bible Study - There are many ways study the word of God.

Some have daily devotions, where they take a few minutes each day to look at a passage from the Bible and be inspired by it. They often read a comment or insight from a famous or scholarly Christian that reflects the meaning of the passage. You are reading one of On The Go's daily devotions today. These devotions are not designed to take the place of real Bible Study.

Many people study the Bible by going to Bible Study classes. Some of these are at church and many others are in homes or fun settings. There are men's study groups, women's, youth, athletes, businessmen, and on and on. I used to hold Bible studies for Rodeo Cowboys. It was so much fun. They even talked me into having a Christian Rodeo. Only problem was we could not find a Christian bull! Bible study groups help you stay focused and keep you involved for a longer period of time because there is accountability.

In my opinion, the best way to study the Bible is to get a good study Bible and set aside a time when you can spend 30 minutes to an hour to just read and reflect on what you are reading. This is so important. I suggest you track your reading with a simple notebook where you keep up with the date, passages read, personal observations and notes. Keep your reading plan simple but dig deep as you actually study. Do not be afraid of asking questions to pastors and Bible teachers that are based on what you are reading and studying. A good Bible commentary is also helpful BUT never read the commentary first. Always let God speak to you first. Let Him direct you to what He is saying to you before you see what He has said to others.

Studying the Word of God provides:

a. Wisdom to live the Christian life. (James 1:5)
b. A standard that is solid and secure. (Isaiah 40:8)

Let me encourage you to study God's word. It will give you wisdom beyond your normal capacity. You will gain insights you cannot find anywhere else.

Tomorrow we will look at the next area of a full heart, Fellowship!

Daily Prayer Focus: Take time to read your Bible today. Take a few extra minutes to dig deep into the word of God. Pray that God will give you divine insights into His Word.

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 December 9, 2018
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Have A Full Heart part 1 of 4

Have A Full Heart part 1 of 4 by Keith Cook

"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16

Here are some "Helps for Following Christ"

You can grow as a Christian by doing the following things on a regular basis! While these four expressions of a Full Heart are vital they are not all God has for you to do but they are a great foundation.

Today let's look at the first expression of a full heart.

1. It is prayer - Prayer is simply talking to God. 

In prayer you can tell God all your dreams, fears, hopes, and situations. He is eager and willing to listen. He already knows all you have faced and all that will come. He can handle your conversation. It will not be a surprise to Him.

In prayer you:

a. Confess your sins. Name them one by one. Get clean. Confess them. Get them out of your life.

b. Ask His blessings. Do not be ashamed to tell Him your heart's desire.

c. Praise Him and thank Him for His goodness. He is worthy of our praise. Talk with Him about how much you love Him and thank Him for all He does for you and mankind.

Tomorrow we will look at the next area of a full heart, Bible Study!

Daily Prayer Focus: Talk to God in prayer today. Take a few extra minutes and confess, ask, and praise Him.

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 Devotional for December 8, 2018
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Trail Of Good Or Bad

Trail Of Good Or Bad by Keith Cook

"Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not so to be." James 3:10

"Blessed is he who devotes his life to great and noble ends, and who forms his well-considered plans with deliberate wisdom." Saint Augustine

Recently a former Russian spy died from radiation poisoning. His killers left a trail of radiation all over London. This trail of radiation went to over twelve different locations varying from the places they ate, the places they stayed, and even several airplanes they traveled on. The authorities are actually traveling down a path of death and destruction based on radiation levels. It has been reported that the murderers may have contaminated 33,000 people.

As a Christian, we leave a trail behind us as well. The trail should lead people to Christ. Our path should be strait and true, void of needless detours into selfish and worldly affairs.

Wherever we go we are to leave behind blessings, not curses, life, not death. You can leave behind blessings by speaking kindly to all you meet. You can also speak encouragement and faith into people's lives. Your actual words can bring hope or douse faith. There is power in our words.What are you leaving behind you? Are you spewing poison, or showering blessings? The choice is yours.

Here are some simple things for you to focus on today:

1. Commit to spreading the Good news.

2. Devote your life to service to the King of Kings.

3. Plan on demonstrating your faith and commitment to Christ in every area of our life.

4. Expect God to lead you and provide for you as you serve Him. Make great plans, dream great dreams, and do great deeds for Jesus.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will be a blessing to each of those you come in contact with today. Pray that your life will portray Christ, and shower others with life, joy, and encouragement.

