Thursday, February 13, 2020

By A Razors Edge

By A Razors Edge by Keith Cook

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;  2 Petter 1:5-10 (NASB)

The other day I was in a hurry getting ready for church. I was running late and not really paying attention. I was not really focused on what I was doing. I had millions of things on my mind other than what was at hand, and to make matters worse, I was in the middle of the most critical job I had to do to get ready - Shaving!

While I was finishing up the job with a new razor in hand I noticed a few places where I had missed a spot or two and was quickly going back over those areas of my face that still were not as smooth and stubble free as needed. Without warning or any real notice I veered too close to my nose and before I knew it I had shaved off the top skin of one side of my nose. I was shocked, stunned, and embarrassed.

Right in the middle of my hurried plans to get ready for church I had a mini-catastrophe on my hands. Needless to say my plans had to be changed to reflect my present crisis mode.

Have you ever had something like this happen to you?  Out of nowhere something happens at the worst possible time?  You were not wanting it - or even deserving of the situation but - it happens anyway and you have to deal with it. Here are some observations that may help you get through through those "razors edge situations".

1. Troubles often come when we get in a hurry. Slow down and think. Tone down your activities a bit to include time for reflection  and a more controlled schedule. Take the time to plan and organize your day so you are not running behind or on empty.

2. Pay attention to everything you do. It is usually the small things that come at us that trip us up and cause so much pain and disorder. Every little detail in your life is important. If you are on a health program to get in shape or take a few pounds off you need to track every little exercise you do and every calorie you put in your body. You have to pay attention.

3. Focus on what is at hand. When you are talking with someone, listening to something, driving somewhere, writing or engaged in an activity - make sure you focus on that. There will be plenty of time to reflect, plan, or vision cast later in your day. Stay focused and give it your best. It will pay off in more productivity and success.

4. Just because your intentions are good or plans are honorable you're not guaranteed success or allowed any slack in being professional and alert. I was getting ready for church, wanting to go do good. Just simply getting ready for something I had done thousands of times. But still I had no extra grace or magic promise from the Bible that protected me from a razors edge. I personally do not want God to have to perform miracles every day to get me through my day. I want signs and wonders to follow me as I - do His work - His way - and operate in His power. While we all are guaranteed His plan and provision, we are not promised a trouble free life if we loose focus, don't pay attention, or get in a hurry.

Running to do good, preparing to minister in Jesus name, rising to the occasion, being right where Jesus wants you to be are all great desires and goals - but missing it by a razors edge should be a warning for us all that we are not immune from the troubles and dangers of life just because we are His child and servant.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will help you slow down, pay attention to matters as hand, and keep your focus!

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 February 13, 2020
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Action/Reaction

Action/Reaction by Laurie McTier

"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." Proverbs 15:1

Is your life a thermostat or a thermometer? Do others see the love of Christ glowing in your life, or do they see you the same as everyone else who acts and reacts to situations in anger. Our lives should be different; they should draw others to Christ, not away from Him.

Here are two illustrations. Take a moment to do an honest inventory to see which one best describes your life.

Todd Thermometer - Todd is a "hot-head". As the circumstances around him begin to rise and moods elevate, he immediately reacts in anger. Todd is one of the first to "blow his top" and respond in anger. Todd is known to be very verbal and aggressive in his behavior. His behavior affects all those around him.

Timothy Thermostat - Timothy seeks to honor God in all of his actions and reactions. He strives to begin each day in prayer and Bible study. When stressors begin to increase around him, Timothy will find the time to go directly to God (not his family, friends, and coworkers) and present his problems and concerns. Timothy's reactions resemble that of a thermostat. No matter the level of stress around him, his actions and reactions are the same. His behavior affects all those around him.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that your life will be more consistent with that of a thermostat. Pray that your actions and reactions will glorify God.

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

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

On The Go Daily Devotion for February 12, 2020
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Don't Let Fear Keep You From Wandering

Don't Let Fear Keep You From Wandering by Keith Cook Jr.

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we shall surely overcome it." But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us." Numbers 13:30, 31

The Israelites were now wandering in the wilderness following the cloud by day and the fire by night. Wherever it went they followed.  When the Lord spoke to Moses saying, "Send out for yourself men so that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the sons of Israel", they were probably eager to let them go. They wanted desperately to enter into the Promise Land.

God knew that when He sent the spies they would have no trouble finding the Promise Land. He allowed for these chosen men to spy on the inhabitants and to inspect the land so that they may come and give a report to the people. Upon their return they reported that the land truly was one of "milk and honey" but that the inhabitants of the land were giants far greater that the Israelites. In fact they said that they appeared as only grasshoppers in the sight of the people. Because of this report the Israelites began to worry and fear that they would never be able to enter in.

Fear kept them from entering into the promise that God had given them. They knew that God was on their side and yet they doubted. Why did they doubt the God that had carried them from Egypt in His hand supplying for their every need? Fear. They allowed for their own fears of not being able to defeat the Nephilim, the giants of the land, to hinder God's perfect plan for them.

Many times as Christians we are put in this same situation. We know what we should do because God has put it on your heart, but we let fear take over. We are assured victory but yet we still don't obey. Do you trust God? If you are not able to step out on faith regardless of your personal anxiety, take some time to read the book of Numbers. Read of how it took the Israelites forty years to finally believe God. It will encourage you to take that step of faith. Be like Caleb in verse 30 where he was eager to enter the Promise Land. He was confident of victory. He trusted God so much that there was never a doubt in his mind. Follow his example and be overjoyed and eager to follow after God's will for your life. Don't let fear keep you wandering for forty years.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will show you areas of your life that you may be facing fears. Confess them, and pray for Boldness and Faith to step out and follow His plan.

