Monday, August 13, 2018

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, 2018
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

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: Keith Cook and David Brandon will be ministering in Montana and Nevada meeting with pastors, church leaders, and community leaders in preparation for our GoWest Festival and GoTeam. Pray for Divine Appointments and Open Doors as they hold strategic planning meetings onsite.

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, 2018
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

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. Continue to pray for Keith and David as they plan local outreaches in Western USA.

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, 2018
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Friday, August 10, 2018

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. Keith and David are ministering with our GoWest Team this week. Pray that God will bless them as they meet with local pastors and strategically plan for upcoming GoKids Clubs and Festivals.

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, 2018
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

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)

News Event:  GoWest GoTeam August 9-15, 2018. Pray for Keith Cook and David Brandon as they minister in Montana and Nevada. They will be meeting with local leaders and pastors as they strategically plan for upcoming On The Go Festivals and Projects.

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: Keith and David will be ministering with our GoWest Team August 9-15. Pray for travel mercies by air and car, physical strength and endurance for the team, "Divine Appointments," opportunities to minister, decisions for Christ, and God's will to be done.

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, 2018
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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, 2018
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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.

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On The Go Daily Devotion for August 07, 2018
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Intercessory Prayer

Intercessory Prayer 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, 2018
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Saturday, August 4, 2018

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, 2018
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Friday, August 3, 2018

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, 2018
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

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, 2018
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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, 2018
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

THE TWO W's

THE TWO W's by Matt Kearney

We are created to WORSHIP

"My mouth will praise the LORD. Let all who live praise his holy name forever!" Psalms 145:21

"And there will no longer be any curse, and the throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city. His servants will worship him, and they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Night will be no more, and they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever." Revelation 22:3-5

Our eternal purpose is to worship God now and forever more!

We are here to WITNESS

But the only reason why you're still alive and not in Heaven is because you have a mission here on earth:  to be a WITNESS for the saving love of Jesus Christ! Christ hasn't come back and you're not dead because there's still a Great Commission that needs completing and it is His will that You be apart of it!

There will come a day when the entire family of will have the party of all parties praising and worshipping God...but not yet!

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

We were created to worship God now and forever. We were born on earth to be His witnesses for the Good News. Love, which is Spirit of God following thru us, is what allows us to do these things! Love God and love others!

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 July 31, 2018
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Monday, July 30, 2018

Not Over Stuff

Not Over Stuff by Keith Cook Sr.

"Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!" Philippians 4:4

Recently my wife and I were hit with several financial and personal setbacks in a row. And to make matters worse - right in the middle of severe pain and need - our car, while I was on a mission trip, threw a rod and the motor was completely ruined. The mechanic said the car was essentially totaled.

We were dumbfounded as to what was going on and why God had seemed to abandon us. We were in the work of the Lord, striving to follow the Master but the bottom was falling out from under us.

Right in the middle of our greatest pain God took me to His Word - words that I had stored in my heart - and out from my lips came, "We must rejoice in the Lord always!" The words were a hard pill to swallow. Both Joan and I wanted to scream, snarl, and break something but what came out of my mouth and into our lives was to rejoice and praise our Lord. After a time of prayer, Joan went on her way.

Within a short time I received a phone call from her and she told me that God had shown her that it is His will that we not stress out and worry over Stuff. She said "I am not going to get sad or mad over Stuff."

We have so much, each of us, to praise God for. We have our faith. We have our family. We have our fellow believers and friends.  God has seeded into each of our lives an abundance of treasures and bounty to live off of when things get tough or lean.

You can ponder and be concerned over many things but God does not want us to panic over the troubles of life.  He wants us to see our blessings and rejoice in Him. When we do - we soon will see the deliverance of the Lord and the victory and rewards that come from obeying and following Him.

Daily Prayer Focus: Praise God for His Blessings and choose to Rejoice in Him.

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 July 30, 2018
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Your Personal SHARE Tools

Your Personal SHARE Tools by Keith Cook

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:19-21

God has given each of us personal share tools through which we can share our faith in Jesus Christ. Today, lets look at some of these tools and how we can best utilize them to further the Kingdom of God.