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 December 5, 2018
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Friendship Goals

Friendship Goals by Keith Cook

"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24

Today let your goal be to make some new friends for Christ's sake. In making friends and helping them come to Christ you may want to consider some things you may want to do. It is really quite simple.

You need to Stop - Stop what you are doing and take time to make a friend and actually try to see their personal needs.

You need to Look - Look for open doors to share your faith with them in a natural and relaxed way. Never force the issue of your faith.

You need to Listen - Listen to the Holy Spirit and listen to what you hear your new friend saying about their life, dreams, goals, and situations.

With these three things in mind you can make friends not just here but for eternity.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will allow you to make friends for Jesus today.

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 December 4, 2018
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Monday, December 3, 2018

Mom's Example

Mom's Example by Joan Cook

"Thy word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against thee" Psalms 119:11

I love to memorize scripture! Unfortunately, I haven't memorized very much at all. Quite a few years ago, when my son, Keith Jr. was about eight years old, I remember trying to memorize Ephesians 6 where it talks about the armor of God. I would quote these verses over and over trying to remember them. During the week, Keith and I were at a camp speaking to young people, and during the invitation, I remember a teenage boy coming to the altar. As I moved forward to counsel with him, he told me of the difficulty he had been having saying no to peer pressure.

Before I could say a word, my eight year old son had slipped in the middle of our conversation and now had his hand on the teenager's back. He quickly said, "You have to put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. our struggle is not against flesh and blood." I was amazed! Keith Jr. had been listening to me and had learned the scripture by hearing me quote it over and over again.

Our children want to be like Mom and Dad. They listen to everything we say and watch everything we do. What kind of an example are you setting for your children? No matter if they are eight or eighteen...they are watching you!  As they watch you, point the way to Jesus so they can see their heavenly Father!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that today you might be a godly example to your family, your peers, and everyone you encounter.

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 December 3, 2018
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

How To Help Children Grow Up Healthy

How To Help Children Grow Up Healthy by Keith Cook

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

This is the exact formula of what youth and children need from adults!

If you are around teens and children you have a responsibility to serve as a mentor to them. You can be used by Jesus to help lead them as they grow up. Some of your leading and mentoring will be done by example and some by direct teachable moments.

These teachable moments come when God provides for them. They often sound like this: "Dad, why does...", "Mom, did you ever...", "Keith, does God really say that...is bad", "I have this friend who...".

Children and teens need the following:

1. Acceptance - They need to know that you accept them and think they are worth the effort.

2. Discipline - They need to know that you expect them to live by God's standard and your rules.

3. Independence - They need to know that you will allow them to be unique and that you trust them to God.

4. Love - They need to know that you love them even if you do not agree with them or they have done things that are wrong.

5. Expression - They need to know that you will let them share and join in the process of ministry.

When a teen or child expresses concerns or solutions to problems it is imperative to:

1. Listen to what they are saying. Really listen.

2. State what we think they are saying back to them. This will help especially in this day and age when youth give new meanings to common words.

3. Make sure you really value what they have said.

4. If you can, use what they have said to help in real situations and give them credit for helping solve them.

5. Say "thank you",  "I was wrong",  "You were right",  and "I am sorry" as often as possible.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you can help those who are looking at you for wisdom and direction.

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 December 2, 2018
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How to Give Away Gospel Material

How to Give Away Gospel Material by Keith Cook

"That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee a man on the throne of Israel." 1 Kings 2:4

One very effective way of "going into all the world," is to use gospel tracts, booklets, Bible portions, and leaflets to present a clear message to individuals.

You have been shown an open door; walk out into a needy world and share. You can make a difference, one person at a time. It will be very exciting and very rewarding. You will meet interesting people with wild and challenging questions. This type of ministry will drive you to your knees and force you to search the scriptures yourself. Here are some important things to remember when distributing Gospel material.

1. Make sure the literature you are passing out is good, quality material that communicates your message. Some free literature is nothing but hate booklets and are very negative in nature. Be careful about what you pass out.

2. Do not force anyone to take the material.

3. Do not accept any money for the material.

4. Smile and say: "Would you like a free booklet?" "If you have a minute I have something free that I would like to give you." "When you have time would you mind looking over this free booklet?"

5. Don't be offended or upset if people refuse or throw the material away.

6. Remember to battle the Devil and not people! Pray, Pray, Pray.

7. Have fun and be happy. People like individuals who are not threatening and who do not scare them.

If you would like information on good Gospel materials that we recommend for giving away in the USA or in countries overseas please contact us at On The Go. God bless you as you share the Gospel.