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 February 11, 2020
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Monday, February 10, 2020

Tree of Promise

Tree of Promise by Laurie McTier

"Be still and know that I Am God." Psalms 46:10

Recently, I walked into a gift shop to purchase a gift for someone else. Unknowingly, God had a different reason for me to be there. As I walked into the store, something caught my eye...there was a display with various ornaments which had been marked down for clearance. As I looked at them, God began to give me a vision of a tree with each of these ornaments hanging on the tree. As I shared this with the sales clerk, she immediately knew which tree I was to purchase...it had been set aside at the back of the store, discarded because no one had purchased it.

Of course, I walked out of the store with my new tree and seven ornaments, each containing a promise for us to claim as we begin each day dedicating it to the Lord. Today, I would like to share these promises with you, and I hope that they are a blessing to you as they have been to me. 

1. Blessed. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)  Praise God today for His blessings and ask Him to uncover sin in your life so that you can be pure in His eyes.

2  Believe. All things are possible for those who believe. (Mark 9:23) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

3. Rejoice. Choose to rejoice. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24)

4. Hope. My hope is in the Lord. Those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength... (Isaiah 40:31)

5. Love. Love one another. (John 13:55) Our lives should radiate the love of God through us and draw others to Him.

6. Shine. Let your light shine before men. (Matthew 5:14-16)

7. Peace. Peace that only Christ can give; don't let your heart be troubled! (John 14:27)

God reminded me that afternoon, that sometimes He wants us to slow down so that we can hear His still small voice as He reveals His truths to us. As I came home I put the tree in a prominent location. I began to place the ornaments, and again God stopped me. I had to get some paper to once again right down truths He began to show me about the ornaments and the promises He had revealed.

I challenge you today to take time to thank God for His promises for each of us as we are blessed, believe, rejoice, hope, love, shine, and experience peace.

Daily Prayer: Pray that God will give you promises and characteristics you can claim and personalize today. Choose to praise Him for His promises!

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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 February 9, 2020
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And The Survey Says

And The Survey Says by Keith Cook

"With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes." Psalms 119:10-12

What in the world is going on. Today's church is drifting farther and farther away from being the church and is quickly becoming just an activity center. Take for example the trend for canceling midweek services, Sunday night services, and canceling services when holidays fall on Sundays.

Also note a recent survey that points to the fact that the average mainline church in America does not hold regular training classes on evangelism and outreach, effective praying, marriage enrichment, parenting and child development, financial management, or spiritual growth and renewal. This is shocking.

It is time for all Christians and Christian leaders to rally behind effective training and ministry opportunities for all members. We do not need to go back to the mentality that it is the "paid clergy's" job to do all the work and know all the facts. In these days of cultural upheaval it is imperative that believers know what they believe, why they believe, and be able to defend and promote their beliefs.

(Research from Ellison Research, Phoenix, Arizona, Facts & Trends Magazine, 2005)

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that Christians around the world will stand for what they believe.

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 February 10, 2020
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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Start Your Day

Start Your Day by Keith Cook

"But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." Psalms 1:2, 3

My good friend and mentor, Leighton Ford, sent me an email recently that sent me to my knees in prayer. I had been rather busy and had neglected to spend real quality time with my Lord. Oh, I had said my usual "Lord Bless Me", "Lord Protect Me", "Lord Use Me" prayers but had not had much time for reflection and listening.

It is wise to be reminded by other's examples and emails that God is still waiting and longing to really speak with us. Leighton's email included the following prayer that I would like to share with you today.

A Prayer of St. Fursey

The arms of God be around my shoulders,

the touch of the Holy Spirit upon my head,

the sign of Christ's cross upon my forehead,

the sound of the Holy Spirit in my ears,

the fragrance of the Holy Spirit in my nostrils,

the vision of heaven's company in my eyes,

the conversation of heaven's company on my lips,

the work of God's church in my hands,

the service of God and the neighbor in my feet,

a home for God in my heart,

and to God, the father of all, my entire being.

Amen.


As you can see this prayer, while simple, is very appropriate for our everyday lives.

May you look to Christ to be all you need.

May you trust in Him to work on your behalf.

May you start and end your day with hope and joy because you have been with Him!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you to relax and listen for His still small voice.

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 February 8, 2020
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Friday, February 7, 2020

Leadership Perils and Insights

Leadership Perils and Insights by Keith Cook

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.:" Proverbs 3:5, 6

There are many joys and rewards in being a Christian leader. Working with believers to do the work of the Lord is a joy in and of itself. Seeing people come alive as they do the will of God is so exciting. Seeing the fruit of one's labor and seeing co-workers and peers working as a team brings satisfaction and inner peace. But there are some perils that face leaders of every generation.

Some of the perils and pitfalls facing leaders include:

1. Letting need get you to focus on it over God's call
2. Letting friendship get in the way of a direct word from God
3. Taking a short cut from God's plan
4. Being set up by the devil - surviving being blindsided by co-workers, friends, Christians
5. Thinking everyone is on the same page  - how pride in work can remove light

Some of the JOYS of being a leader include:

1. Seeing someone mature and rise above others
2. Seeing someone devour the Word
3. Seeing the fruit of one's labor
4. Being able to share a Vision from God
5. Putting feet to faith and dreaming big dreams with a Vision from God

HOW TO MISS GOD

1. Listen to fame above the voice of God
2. Listen to friends above the voice of God
3. Listen to family above the voice of God
4. Listen to spouse above the voice of God

HOW TO SETTLE FOR LESS THAN GOD'S BEST

1. Go do something anyone can do
2. Go do something someone else should do
3. Go do something small when there is something grand to do
4. Being tied down with the stuff of missions, ministry or church work when God has faith works for you to do

A MAN (or Woman) OF GOD

1. Is a man of the book - the Bible
2. Is a man of prayer - takes devotional life serious
3. Is a man of action - does not just talk about it but actually does what is on his heart
4. Is a man after God's own heart - wants to glorify God in his body and through his life

Observations from years of ministry with both young and old:

1. You have not heard from God if you are not spending time in Bible Study and Prayer.
2. You have not heard from God if you are avoiding mentors in your life.
3. You have not heard from God if you are not still listening for and to His voice every moment.