A.  Your Body - Our bodies are the temple of the Lord. We have been designed by God to use our bodies in service to the Lord. With our lips we praise Him. Our mouths are used to speak for Him. Our eyes are used to look at the needs around us as well as to examine the scriptures. Our hands are used to reach out for Him, and our feet are to be used to go for Him.

B.  The Bible - God gave us His Word to bless us and to lead us in all the ways we are to go. In the Bible we learn how to live, work, witness, and experience God.     

C.  Prayer - In prayer we can move the hand of God to the needs of man. God has given us the gift of prayer to allow us to speak to Him and to hear from Him.         

D.  Spiritual  Gifts - To each has been given spiritual gifts to glorify God in their bodies. Seek out the Lord to discover your primary ministry gift and serve Him with all your heart. All gifts are given to bless the needy and win converts to our Lord.

E.  God Given Talents - God has equipped each believer with wonderful talents that can be used to bring honor to Christ. Some have great voices to sing and proclaim His name. Some have organization skills and administrative tendencies to plan and direct great projects. Many have compassion and artistic expressions that God can use. Use every gift you have in service to the King of Kings.

F.  The Spirit of God - Once someone comes to Christ they have all the Power of the Holy Spirit to minister in fullness and truth. You are not left alone to minister for Christ. You have a guide, comforter, and counselor. Allow the Spirit to move you to service.

G.  Your Life - Every area of your life has been given to you to be used of God. Be a good steward of all you have been given. One day you should desire to hear the Lord say, "Well done my good and faithful steward."

Use each of these personal share tools to honor and serve the Lord each day.

Daily Prayer Focus: Praise God for the opportunity to serve Him today. Pray that you will glorify God by your Body, Bible, Prayer, Spiritual Gifts, and your Life and use them today for His Service.

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 July 29, 2018
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Rain Forest

Rain Forest by Joan Cook

"Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig-tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.'" Matthew 21:21

Several years ago on a mission project to Costa Rica, our team had the opportunity to go into the rain forest. We boarded a six person aerial tram that was to take us two miles into the rain forest and then turn and come two miles back out. How excited we all were to see the beautiful plants, flowers, wildlife, and beauty of the rain forest. We even saw Toucans! Our tram climbed to the top of the rain forest so we could have an overview of the beauty!

We had traveled about a mile and a half when it began to storm! It was thundering and lightning so badly we were afraid it would strike the tram. About that time, Kaboom! Our tram came to a stop one hundred feet above the ground! We waited for the rain to subside for our tram to begin again, but when the rain ended, our tram remained still! For three hours we were stuck waiting for the problem to be fixed.

Our tour guide informed us that help was on the way, but we would have to rappel out of the cable car one hundred feet to the ground! My son, who was 21 at the time, threw his hands in the air, and said with excitement, "I can't believe I'm in the rain forest in Costa Rica, stuck in a cable car, 100 feet up in the air and I get to rappel"! At the same time, the response of a 40 year old woman (myself), was, "I can't believe I'm in the rain forest in Costa Rica, stuck in a cable car, 100 feet up in the air and I have to rappel!" Needless to say, we all made it to the ground and out of the rain forest safely!

Isn't that just like our response to God sometimes? "God, you've brought me this far and I know you're taking care of me, but you want me to do what? You want me to just jump out of my comfort zone and let you do the rest? God, do you know how hard, how scary, how uncomfortable that is for me?" God would rather us have the attitude my son had of excitement and anticipation of what He wants to do in and through us!

The Lord knows what our potential is in Him and He also knows our limitations! God is telling us to break out of our comfort zone and step out in faith knowing He will be there to catch us! Take that first leap of faith; He'll do the rest!

Daily Prayer Focus: Lord, thank you that you are always there for me when it is time to step out of my comfort zone.

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 July 28, 2018
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Am I Going To Please God or Man

Am I Going To Please God or Man by Carey Smith

"O the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. Then these men said, 'We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.'" Daniel 6:4-5

Do you wonder how others see you? Are you afraid they judge you as unwise or inconsiderate? Do you make every effort in the world to make people like you? Many of us are so concerned about what other people think, especially when it involves what they think about us.