Daily Prayer Focus: Actually pass out a Gospel booklet to someone today. Be bold. Do it today.

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 December 1, 2018
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Friday, November 30, 2018

Just Calm Down

Just Calm Down by Keith Cook

"And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?"  Mark 4:39, 40

If you want Jesus to use you I would like to give you a simple way to relax and let God take control. The Lord will guide you if you just calm down.

Some simple ways to calm down are to:

1. Clear Your Mind - Clear. Take your mind off outside distractions. Focus on the task at hand

2. Make Your Heart Available - Available.  Let the Holy Spirit have your heart.  Be available to His leading all throughout the day.

3. Have A Loving Spirit - Loving. Let the Love of Jesus control you. Allow Him to pour out His love on the world.

4. Maintain A Ministering Mindset - Ministering.  Look for opportunities to minister all day long.  Don't say "Should I minister" but "How can I minister."

Calm down and minister for Jesus today. It will do you good.

Daily prayer focus: Relax today and seek God's doors of service.

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.

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 November 30, 2018
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

When God Comes Through

When God Comes Through by Keith Cook

"When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad." Psalms 126:1-3

Have you ever needed a miracle? Have you ever wished upon a star or longed for the fortune in a fortune cookie to be true? Do you often find yourself daydreaming about some grand vision or dream you have for doing good? If this sounds familiar then do I have good news for you! God's word speaks to these kinds of situations.

Like A Dream

When God comes through for you it will not be a deliverance of chance or luck but a well organized and divinely directed plan for your success and His glory. The Bible says that when God comes through it will be like a dream. It will seem too good to be true. When God sends His deliverance you will personally feel such a great mental and emotional release. Wouldn't you like to have this happen today? It could, and one day it will!

Mouth Laughs

When God comes through for you your mouth will also laugh. In your spirit you will laugh. Joy will reside in your total being and will manifest itself through your mouth. Why not practice using your mouth to spread joy right now. Practice for when He comes through. It is so much better to be praising Him and to be joyous than "woeing" about your troubles and sad in your spirit. Go ahead and laugh. It is not presumption to laugh!

Tongue Shouts

You also will shout with your tongue, according to the scriptures, when God comes through for you. When you see the mighty hand of God working to deliver you it will cause you to shout. This is an uncontrolled expression of energy, passion, and courage. You will shout and your shouts will cause the demons to tremble because they have heard shouts of victory before and they know that these shouts from believers spell defeat and ruin for them.

Blessings Noticed

When God delivers you the world will also take notice. The blessings of God are really noticed by the world. The worldly and those who just simply live in the world will know and talk about what they see going on in your life. They also will naturally know that it is God's favor and not chance that has given you victory. When God comes down even carnal pagans recognize the divine.

Know It Is God Who Blessed

When the Lord really delivers you from whatever has been holding you down it is important for you to understand in your heart that it was and is God who is delivering you. Do not depend on chance, luck, pity, or self. When He blesses you know in your heart that your Father in Heaven has come through for you.

Daily Prayer: Talk with God concerning areas of your life where you need a miracle. Believe Him for your release and deliverance.

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 November 29, 2018
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Stand In The Gap Part 3

Stand In The Gap Part 3 by Keith Cook

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"  2 Corinthians 10:3-5

God is Searching For Someone To Build On The Wall

God is Searching For Someone To Stand in the Gap

God is Searching For Someone To Provide Godly Strongholds

Today let's look at the Battle Plan For Godly Strongholds - 2 Corinthians 10:3-7

1. War and fight in the Spirit not the flesh. (verse 3)

a. Take thoughts captive - Let the Spirit control your mind.

b. Pull down strongholds - Let the Spirit guard your heart and emotions.

c. Cast down imaginations - Let the Spirit guard your actions, seen and unseen.

2. Make sure you use your spiritual weapons. (verse 4)

a. Prayer

b. Fasting

c. Spiritual Gifts

d. The Word of God

e. Exercising your Faith

3. Look through spiritual eyes at the results and progress. Do not trust outward and emotional signs of success and progress. (verse 7)

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for wisdom in going after strongholds in your life. Ask God for a plan of action.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's GoCamp ministry that trains believers all over the world how to share their faith.