Many have a thought, desire, fear, opportunity, and begin to talk and plan before they pray. They begin to plan before they get spiritual confirmation.  They run ahead of God. They get a word from God and never look back or get new light on what God has said or may be saying now.

Choose this day not to be a short sighted leader. Listen moment by moment to the voice of God. Swallow your pride, go back on the attack, get back in the battle for souls. Do the work of the evangelist in this generation.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you the heart and vision of a leader. Allow Him to mold you into a leader that will bring glory and honor to His name.

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

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

On The Go Daily Devotion for February 7, 2020
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Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Epidemic

The Epidemic by Joan Cook

"Now flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace..." 2 Timothy 2:22

The topic today may make you a little uncomfortable. It is a subject that we do not like to talk about, but it is affecting the lives of millions of America's young people. I am referring to sexually transmitted diseases. Don't freak out! It's okay to read about this and even talk about it!

Frankly, that's part of the problem - we don't talk about it enough! This devotion will be different from most and I pray it will give you information that can help you in making a difference in the life of just one person, maybe even in your own family.

In the book "Epidemic" by Dr. Meg Meeker there are some profound statistics. She writes, "This year alone (2002), 15.3 million Americans will contract a new sexually transmitted disease. Two to four million of those infected will be teenagers. Nearly one out of every four sexually active teens are living with a sexually transmitted disease at this moment." Every day eight thousand teens become infected with a STD. These statistics astounded me! Every year about one million teenage girls get pregnant. Half of all students in the ninth grade have had sexual intercourse. Teens today think that they are safe and not having "real" sex if they only engage in oral sex. A big percent of those engaging in oral sex are under the age of fourteen.

Dr. Meeker tells a shocking true story. She writes, "She had heard some kids were going to have a rainbow party, but she had no idea what that meant. Still, she thought it might be fun, and arranged to attend with a friend. After she arrived, several girls (all in the eighth grade) were given different shades of lipstick and told to perform oral sex on different boys to give them rainbows. When a girl gave her some lipstick, she refused at first but, with repeated pressure, finally gave in. 'It was one of the grossest things I have ever done,' she said crying. 'I just wanted to hide and die. I felt like vomiting.'" (Meeker, Meg (2002). Epidemic, How Teen Sex is Killing Our Kids. Regenery Publishing.)

I realize this is not a warm and fuzzy devotion and please forgive me for being so candid with you, but I strongly believe we have a responsibility to today's youth, especially our own!

It has been proven that if we do the following, we will have a positive affect on our teenagers.

1) Take time for our teens
2) Get involved in their lives
3) Get to know their friends
4) Teach them about the Lord
5) Set a godly example

No, this does not ensure us that they will never yield to peer pressure, but when a godly foundation has been laid, it makes it extremely more difficult for our young people to make wrong choices and yield to temptation.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for parents as they seek to set godly foundations for their young people. Pray for teens to make wise decisions.

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 February 6, 2020
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Well Rounded and Grounded

Well Rounded and Grounded by Keith Cook

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." Matthew 7:24

Even though we hate to admit it, we all are creatures of habit and have certain needs that can only be met within our culture, people group, or peers. These Psychological Needs are very strong and demanding upon us, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

What are these needs?

1. Each of us has Safety needs. What we really want is to feel secure and safe in our homes, our neighborhoods, and our workplace. When we loose that sense of safety, like we did emotionally after 9/11/01, we feel insecure and vulnerable.

2. Everyone has Social needs. People need to meet in groups and have fun, expand their minds, and mingle. When someone becomes a loner or recluse they are loosing their sense of community and wholeness.

3. People all over the world also have Esteem needs. People want to be needed and wanted. They want to be noticed. There are times when they want to fit in, and times when they want to be rebels. They want to accomplish great things and be noticed by their peers. Everyone wants to be liked and appreciated.

4. Finally, people in every generation and culture have tremendous Growth needs. They need to expand their minds. They have a need to try new things, to learn and to grow. Exploration, research, expansion, and creativity are all traits and attributes God seeded into all human beings.

A well rounded individual can move through life without many major crashes and setbacks in most of these areas. Being well rounded, while it is important, is not as important as being well grounded. We need to be well grounded in our faith in Christ, as well as being well grounded in the Word of God.

Knowing what God has to say about safety, society, esteem, and growth is more important than what a teacher or media expert could say. Having confidence in God's direction and care can help any person make it through the times when one of these areas of our lives is lacking or not being fulfilled.

Try being well rounded in life and well grounded in Christ. You can not have one without the other. Think about it!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Joan Cook's "Women On The Go" Ministries. Joan's "Women On The Go" programs are implemented at women's conferences, local churches, retreats, and separate stand-alone events. God has given her a burden to minister to and encourage women in their walk with the Lord. Pray for Joan as she ministers and shares from her heart and as she presents motivational, evangelistic programs, materials, and leadership to and for women that will challenge and motivate them to a deeper walk with the Lord.

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

On The Go Daily Devotion for February 5, 2020
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

I Want

I Want by Joan Cook

"Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go." Proverbs 4:13

When my son, Keith Jr., was a toddler he was a pretty good child. He did not go through the terrible two's like some kids that I know. He waited until he was three and had built up a little extra trouble inside, then he threw it on us.

I remember one day in particular, the family had gone to the mall for a quick stop on the way to an event. We had let Keith Jr. know that we would not have time to go into the toy store on this particular visit. Upon entering the mall, his dad had taken hold of one hand and I the other. We were on a mission to find our desired purchase and head out the door as soon as possible!