God is concerned with how others view you. There is a specific thing God wants others to see when they look at you. In 1 Peter 3:15-16, it says, "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander."

Do you see the key words in here? They are "In Christ."

God wants others to see the glory of His Son in us. When the administrators tried to find something against Daniel, they could find nothing. Even they admitted the only thing they could do was order a law that would make Daniel choose between God and man, and they knew Daniel would choose God. But just as in Daniel's case, it is guaranteed that if you live your life as God desires, some will not like you, in fact, they will hate you.

So when we concern ourselves about how others see us, we need to ask ourselves, am I going to please God or man?

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will maintain your focus as a Christian. Pray that your primary concern today will be to please and honor God in all that you say and do.

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 July 27, 2018
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Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Next Step!

The Next Step! - By Keith Cook

"Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given us let each exercise them accordingly." Romans 12:6

Have you ever been on a mission project for God or been a part of a unique outreach event? Do you remember the, "What do I do now?" feeling, after the event was over?

I want to ask you to think about what God may be calling you to do long term as a result of your past mission projects or similar services for God.

What has God shown you about yourself as you have ministered?

What has God shown you about your ministry skills and calling?

Where is God leading you to minister next?

Let me offer a few suggestions.

1. God wants you to minister to your family by sharing with them all that you can remember about your ministry experiences. Begin to think of stories and fun things that God did or people you met that impressed you. You can also minister to them by showing them your life and example of how much God has focused you and how He has worked in your life.

2. God wants you to minister to your home church. You owe it to your friends and fellow Christians back home to come back fired up and full of new ideas and commitment for the work of God. Help start a fire in your local church. At least two people should catch your fire and pass on your legacy of service for God.

3. God wants you to minister for life. Once you have caught the mission and evangelism bug you can never be cured. You will always know that your life can make a difference if you are "on the go!"

As you go out for God remember these three things and God will take you to the next step for you in Christian service.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God would tell you where to go and minister next. Plan early. Start saving now. So many people never get to go for God because they plan too late.

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 Devotion for July 26, 2018
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Compassion

Compassion - by Laurie McTier

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord." Luke 4:18, 19

Compassion allows us to identify with our brothers and sisters. We learn to suffer when they suffer and rejoice when they rejoice. Christ related to their suffering as He sensed their heart cries.

In a message using the illustration of the friends of the paralytic man in the New Testament, C. H. Spurgeon writes: "We can not be of any use, we wish we could preach." Those men could not preach! They did not need to preach. They lowered the paralytic man and their work was done. They could not preach, but they could hold a rope."

In the Christian church we want not only preachers, but soul winners who can bear souls and feel the solemn burden, men who maybe cannot talk, but who can weep; men who do not break men's hearts with their language, but who can break their own hearts with their compassion."

True mission work is rooted in whole-hearted heart service for our God.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you His vision, His heart, and His compassion so that you can utilize your spiritual gifts effectively for His Kingdom.

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 Devotion for July 25, 2018
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A Fragrance of Christ

A Fragrance of Christ - Joan Cook

"For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;"  2 Corinthians 2:15

Recently, a wonderful Jamaican friend of ours named Winsome came to the United States to attend our GoCamp. We have known Winsome for a number of years from her church in which we minister in Jamaica. Winsome has a handicap. She is only two feet tall and is a dwarf or midget. It was only when she came to stay with us that I began to realize how hard many everyday tasks are for her to do. For example, getting in and out of a car is a chore that takes her a lot of time.

Since this was Winsome's first visit to America, there were many things that were new to her. It was kind of like taking a child to Disney World for the very first time. Everything was so exciting to her! It was a lot of fun to see her expressions as she saw or experienced something new. The day before Winsome left to go home, I had the opportunity to take her to the mall.