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 November 27, 2018
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Less Of Me and More of Him

Less Of Me and More of Him by Joan Cook

"Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Daily I am reminded that I am not perfect. I say and do things that are not pleasing to God or to man. I don't mind so much not pleasing man, but the thought of not pleasing God really bothers me, and it should. You see, more often than I'd care to admit, my mouth jumps ahead before I think. I react to situations and people in a way that is not characteristic of how a follower of Jesus Christ should act. I intentionally and unintentionally respond in a way I am not proud of.

Why do I do this? Well, I continue to ask myself that question. When you know a better way, why do you choose to do the wrong thing? After a lengthy discussion with my husband recently, I was once again reminded that life is not all about me! It's so very nice to know that my husband treats me like it is, but I know better. Every time I mess up, I make a conscious decision to go against what I've learned in God's word. I choose to decide on my own what is best! What the best words are, what the best reaction is, what the best decision is. Now, as a Christian I am supposed to have the mind of Christ, so... what I say, do, and how I react should be like Christ. Unfortunately it doesn't always work that way. At least not in my life. Because unfortunately, I don't always listen to that still, small voice of God and obey what He's telling me to do, but think Joan's way is better. And sometimes it does "feel" better to do things my way! Ha, I'm old enough now to know that you certainly can't count on your "feelings" to guide you the right way!

Anyway, I said all that to say that as a follower of Christ who knows there is a much bigger agenda than I can even comprehend, I must be aware of how my words, my looks, my actions and my reactions affect people for eternity! It doesn't matter if I am so right about something, but say it in a way that turns everyone off from listening to the truth I am telling. Just me being right doesn't help anyone if I can't convey that truth in a way that they can relate to and understand.

My prayer today is that I will strive to become like the one who convinced others to believe in Him, not by just His words but by His Life! I want to be more like Jesus!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will mold you and fashion you to be more like Jesus!

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 November 28, 2018
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Monday, November 26, 2018

Stand In The Gap Part 2

Stand In The Gap Part 2 by Keith Cook

"But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me." Ezekiel 33:6, 7

God is Searching For Someone To Build On The Wall
God is Searching For Someone To Stand in the Gap
God is Searching For Someone To Provide Godly Strongholds

Today let's look at Standing in the Gap

To Stand in the Gap means:

1. Pulling together God's provision for Man's needs.

We are to bring the love of God and God's provisions to bear on all the needs we find. The Christian should take this challenge seriously. God is able. God is always present but God chooses to work out His plan through His called and chosen ones. That is you and me. Let's get to work!

2. Aggressively Fighting for God's agenda.

Today is not a time to sit by and let the cultural elite rule the day. Christians should actively be engaged in every area of society. We need to be salt and light to our peers and in our communities. We often get what we deserve when we do not voice our opinions or register our complaints and solutions. Bring Jesus up in your everyday conversations. Take Biblical solutions to the marketplace and into the halls of government.

Decide today to stand in the gap!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you to stand in the gap for your children, friends, culture, country, and faith.

On The Go Prayer Focus: All the Ministry Partners, Missions, Missionaries that On The Go ministers with. It takes team work to make the dream of reaching the world a reality.

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 November 26, 2018
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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Stand In The Gap Part 1

Stand In The Gap Part 1 by Keith Cook

"And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Ezekiel 22:30

God is Searching for a Man. In these three passages it says that God is looking for a man or woman to do three very important things for Him.

1. God is Searching For Someone To Build On The Wall

2. God is Searching For Someone To Stand in the Gap

3. God is Searching For Someone To Provide Godly Strongholds

To Build On The Wall has three main expressions: past, present, and future.

To Hold The Wall is the Present Need. God wants us to build our faith to hold onto what God has given us to work with today.

To Preserve The Wall is dealing with the Past. God wants us to learn from the past and use the lessons we have learned both good and bad.

To Build Up The Wall is focusing on the Future. God wants us to build up Godly strongholds to ensure that we have productive future ministries.

Take your place on God's wall of service. Build on the wall God has given you. Jesus will be with you.

Daily prayer focus: Pray that God will lead and guide you so that you can faithfully build the wall God has given you!

On The Go Prayer Focus: The Finances of Team as they boldly go out for Jesus Christ. Pray that all their needs will be met at home and for the projects they are working on.

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 November 25, 2018
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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Cover The Globe

Cover The Globe by Keith Cook

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

As Christians we need to Cover the Globe.

How can we do this?