We were about half way down the mall when Keith Jr. spotted the toy store and began to plead to go in. We once again said " No, not tonight". For the first time in his little life, he sat on the ground and began to kick his legs and pitch an unholy fit. In his three year old mind, he thought this tactic would assure him a visit to the toy store.

Instead of giving in to quiet him down, his dad and I proceeded to drop his hands and walk away; leaving him screaming in the middle of the mall. We'd only taken a couple of steps when he jumped up and began running after us crying! He realized that he was not going to get his way so he had better jump up and do it his parents way! (By the way, he never did that again!)

Are you like a three year old at times in your relationship with the Lord? You may read His word, clearly understand His instructions, and know from the start what is required of you, yet you try to manipulate God into letting you have your own way. I've done it many times, I'm ashamed to say. "Lord, you know we need a new car. This one is falling apart. I know what your word says about going into debt, but you see how important this is, right? Are you telling me, Lord, that you want me to drive an old, beaten up car when I can easily go out and purchase a new one?"

As my brother once told me when we were young, "Start acting your age, not your shoe size." I'm afraid that at times, God wants to drop our hands and leave us pitching a fit, and sometimes that's exactly what He does. Sometimes it takes a while for us to realize that His way is the best way!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for God's perfect will and plan in your life. Pray that He will unite your heart with His will.

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 Devotion for February 4, 2020
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Monday, February 3, 2020

Heavenly Vision

Heavenly Vision by Laurie McTier

"And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do." Genesis 41:25

Joseph was a man of honor and integrity. Joseph feared God and walked with him. God protected Joseph, and even in prison, He took care of him, and gave him high regard among his captors.

Pharaoh was greatly disturbed by two dreams that he had in one evening. He begged for help, still there was no one who could interpret his dreams. At this time, the butler remembered a promise he had made to Joseph when he was in prison. The butler told Pharaoh about Joseph and then Pharaoh called for him to come and give him his interpretation of his dreams.

God blessed Joseph by giving him the interpretations of Pharaoh's dreams. Through the dreams, God informed Pharaoh of seven years of prosperity and seven years of famine. This allowed Egypt to prepare for upcoming conflict by building
storehouses and gathering supplies.

God gave Joseph and Pharaoh godly insight to the needs of their fellow countrymen. Has God given you a dream or a vision of the needs of those around you? God can use you to reach someone in your immediate surroundings that only you can effectively minister to. Are you willing and available to be used by God to make an eternal investment?

Don't let the vision die. Had Joseph not been willing to risk it all by giving to Pharaoh God's interpretation, many lives would have been lost.

How can we win this world to Jesus. It can only happen one soul at a time. Each one can reach one.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God show you what He is doing in your midst. Seek after His heart, and pray that you will remain available to Him to carry out His vision for your 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.

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 February 3, 2020
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Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Proposal

The Proposal by Keith Cook

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

I love having younger leaders working with me because each day is exciting and full of surprises. One of my full time staff had been dating a fine Christian girl for over two years and they had begun to look rather dreamily at each other at every event we saw them at. Joan and I, along with every married couple who met the two, quickly came to the conclusion that these two were made for each other.

One day while driving in the car with the young man he rather casually said he was looking at engagement rings and wanted my opinion on what his girlfriend would like. I quickly said Joan was a better judge than I, so we scheduled a night for Joan to go to the jewelry store looking with him.  It was such fun to look at him picking out rings and trying to get that one special ring for his most special person.  Once he made his decision he had to shell out hard cold cash to secure the ring. He had saved for nearly a year to make this lifetime purchase.

Prior to asking her the big question he wracked his brain for the best time and the best place to propose.  Once he decided, he sprang into action. He secretly met with her mother and secured her blessing. He then set about to make sure that nothing spoiled that special night. He had picked a night that saw them with our entire team and group of friends. While we were all together, there were several hours where we all would be apart. It was during one of these times that he struck. After he proposed and she said yes, they came around our group of friends and it was so obvious what had just happened. She literally glowed and he was beaming. Also she was wearing the most beautiful ring on her ring finger. They were engaged. Pledged to each other. Young love. Joyous love. Exciting and new.

Your relationship with Christ can be the same way. He loves you. You have been made to only have life in Him. He has chosen you to be His forever. He gave His life to secure your place at the wedding feast He has prepared for you. He has given you his pledge by way of the Holy Spirit. He will not let anything keep you from the marriage supper and life He has for you. You are sealed in Christ.  He has planned a wonderful home for you. He wants to lavish on you great gifts and treasures.

All you have to do is say YES. Once you are in Christ or if you are in Christ it will be so obvious. You glow. You shine. You reflect the love you have received in Him.

Instead of getting down on His knees He got up on the cross and is asking you to be His forever. Say Yes, Yes, Yes!

Daily Prayer Focus: If you have not accepted God's proposal of a forever relationship with you, why not consider doing so today.  And, if you have said yes to Jesus, do all you can today to help others come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.

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 February 2, 2020
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Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Counterfeit

The Counterfeit by Joan Cook

"You will know them by their fruits...every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. So then, you will know them by their fruits." Matthew 7:16,17, 20

As I finished writing this devotion, my son called with a great example of how our light shines! Read on and I'll tell the story at the end!

As I was growing up, my Mom would take us to my Grandmother's house almost every week to visit. My Grandma loved jewelry and as soon as we would walk into her home, she would check out all the jewelry everyone had on and inspect it. If it was not 24 karat gold with a real stone on it somewhere, she would immediately discard it and go on to someone else's. She could usually tell if the jewelry was real, but occasionally she was fooled. She loved diamonds and shiny jewels.

When Keith and I were engaged and he had given me my engagement ring, every time we would visit Grandma Rogers, she would scope my hand up close to her eye and check out my diamond. She would always say, "That's a beautiful ring, honey. I know it's real because of the way it shines."