As we got out of the car and began walking into the mall, I realized how far the department store must have seemed. I walked very slowly with her to the door and throughout the store to the escalator. When we finally reached it, Winsome looked up to the top and said to me, "I am afraid to get on this because it is so high, I might fall. There is no handrail for me to hold on to." I assured her I would hold her hand and make sure she did not fall. Once again, I began to realize that the small everyday tasks that may seem insignificant to me seemed like giants to her.

In the couple of weeks that Winsome was in America, she reminded me of many things! The first was how important it is to convey a Godly attitude to those around you. Not once did she complain or have a bad attitude because of her handicap. How many times do we complain or murmur when something is not going our way? Winsome also reminded me to be grateful for the body God has given me. How many times do we look at our bodies and instead of thanking God, we are ungrateful because of the flaws we think we have?

God made each and everyone of us unique, flaws and all! Let us praise Him with all of our mind, body, soul, and strength!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that your attitude will radiate the love of Christ to others and we will love the person God created us to be so that we can love others the way He would have us to!

 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 July 24, 2018
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Monday, July 23, 2018

"There Shall Be A Performance"

"There Shall Be A Performance" by Keith Cook Sr.

"And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord." Luke 1:45

In your life today God is wanting to be the director, producer, and only sponsor. He eagerly desires to play these key roles in the development of your life script.

If it is your desire to invite God to take over the production of your life performance there are several key points to understand.

First must come the Presence of the Lord.

This is where you get insight, fellowship, and relationship. He will speak. Will you listen?

Then comes Belief.

Believing and trusting Gods word, precepts and instructions secure an automatic guarantee of spiritual success.

Believing God always comes after being in His presence. You can not help but rely and trust what He says.

Why some do not believe God:

1. They never hear - Satan, self, and situations scream so loudly that people allow them to shut off the normal ways God speaks to us: prayer, study, reflection, being still, relaxing, in fellowship, through peers, or through the Spirit.

2.  They never listen - their lives are too cluttered and busy. They fail to spend time or make time to listen to what God has to say. Daily life, work, family, internet, facebook, twitter, hobbies, television, texting, and more crowds out the opportunity to listen and hear from God.

3.  They never wait - they get anxious and often run ahead of God and react in the flesh, panic and make a bad decision, or completely miss God's best for them by making a soulish and carnal decision.

4. They never get outside their own needs and wants - being selfish robs you of the joy of the Lord and often the key insights and help you need to make wise and prudent decisions under Christ.

5.  They never submit to Gods authority and word - this is the most basic definition of a sinner. Yes this is sin and sin still has its penalty.

Having the presence of God and faith that believes God then will lead to the performance that is so badly needed.

Performance means:
God's will getting done
God's power being demonstrated
God getting the glory
God's vessel being strengthened

There will be a performance!
You can count on God
You will see His will being done
You will be amazed

Join in Gods concert!
His performance is only for the Sold Out.
His performance will last forever!
Encore guaranteed.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God's will is done, God's power is demonstrated, God is Glorified, and that you are strengthened today in your walk with God! Acknowledge His Presence.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's World Outreach Center (WOC). This is our main office and training facility. Pray for God to protect the building, guard the mechanical and structural aspects of the facility, and use the facility for maximum eternal benefits.

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 July 23, 2018
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Sunday, July 22, 2018

An Empty House Invites

An Empty House Invites - By Keith Cook

"Now when the unclean spirit...says, 'I will return to my house from which I came'; and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation." Matthew 12: 43-45

Most of us work on staying clean for God's work and service but sometimes we forget to get filled up for service.

SWEPT THINGS

Sweeping our lives out sometimes includes an overemphasis on

1) Positive thinking (I'm ok now, I can do it)

2) Sorrow for past mistakes (I'm just no good, God can't use me...)

3) Embarrassment at being caught in sin in the past (No conviction just humiliation)

WORSE THINGS

Worse things that can come to us when we are empty and not full of Jesus can include many of the following:

1) Laziness

2) Idleness

3) Loss of Opportunity

4) Sin

5) Procrastination

6) Lack of Productivity

7) Loss of First Love

8) Loss of the Filling of the Holy Spirit

(Are any of these in your life now?)