1. In Prayer - In Prayer we must climb to new heights and take our battle not just to the earth but into the heavenly places. We can win this battle in advance and on our knees.

2. In Scope - In Scope we need vision to reach every inhabited part of the earth. Our task is not done until we reach each one with the Good News.

3. In Love - In Love we must go to every people and ethnic group. Taking Christ into hard to reach and difficult areas proves we care and are not content to just sit around and wait for Jesus to come and get us out of here. In love and kindness we can bless all those that we come in contact with.

4. In Wisdom - In Wisdom we also must reach into urban and inner city areas. The wise and prudent thing to do is not to just focus on the rural and pocket areas where we have open doors now. We must attack our lack. We need to go to the cities and confront the needs and opportunities that are there. They may be massive but if we "multiply" our efforts by networking with other local churches and ministries we can affect change anywhere!

5. In Courage - In Courage and with faith we must go to the Resistant Belt (10/40 Window). Right now in our culture's history it would be easy to forget and say "what's the use" to reaching into "hostile" areas of our world. But Jesus came into our world to redeem it. We are sent out to the entire world. We must go and represent our Jesus around the world.

Start to cover the globe today, be a global Christian!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will continue to open your eyes through prayer, scope, love, and wisdom.

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 November 24, 2018
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

THANKS-LIVING part 2 of 2

THANKS-LIVING part 2 of 2 by Keith Cook

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus"  Philippians 2:5

Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with your friends and family. God is with you. If you missed part one of this devotion on Thanks-living go to our web site www.onthego.org for a full copy.

12. THANK GOD FOR USING YOU IN EVERY PLACE AND EVERY WAY

"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place." 2 Corinthians 2:14

God wants to use you to help people around you. He will give you knowledge and wisdom. Ask Him for divine wisdom and provision. God can use you in the office, at school, at home, in ways way beyond your human capacity. Thank Him for this honor.

13. THANK GOD FOR GOOD FRIENDS WHO SHOW THEY CARE

"But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you." 2 Corinthians 8:16

God has blessed you with friends and family who encourage and inspire you to live for God and excel in life. Thank God for each of them. Do not be afraid of sharing with others. It will help you expand your ministry and service to God.
People working together get more done than those going through situations alone.

14. THANK GOD FOR HIS DIVINE GIFT

"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."  2 Corinthians 9:15

The gift you have been given is inexpressible. Words cannot describe this gift or its importance to you. When Jesus came and paid the penalty for your sin on the cross you were given the capacity to receive this ultimate gift. Thank God for this gift of life in Jesus.

15. THANK GOD FOR THOSE DOING GOOD

"For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;" 1 Thessalonians 3:9

Thank God for all the Missionaries and Ministries that are working for the Kingdom around the globe. They deserve your praise and thanks. Thank God and think of them often. You can join them in service. You can support their service by volunteering or by giving to their needs. Thank the Lord for these Saints.

16. THANK GOD IN ALL THINGS

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Many things in life are not fair. The Bible says it rains on the just and the unjust. It is hard to thank God in the middle of pain and tragedy but it helps heal us and get us through the situation. Thank God for His love and comfort. Thank Him for knowing how to get you through all that you are going through.

17. THANK GOD FOR GIVING US AN INHERITANCE

"Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:" Colossians 1:12

Heaven is awaiting all who know Christ. You can thank Him for all He has for you in Heaven. Jesus has gone to prepare a place for you. This place is not like any in this world. In Heaven you will have no pain, no sorrow. There will be no more problems to solve. There will be no more bills to pay. Thank God for this inheritance that Jesus provided for you.

18. THANK GOD YOU CAN WORK FOR HIM

"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." Colossians 3:17

There is great joy in being able to work and live up to all the potential God has for you. He has a plan for you and wants your life to be productive. There is no way to lose in life if Jesus is your way, your truth, and life.

19. THANK GOD CHRISTIANS ARE ALL BOUND TOGETHER IN ONE BIG FAMILY

"But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:" 2 Thessalonians 2:13

God has given many unique and special manifestations of His church in this world. Do not be afraid to thank him for your friends in other Christian churches and ministries. All who call on Christ are in the same family. You do not have to give up your uniqueness in order to appreciate their value to Christ's cause. Thank God for the family.

20. THANK GOD FOR THE HONOR OF PRAYING FOR ALL MEN

"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;" 1 Timothy 2:1

God wants you to pray for those in authority over you as well as those who do not call on the name of Jesus. The Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, Mormons, Spiritists, New Agers, Atheists. He wants you to pray for their needs, appreciate them, honor them and seek to win them. This is a great honor. Thank Him for entrusting you with this worthy call to pray.