When I think of my Grandma's analogy of my ring, I realize this is so true of our Christian life. We might claim to be a Christian and even go to church on Sunday, but are we the real thing? Have we really asked Jesus into our heart to be our Lord and Savior? Some people may not be able to tell if you are a counterfeit or not. You may think you have everyone fooled, but there is One who knows the real you.

Maybe we are Christians and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are children of the King. Ask yourself a question, are you shining so brilliantly to those around you that there is no mistake you are a Christian? Could someone say of you, "I know they are real because of the way they shine?"

The Bible tells us clearly that we will be known by our fruits. Are you barren or blooming? I pray today that you are a blooming Christian with fruits so evident that everyone around cannot help but know you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Continued from above: As I finished writing this devotion, my son called from his cell phone and said, "You won't believe what just happened!" He went on to tell me that Megan and he had just finished eating at a local restaurant in Nashville when their bill came with a note attached that said, "No charge, compliments of the lady sitting next to you."

He turned to the lady and asked, "Is this you?" She told him it was and that she had watched them as they ate and had seen them hold hands and pray before their meal. This impressed her so much she wanted to bless them! Wow! What perfect timing to illustrate this devotion.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that others will know you by your fruit! Pray that your life and your testimony will draw others to Jesus Christ.

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 February 1, 2020
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Friday, January 31, 2020

The Love of God

The Love of God by Laurie McTier

"In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 1 John 4:9,10

The love of God is greater than any man can ever tell. The greatest picture of His love is His sacrificial gift, His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ. God knew that the only way to eternal salvation was the death of His Son, so He willingly gave that we could come to know Him.

As Christians, we can come to God our Father at any time. He wants to know His children on an intimate level. No matter your struggle, He wants you to know that He loves you and cares for you. He will walk beside you every step of the way. He is strong enough, lean on Him and place your trust in Him. With His power,  His strength, and His compassion, you truly can impact lives and change the world.

Christ died so that we might live! Let His glory shine through you. As you allow His love to flow through you, others will be drawn to Him.

Daily Prayer Focus: Let your light shine through me so that others can be drawn to Christ.

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 January 31, 2020
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Heart Attack

Heart Attack by Keith Cook

"Harden not your hearts."  Hebrews 3:8

The Devil is trying to make you have a "Heart Attack." He wants to destroy your spiritual heart. There are many different kinds of hearts mentioned in the Bible, and each of them can help us get a clear picture of what God wants us to avoid in life and what He has for each of us in this life and in eternity.

There are Hard Hearts - These are hearts that have been hardened to the Spirit of God. Life seems hopeless and there appears to be no way out of evil and dreadful situations. No peace. No joy. No indication of guilt. Irresponsibility. (Hebrews 3:8)

There are Dirty Hearts - These are represented by lives that are full of sin and in need of cleansing and forgiveness and hope. The Devil attacks hearts of men and women and traps individuals into going farther into sin than they intended to go and has them staying in bondage to sin longer than they ever dreamed possible.

There are Dead Hearts - These lifeless hearts have been crushed by a load of sin and literally are dead to life in Christ.  They are dead to a work of God in their lives. Spiritual things make no sense to them. Life is lived in the flesh. They give no room or thought to spiritual and/or eternal values.

There are Searching Hearts - These Holy Spirit quickened hearts are open to a life in the spirit and are ready for new life. These are hearts that are longing for something better. They represent hearts that are looking for love and acceptance.

There are Clean Hearts - Clean hearts are basically lives that have been transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit and set free from the penalty of sin. These hearts represent lives which are forever secure in their relationship with Christ.

There are New Hearts - This is the kind of heart that God wants you to have today. Hearts that represent lives that are walking in the newness of life in the Spirit. Jesus has made these hearts new. Scars are gone. Sin is gone. The Devil's heart attack is not evident because the old heart has been replaced. Your life can be one of newness of life. You are a new creation. There is hope, happiness, and purpose.

Let your heart beat with life in Christ.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will guard your heart.

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 January 30, 2020
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hid In Christ

Hid In Christ by Keith Cook

"Your life is hid with Christ in God" Colossians 3:3

Several years ago I was conducting crusades in a far away place. The area of the world that I was serving in was very unstable. Each night I would come back to my lodging with fear and trembling. Danger was all around.

During the day I would hear the people downstairs talking about my being at their hotel. I knew that I was in a very vulnerable situation. Each day there would be violent demonstrations outside my window by people who thought I was a "devil" for bringing Christianity to their area.

One night as I stood alone, great fear came over me. I cried out to God. "Why am I so afraid? Why can I not get victory over this fear?"  That moment Jesus spoke to my heart. He said, "I know where you are. I know why you are here. I am with you."

Once I heard Him speak to my heart, I was fine and I could rest. That night I literally felt the Holy Spirit rocking me to sleep. In Christ I had won victory. I knew I was "hid in Him".

If you are "Hid in Christ" you can count on the following:

1. Your hope is connected to the fact that Jesus is the Christ. Jesus really is the Son of God. He really is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies and He is the Messiah. From the Garden of Eden, God has provided a future hope and now a present atonement in His Son Jesus.

2. Your past is forgiven by the awesome sacrifice Christ made for you on the cross. When Jesus died on the cross He died not just for the sins of the world, but also for you personally. He took upon Himself all your sins and He also took the penalty for those sins. When you are "Hid In Christ" your past sins are forgiven.

3. Your future is secured by the victory Christ won over death, hell, and the grave. When Jesus, the Christ, arose from the dead He proved He was the Messiah. He proved He was sent from God the Father. He proved He had all power. The natural and supernatural realm was subject to Him. When you rely and trust in Him your future is as secure as His future.

4. Your present situation and position is maintained by the power of the sent One. When Jesus was leaving this earth for heaven, He assured all His followers that they would receive power when the Holy Spirit was to come upon them. Once you come to Christ He sends you a marvelous gift, the Holy Spirit. Do not fear God's Spirit living in you. He is to be your guide, power, and comfort.  He even helps you when you do not know what you need or want. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and let Him direct your daily walk.