FULL THINGS

Get filled up today. How? Confess all known sin. Believe what God says about you: You are forgiven and useful. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and guide you all day as you serve God. Now Go! Go out boldly!

Things that will help you: Have your Quiet Time, take time for Bible Study, allow Mentors to train you, look for ways to Share your faith.

Daily Prayer Focus: Father, I want to be used by you, fill me 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 July 22, 2018
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

NoMission or GoMission

NoMission or GoMission by Keith Cook Sr.

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58

We saw hundreds of people come to know Christ recently in Uganda. Our team was made up of Ugandan and United States evangelists who each shared a passion to be on God's GoMission together in Uganda. God used each one in a special way and we all worked as one.

Our driver for the week was a full time Ugandan evangelist. He had a powerful delivery style and creative mind. He and I have had such fun talking about our calling and encouraging each other to continue till everyone has been reached for our Lord.

During one of our school assemblies I found out that one of our team members had gone to school there as a child. So I called on her to close out our assembly with a personal challenge. She is a dancer by calling but very shy when she speaks, but not on that day. She boldly called out to the students their need to follow Christ and give Him all their lives. We saw a tremendous response that day. God used us the team in a mighty way to take His message to the youth of this generation.

There are basically just two approaches that believers can have concerning the call God has or has not put on their lives; they either believe they have a "NoMission" approach or are strategically a part of a very important "GoMission."

Those on a NoMission:

1. Feel Unqualified - They do not see how God could ever use them.

2. Feel Unprepared - They waste time on the cares of the world and spend little time learning how to be effective ministers of the Gospel.

3. Feel Unproductive - They rarely see God use their words and actions to inspire others to come to faith in Christ or follow Him more passionately.

4. Feel Uninspired - They do not have a burden to reach the lost or take the message to those who do not know Christ.

Those on a GoMission:

1. They know they have been Picked Divinely By God and therefore qualified and directed by the Holy Spirit to be on Mission for God.

2. They are Purpose Driven Disciples who are constantly preparing to minister, ever ready, ever longing to share and be used, ever looking for an opening to speak a word for Christ. They try, practice, and fine-tune their methods and message to be ready in every way.

3. They are Progressively Effective Evangelists and see God using them in many different ways to bring  life change.

4. They are Passionate About Their GoMission and want to see everyone falling in love with the Messiah. They are inspired by the Master and by the massive needs they see. No mountain is to high to climb and no valley too deep to traverse. They are on a GoMission with God.

Right now there is an unequalled opportunity to do the work of the Lord across the street and around the world.  Don't be overwhelmed and work in the flesh. Rather join with God and go on mission with Him. 

Don't forget that it really is His mission and you are His servant. In the past He used someone to bring His message to you and now it is time for you to do the same.  Since God has called you and daily cares for you, He will also use you to multiply the Gospel around the world. Are you willing to join with Him on your own special "GoMission?"

Daily Prayer Focus:  Pray that God will enable you today to fulfill His Call and walk in step with His will, prepare you to be Purpose Driven, Effective Evangelist, and Passionate about the GoMission He has for you to fulfill.

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. Praise God for each decision for Christ in Belize this week.  Pray for those who hear the Gospel message, that they will make a Decision for Christ, and that new believers will actively become involved in a local church.  Pray for some of our team as they begin their journey back to USA today.

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

On The Go Daily Devotion for July 21, 2018
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Friday, July 20, 2018

The Ritz

The Ritz - Keith Cook

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light." Matthew 11:28-30

Recently, God blessed my family with a great opportunity to stay at the Ritz Carlton in Jamaica. While on a mission project the manager there wanted to bless us with a great deal because my wife had been ministering on the island for so long. We quickly accepted their offer. (We actually stayed there cheaper than what the local Christian camp would charge us!) This place is a dream hotel. I have never stayed in a more luxurious place.

When we work in a country or in a neighborhood we totally submerge ourselves in the work. We do not think of our comfort. We often eat our food out of the can that it came in and some of our meals come out of our backpacks if they come at all. It is not very glamorous. The work is hot, long, tiring, and demanding, yet very rewarding.