Of course you are to especially pray for believers. Pray for their needs. Pray for them to have confidence to do what God is calling them to do.

21. THANK GOD NOT JUST ON THANKSGIVING or SUNDAYS

"By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name." Hebrews 13:15

Thanks-living is a 365-day a year job of every Christian. Everyone should be thankful to God for all He does for them and show their thankfulness everyday.

22. THANK GOD FOREVER

"Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned." Revelation 11:17

One day you will live forever in Heaven. You will join the angels is praising God for eternity. Why not practice being in Heaven today by thanking God for all He has done for you.

Daily Prayer Focus: Thank God for all He has given you 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 November 22, 2018
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

THANKS-LIVING part 1 of 2

THANKS-LIVING part 1 of 2 by Keith Cook

For the next two days I want to lead you in a time of thanks to God. Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with your friends and family. God is with you.

1. THANK GOD BY GIVING HIM CREDIT FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE

"Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people." 1 Chronicles 16:8

Pride leads to claiming credit for things we have not done or earned. Let Jesus have the glory in all that He has done for you. He has given life, health, security, provisions, and peace.

2. THANK GOD IN SONG

"And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid." Ezra 3:11

A cheerful heart is a blessing. Downcast and bitter lives bring defeat and sorrow. Praise and honor your Christ by your words, expressions, and even with a joyful song.

3. THANK GOD IN THE MARKETPLACE

"Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name." Psalms 18:49,  2 Samuel 22:50

Give Him credit for success and favor. The unbeliever or even the backslider that you work with needs to be reminded that God gives and God takes away. They need your positive expression of your faith and your constant admission and reminder that Jesus is directing your life. You are the best advertisement that most of your peers will ever see for a real Christian. Reflect all of Him.

4. THANK GOD UNTIL THE END

"To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever." Psalms 30:12

Never stop thanking God. Thank Him all through your life. Not just when you are young or when you are in success. Thank Him in every way, every day.

5. THANK GOD BY CELEBRATING COMMUNITY WITH OTHER BELIEVERS

"I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people." Psalms 35:18

Going to church and to Christian events helps you grow in Christ. You also help the faithful by your presence. You may inspire many people, both young and old. Do not give in to the temptation to go it alone. We are called to work and worship with others. It honors God when we do.

6. THANK GOD BY SHARING WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YOU

"O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people." Psalms 105:1

Make sure you ask God for the desires and needs of your life. Do not be afraid to talk with God about every area of your life. Let Him in on the small things. Do not be afraid of letting others know how kind and good following Jesus really is. God wants to work on your behalf.

7. THANK GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS AND MERCY

"Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalms 106:1

God's hand of mercy is on us all the days of our lives. Thank Him for sparing you from danger and directing your steps. He has been good to you. Do not forget all that He does for you. The air you breathe, the family you have, the skills you have been given are all from God.

8. THANK GOD FROM HOLINESS

"Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence." Psalms 140:13

In order to really thank God you have to be living for Him in your public and private life. Live Holy and you will have much to thank God for. Live for self and in sin and you will forfeit most of your benefits in Christ.

9. THANK HIM EVEN WHEN IT MAY COST YOU

"Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime." Daniel 6:10

There are going to be times when your desire to serve and praise God will cost you. Even if serving God is politically or socially incorrect the command has been given to thank Him. Daniel knew the secret of thanking God in the midst of hard situations. He did not stop praising God even though the law said it was illegal.

10. THANK HIM WHEN YOU NEED A MIRACLE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND

"And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude." Matthew 15:36

When you need God to come through for you make sure you look for the things He has given you. God often makes you be a part of the answer to your prayer. Your joy and thankfulness will be great when God allows you to see His mighty hand work through you.

11. THANK GOD FOR HIS VICTORY IN JESUS

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

When you and Jesus show up in a situation you win. God will lead you in the victory you need over every situation. Thank Him for victory over sins, habits, situations, and needs. God has won, in Christ, a mighty victory. Positive thinking nor material prosperity have anything to do with victory. Victory comes from living in His victory all the time.

Daily Prayer Focus: Thank God for all He has given you today.