5. Your security is built on His Faithfulness, not your Faith. Trust Jesus not your education!  Rely not on your wealth. Do not depend on your work, nor your quest for fame, as your security. It is not your faith that keeps you in the faith, it is His faithfulness. It is not your faith that gets you God's attention, it is His faithfulness to you that gets you into the presence of God. Trusting in God and living by faith really means you are not looking to your ability but depending on His.

Today is the right day to find yourself hidden in Christ. It is the safest place to be this side of eternity.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will grant you peace, contentment, faith, and blessings as you seek to rest and be hidden in Him.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The Safety In Travel for each On The Go staffer and GoTeam volunteer.

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

On The Go Daily Devotion for January 29, 2020
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Get Out In Space

Get Out In Space by Keith Cook

"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32

The next time you read the Bible I think God wants you to get out of this world and get out in space. Let me explain.

When I was just getting started in my Christian life, my pastor wanted to help me study the Bible and actually get something out of my time with Jesus in the Word. He shared with me a little acrostic using the word SPACE. It stands for: SIN, PROMISE, ATTITUDE, COMMAND, EXAMPLE.

If you use this simple outline when you read the Bible it will really help you stay on focus and apply what you are reading to your everyday life. As you read, ask yourself the following questions:

As I have read the Word have I discovered a Sin in my life that I need to confess?

As I have read the Word have I discovered a Promise that I need to claim?

As I have read the Word have I discovered an Attitude that I need to change?

As I have read the Word have I discovered a Command I need to obey?

As I have read the Word have I discovered an Example I need to follow?

Getting into the Word of God should be a cosmic experience!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you can get out of this world and enter His realm today.

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 January 28, 2020
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Monday, January 27, 2020

Contentment

Contentment by Joan Cook

"But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment." 1 Timothy 6:6

During the first few years of Keith and my marriage, we would travel from church to church holding revival meetings. Keith would preach from Sunday morning to Saturday Night, and then we would drive to the next place and start all over again. We were in many rural churches in the United States, especially the South. We would stay with the pastor or a member of the congregation for the week, so we had the privilege of meeting many new people.

While it was very rewarding, as we would see many at each revival meeting come to know the Lord or rededicate their life to Him, it was hard at times. Keith Jr. was a toddler at the time and of course would travel with us. Having a toddler at home is hard enough, but trying to raise one in the public eye while in someone else's home was next to impossible. Thank the Lord, He blessed us with a child who had a wonderful temperament and rarely disobeyed.

I'll have to say there were times, back then, when I would had rather been at home than out on the road. Even today, while our ministry reaches into the whole world and we are traveling to many foreign lands, sometimes I would rather just stay at home.

In our early days of ministry, God was trying to teach me to be content wherever I was! Contentment is not something you are born with. You have to learn to be content. In Philippians 4:11, Paul says, "Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am." Amazingly enough, Paul even had to learn to be content!

Are you content today? Are you satisfied with the blessings that God has given you?

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will learn to be content wherever, whenever, and however God leads you!

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 January 27, 2020
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Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Task

The Task by Keith Cook

"I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness--the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints...To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me." Colossians 1:25-29

The Task Has Been Mandated - Jesus called us to go into the whole world and share His message to all people. In order for us to do that we must:

1. Narrow The Task - What I mean by this is that we must look at each directive and command given by God and actually plan to do them. We need to begin to Organize and Strategize. We receive the vision from God, cast the vision to others and dream big dreams to begin to do the tasks.

2. Finish Task - Just the other day I heard of a ministry that started a bold and needed ministry only to drop it after the going got tough. Churches and Christians often jump out into ministry and service without reflection about what it will actually cost in time, commitment, and funding. When the way gets rough the tough get going while the weak start slowing. Our Lord wants us to finish the tasks He has given us. We are a vital part in what He is doing. We must do our part and we must complete the job at hand.

3. Empowered for the Task - The Kingdom of God is a supernatural Kingdom and will not be defended or strengthened by mere human means and resources. Human effort alone can not build the Kingdom of God. The Gospel will triumph over evil as spirit filled believers boldly advance Christ's cause. While social, political, and material blessing are important to our promoting the task and finishing the task, they do not equate with the God's Holy Spirit moving on us to do and complete our mission for the kingdom of God.

Our task is for this given day and our Master has the resources for the task at hand. Let us all put our hands to the plow and begin to work in God's field.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will enable you in your Christian walk to narrow the task, finish the task, and be empowered for the task He has for you as you seek to faithfully serve Him.

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 January 25, 2020
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Friday, January 24, 2020

Dr. Seuss and the Gospel - Part 2

Dr. Seuss and the Gospel - Part 2 by Keith Cook

"Don't collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don't break in and steal."  Matthew 6:19-20

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."  Dr. Seuss

Do you care a whole awful lot? If not, why not? 

Why not take the time to get to the place where you do care a whole awful lot! How can you get to that place where you care and actually make a difference that matters for eternity? What must you do? What is your part?  You must:

First - Make it happen - Start where you are, start small, but do something.

Anne Frank once wrote, "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

Mother Teresa has said, "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

Second - Make it a habit - You must discipline your body, mind, soul, and heart to do the good works God has called you to do. "Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve."  so said Martin Luther King, Jr. He was right, you can do great things for God by simply serving others. Jesus Christ was and is our perfect example of the servant leader. He led from the front. He calls all of us to work at trying to out give each other. Serving others is not a hit or miss proposition, it is a daily goal not a casual stroll through life. It takes work, practice, study, effort, planning, and Godly discipline to be a modern day disciple of Christ.

Third - Make it a priority - If you are willing to commit to doing a work for God, or doing what you have in front of you that you know you must do, then you are well on your way to showing and living like you care a whole awful lot.  Don't just talk about what you are going to do or what you wish could happen,  commit to doing "your something" now! Oscar Wilde said, "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."

