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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