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 Devotion for November 21, 2018
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday by Keith Cook

Today is my wife's birthday. Joan is supposed to get gifts today. They are supposed to tell her and express how much people love and appreciate her. While they will make her day more exciting because she loves receiving funny and unique gifts they will in no way actually reflect her friends real love for her.

While Joan is supposed to be the one receiving gifts on her birthday she really is the greatest gift of November 20 because she keeps on giving and giving of herself to all she meets. She constantly tries to brighten up everyone's day and their lives. She never meets a stranger and is happy to be the first one to share a funny story.

When God allowed Joan to be born on earth He must have known how much her kind of joy and mischief would be needed in the circles He would have her living in. As her husband I could not think of a more unique and fun person to grow old with. Happy Birthday My Love.

In 1850 Fanny Crosby was converted on the day we celebrate Joan's birthday. While she was not born during Fanny's time of ministry she does share her zeal and passion for ministry. She said her conversion "plants a star in her heart that no cloud ever eclipses." Joan is a shinning star that decorates all her friends' lives. She is a reflection of Jesus.

Before you go about your day I am sure you could think of several special people who are in your life. Why not give them a gift of yourself today. Call them or write them and tell them that you are giving them an early birthday present that you hope reflects the joy they give you. Tell them how much they mean to you and how much they make your life complete.

Happy Birthday Joan Cook

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for zeal and joy to serve the Lord wherever you are planted. Also Pray for Joan, she is worthy of your prayers.

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 November 20, 2018
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Monday, November 19, 2018

How To Be A Servant

How To Be A Servant by Keith Cook

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus" Philippians 2:5

Yesterday we looked at how not to be a servant and today we are going to look at how to be a servant. If you look at the seven words that represent how not to serve Christ and just do the opposite you will be well on your way to being a servant God can use. Pride, credit, comparison, covet, neglect, avoidance, and casual are all words that represent the bad features of servantless lives. The path to service includes all of the following:

1. Humbleness - Pride does keep us from serving God and others but being humble gets us in a position of being used by God to do great things.

2. Teamwork - While wanting credit neutralizes our effectiveness in serving others, serving with a spirit of teamwork helps everyone get their mission done.

3. Complementing - Looking at others and how they serve or work slows and limits our own service, but complementing and noticing the good that others do and allowing that to motivate us to greatness helps God use us to our maximum potential.

4. Promoting - Coveting others positions or titles hurts our servanthood but promoting others and helping them succeed is the ultimate picture of a servant leader.

5. Professionalism - Being professional and getting right to a task helps us not serve others too slow and cause undue pain and suffering.

6. Acceptance - Not doing God's will produces godless results but accepting the Lord's path of servanthood spirit filled results.

7. Commitment - Not putting forth your best effort is not pleasing to God and actually hurts the image of Christ in our society but a totally committed Christian doing the work of Christ always makes an impact in a neighborhood.

While our service is a God thing it is clothed in flesh and bones. You are the only Jesus some people will ever see.

Daily prayer focus: Serve Jesus now! There are people around you who are counting on your service.

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.

Daily Devotion for November 19, 2018
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Sunday, November 18, 2018

How Not To Be A Servant

How Not To Be A Servant by Keith Cook

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." Philippians 2:3

In our modern world of self-promotion and self-centered actions it is hard to find many servants. If you asked most children what they want to be when they grow up they probably would not say a servant. But if you examine their list of job choices you would see a desire to do service type jobs such as a doctor, teacher, policeman, fireman, soldier, president, and missionary. All these jobs relate to serving others. If children are prone to want to serve, then why is it so hard to actually grow up and serve your fellow man. The answer might just lie in the fact that most servants do not make very much money or it cost too much money to get in a position of service.

A more down to earth application of servanthood can actually be applied to each of our lives no matter what our occupation. But before we can be a servant to others we have to get over some real hurdles in our emotional life that hinder our servanthood. Several of these are:

1. Pride - Pride keeps us from serving God and others.

2. Credit - Wanting credit neutralizes our effectiveness in serving others.

3. Comparison - Looking at others' and how they serve or work slows and limits our own service.

4. Covet - Wanting to do others tasks hurts the service we are called to do.

5. Neglect - Serving others too slow causes undue pain and suffering.

6. Avoidance - Not doing God's will produces godless results.

7. Casual - "Sloppy agape" or not putting forth your best effort is not pleasing to God and actually hurts the image of Christ in our society.

Daily prayer focus: Pray that you will rise to the level of a servant each day this week. Serve others and thus serve Christ.

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 November 18, 2018
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