Finally - Make it special and fun - Slow down and put your heart into it. Be creative and innovative in all you do for God. Never be second rate or sloppy. Being disorganized and not having the proper tools and resources does not honor God. Be willing to team up and network with others to do the tasks at hand in a more timely and effective manner. Make sure you make an effort to join in to do the work of the Lord and don't just show up. Arrive alive.  Mark Twain once said, "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

Daily Prayer Focus:  Lord, help me today to slow down and put my heart into everything You would have me to do.  May Your love radiate through me and may it be evident to others that I care a whole awful lot!

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 January 24, 2020
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dr. Seuss and the Gospel

Dr. Seuss and the Gospel by Keith Cook

"Faith without works is dead." James 2:17

My granddaughter, Stella, is full of life and into everything. We are constantly having to run to keep up with her. She loves bringing books to Grammy & Papa for us to read with her.  Today while reading a story I ran across this quote:  "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."  Dr. Seuss

The Dr. was right. You may not think that you can get a lot done with just a few prayers, a couple of dollars, or only a day or two a month to help or volunteer but you really can. What can you do right now?

You can pray - Your prayers keep the Gospel going out. Your prayers help keep evangelists on the go for Jesus. Because you pray the Spirit of God is moving to save, heal, bless, protect, and provide for unseen and unknown thousands. Keep it up. Keep the prayers going up. Care enough to pray a whole awful lot.

You can give - Your strategic and timely gifts to churches and ministries allow you to join with them in taking the Gospel farther than you ever imagine. Your financial giving to ministries that matter and your spirit led participation with those ministries and churches makes eternal impact. Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."  Give enough to show you care an awful lot.

You can help - Your personal participation in ministry to others shows you care a whole awful lot. In working with our On The Go GoTeam short term mission and outreach volunteers and our GoCare Volunteers down through the years I have learned that these anointed and faithful servant of Christ don't necessarily have the time; they just take the time because they have the mind and compassion of Christ!

Daily Prayer Focus:  Lord, show me how I can be On The Go for Jesus!

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 January 23, 2020
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I Command My Body

I Command My Body by Keith Cook

"But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway" 1 Corinthians 9:27

One of my favorite countries is Jamaica. It is exciting to join in worship with Jamaican believers and see the hand God move in their midst. In Jamaica the youth sing a song about our bodies. The song goes like this:

I command my body to praise the Lord.
I command my body to praise the Lord.
Body, praise the Lord.
Body, praise the Lord.

I command my feet to praise the Lord.
I command my feet to praise the Lord.
Feet, praise the Lord.
Feet, praise the Lord.

I command my head to praise the Lord.
I command my head to praise the Lord.
Head, praise the Lord.
Head, praise the Lord.

I command my hands to praise the Lord.
I command my hands to praise the Lord.
Hands, praise the Lord.
Hands, praise the Lord.

The song continues on as long as the youth have the imagination to create different areas of the body to praise God. The motions are quite funny. When they say head praise the Lord they move their head around. When they say feet praise the Lord they dance around and on and on it goes.

In the same way every part of your life needs to praise Him.

Command your EARS: You can do this by always listening to the Spirit of God in your life as He tries to direct you in service and obedience to Him.

Command your MOUTH: Let your mouth be continually filled with praise to God. You can also use your mouth to share with others about the love of Jesus.

Command your BODY: In subjection to the will of God... pure, disciplined, in control.

Command your HANDS:  One hand representing reaching out to help others and one hand reaching up to God for help.

Command your HEART: To be full of love and compassion for others as well as on fire for God.

Command your EYES: To be open to the Spirit's leading and open to the needs of others.

Command your MIND: Have the mind of Christ and meditate on the Word of God.

Command your FEET:  Your feet should be dancing for Jesus, running for Jesus, walking For Jesus, and standing For Jesus.

Command your KNEES:  Your knees should be continually used for times of prayer to reach into Heaven for fellowship and inspiration from the Father.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will honor and glorify God with your body.

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 January 22, 2020
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Monday, January 20, 2020

Life In This Generation

Life In This Generation by Keith Cook

"Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come?" Ecclesiastes 8:7

As we look around our modern culture we see several trends and patterns evolving.

1. Family Life is being tested and targeted. Educational institutions see parents as being a source of income for education, not partners in education. To marketing giants, adults and those who live responsible lives, are seen as being out of step and out of touch with modern life and culture. Media portrays our children and teenagers as possessing all of the knowledge and mental development that they need in order to make all of life's decisions for themselves. Their bodies, lifestyles, future, and well-being depends on their having the right to make decisions independent from their parents.

2. Civil unrest and uneasiness is rampant. Terrorists, gangs, drug dealers, addicts, criminals, protesters, media outlets, snipers, and internet chat-rooms all point to a brooding and explosive civil situation. Sin is running rampant, sin is running lives! Sin is running our society! Sin is also ruining lives! Sin is ruining our society!

3. Political turmoil is everywhere. Countries who were once allies are now at opposite sides of conflicts. Leaders are fighting economic, military, and popularity battles daily. Polls, public opinions, and political correctness all rule the day.

4. People are still open to the supernatural and spiritual. This is great news for those of us who know Christ! We have a great avenue to introduce the proper solutions to societies ills. We can introduce God's principles into family life, civil life, and political life. We can take Jesus out into our culture. It may be hard and it may be risky, but we can get an audience.

With this opportunity comes great responsibility. If we offer solutions and direction we had better be sure we are being guided by the Spirit of God, and not just religious culture. We had better be speaking the truth in love. We had better speak to all the needs of man and not just all the needs of the church.

We must direct our efforts to taking the whole Gospel to the whole man. Jesus came to earth, He lived, died, and rose again. He offers and provides life and peace for all who come to Him and follow Him.