On this particular project in Jamaica it was such a blessing to be able to share each day and be completely worn out with ministry fatigue and then come back to a "home" that was clean, cool, peaceful.

It sort of reminded me of what the angels must experience when they work on the earth and then get to go back to Heaven. Can you imagine being in the presence of God? How majestic, how absolutely wonderful it must be hard to leave His presence and actually go on His errands.

Each of us have been called to come close to God and have fellowship with Him but we also are called to go out for Him and do His will among the people. As we go for Christ we are assured that as we get tired and weary we can come back home to Him and renew our strength.

1. What has God asked you to do for Him lately?

2. Have you done it?

3. When was the last time you had a "Ritz" experience with God? (A time of rest and reflection in the middle of working for Him.)

There may be those on earth who dress better or eat better, but those who enjoy the peace of God sleep better. L. Thomas Holdcroft, Page 183, Thoughts, McLellan

Daily Prayer Focus: Thank God that He delights in blessing you with "Ritz" experiences throughout your journey of life.

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. As our GoTeam ministers in Belize this week, would you serve as a Ministry Supporter by praying for our team that God will continually open doors and change hearts and lives for His glory.

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 July 20, 2018
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Labor of Love

Labor of Love by Laurie McTier

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom." Ecclesiastes 9:10

The Bible says that all hard work leads to profit and mere talk leads to poverty. Mere talk leads to many things such as hopelessness, drought, sin of not following through, and possibly eternal death.

On the other side of the scale, labor yields profit, seeds planted and a bountiful harvest, obedience, blessing, eternal life, hope.

As we look back on the events of September 11, 2001, our heart grieves for the innocent victims murdered in the disastrous attack upon our country. I believe that God has opened our eyes to many needs for young people and adults to turn to Him wholeheartedly. God has given us this window of opportunity to share our faith to those to whom He has already ripened and prepared for harvest.

As we celebrated into the new millennium and went into the year 2000, it was so exciting to observe different races and cultures around the world ring in the new year. Now, we have a new countdown in effect. This can be referred to as the Countdown for God's Work.

The destiny clock is ticking, the window of opportunity is passing by more quickly than we choose to consider. I challenge you to take advantage of this window of opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ with those within your circle of influence. I know that you will be glad you did as it will yield eternal revenues.

Daily Prayer Focus: Ask God to show you some great or small thing to do for someone else today. Look around!

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. Pray for Keith and Joan, White Ribbon Day, and the entire Belize GoTeam as they minister at an evening festival. God is preparing hearts to hear the Gospel Message.

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 July 19, 2018
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Praise God in the Midst of Suffering

Praise God in the Midst of Suffering by Keith Cook

"For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps." 1 Peter 2:21

Hard conditions and situations in life are often used by God to show us just how blessed we are and also how selfish and self centered we can be.

Many times in ministry situations we find ourselves saying "I could be back in Niceville, eating bon bons and watching 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' reruns." The truth is you can always be somewhere else, rather than following God's direction, but you would not be in God's perfect will for your life!

In the Bible three boys were about to be roasted in a fiery furnace, yet they chose the heat over the comforts of life and happiness.

Where we come from may be better than where we are, but we will have it better where we are going. You see, we are going to Heaven one day where the streets are paved with gold and mansions line those streets.

If you are serving God today in a foreign land on a mission trip or simply in your own neighborhood you are where you are so that someone else might walk down those streets of gold with you.

All the people you will see today deserve to see you praising God in the midst of your "suffering."

No matter what you may be enduring, lack of money, no friends, bad job, hot climate, etc... God can use you to bless someone. You have been called for a purpose, and that is to glorify God in your body.

What areas of your life are areas of suffering?

What areas of your life are areas of blessing?

What is God calling you to do for Him in the middle of all your suffering and blessings?

Praise always leads to service.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for Divine Appointments today so that you might share your testimony with others and share God's promises with them.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith, Joan, White Ribbon Day, and the entire Belize Team as they minister in San Pedro Island this week! Praise God for the work He is going to do across this nation. Also, tonight On The Go will be hosting a Men's Conference in San Pedro Island!

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 July 18, 2018
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