Life in this generation is not any different from the past. The only difference is that this is our generation. We must serve it well.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will serve your generation well and that your life will make an impact for Jesus Christ.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The "On The Go Daily Internet Devotions". This devotional series is read by hundreds around the World via the internet. "On The Go Daily Internet Devotions" are used to encourage, challenge, and motivate Christians in their daily walk. Pray for Keith, Joan, the On The Go Staff, and special guests as they share daily through these devotional thoughts. You can subscribe to these daily devotions via our website if you are not already a subscriber.

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

On The Go Daily Devotion for January 20.2020
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Life is Precious

Life is Precious by Laurie McTier

"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." Jeremiah 1:5

As Christians, we believe that life begins even before conception and that God has a unique plan and purpose for every person that He has created.

In the United States, this week marks the anniversary of the U. S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion. Since that time, over 61 million babies have been sacrificed at the altar of political correctness. (National Right to Life)

The life and development of a child begins at the point of conception. Here are a few milestones in the developmental stages of an infant.

-By the 25th day the heart begins to beat.
-At four weeks of age the child has limb buds that will become the arms and legs.
-At sixteen weeks, the child has the ability to kick, swallow, and sleep.
-At twenty four weeks, the child can respond to sound.
-At the 28th week, the child has lungs that can breathe air, and its eyes are open.

As I have counseled with many teens searching for answers and a "quick fix," many of them had no concept of the risk factors involved with an abortion. Many of them were honestly crying out for someone to truly love them and show them compassion.

God is a god of love and compassion. His mercy and grace are immeasurable. For the thousands of women and young ladies who have had an abortion, or have even considered having an abortion, we need to stand in the gap and share with them that God's grace covers every sin that they have ever committed. He loves them,  He has a plan for their lives, and He is a God of second chances.

As Christians, we must also take a proactive stand for life. We must stand up and share with the young mothers and fathers who have chosen not to abandon or abort their babies that God loves them and He loves their babies. We must show them that He has a plan for their lives and that He will reward them for choosing life.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for our young people that they will choose life and make wise decisions. Pray for our president and governmental officials that they will make key decisions to protect the right of the unborn.

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.

On The Go Daily Devotion for January 19, 2020
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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Revival Begins By Giving

Revival Begins By Giving by Keith Cook

"Wilt thou not revive us again:" Psalms 85:6

God gave the ultimate gift and all of mankind has received a great blessing. It is now time for Christians to be used of God to bring revival to this generation. Revival can only begin as Christians start sacrificially giving for revival. I am not talking about money or talents. While they are important, if the gifts God requires are given first, then talents and funding is never a problem.

What kind of giving does God require?

1. Giving in to God's will for our lives.

2. Giving up our rights in life and trusting in God's daily provision.

3. Giving back control of our lives to Jesus.

4. Giving out what we have been given to the world, our family, and to other Christians.

Revival will come if we simply begin giving. It may hurt. It may cost. It may demand, but it will be rewarding.

Daily Prayer Focus: Lord, Let Revival Come!

On The Go Prayer Focus: The 30 Minute Radio & Podcast Program "On The Go with Keith Cook". This is a weekly program airing over the internet, short wave, and radio stations. Each week Keith relates creative ways to share Christ. Pray for Keith, Joan, the On The Go Staff, and special guests as they minister on these broadcasts. You can hear these programs via our website if it is not available in your area.

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On The Go Daily Devotion for January 18, 2020
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Friday, January 17, 2020

The Atheist

The Atheist by Keith Cook

"Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me." Hosea 13:4

Several years ago while conducting our annual GoCamp we were challenged with a rather unique situation. One of the attendees was not a believer in Christ. He actually was a professed and rather vocal atheist. He and I had met at a youth crusade that I had spoken at in the past. He was the sound engineer at the event. I had been able to personally spend some time with him and share with him at the event. We had built a friendship. A local church, that sends youth to our GoCamp each year, invited him to come to our GoCamp and he accepted their invitation.

Each service and activity at our GoCamp seemed to affect him and drove him to become more vocal and belligerent. He obviously was getting very upset. As a non-believer his attention was being drawn to his state and fate with God.

Some of the young people at the camp came to me and actually said this about the man:

"He is so mean!"

"I don't like Him. He is evil!"

"I'm scared of him. I don't like the way he curses and is so critical of Christian beliefs."

As the week went on, some of the attendees actually began to love him and share with him. While he listened to me and respected me personally he also needed more than my words to come to Christ, he needed real love and real relationships with believers.

On the last night of our event, the young man actually said to someone that if I preached one more time about forgiveness and Jesus loving us, he would know there was a God and would become a Christian. He then laughed because he knew that the service was suppose to be a service of music and drama, with very little time for speaking.

As the night progressed God impressed me to share at the end of the evening about the love of Christ and his perfect forgiveness that He offered to all, even those who say there is no God. I said, "Jesus died for you even though you do not believe in Him. He forgives you and loves you. Your unbelief can be a sin of the past, it can be forgiven. Jesus wants to give you joy in Him for your future. You have not gone so far from God that He can not save you and forgive you."

At that moment his heart was broken and he came to a saving relationship with Christ. All week he had walked around camp with a scowl and frown, now he actually bubbled over with the joy of the Lord.

When he came to share with me his decision I already knew what had happened, it was so obvious. I could see by the change in his countenance and smile on his face. When I shared his decision with the group the place exploded. People ran to him and embraced him, congratulating him in Christ. We all partied and rejoiced for hours. The afterglow was fantastic.

The rest of the evening and throughout the next day my new friend in Christ was on-fire with the Lord. There was no let down. There was no, "I made a wrong decision!" Every time I would see him I would ask him if he was still solid in his  decision for Christ. He would immediately grin and say, "Yes, and getting stronger every minute."

With Christ all things are possible. There are many people in your life who have not come to Christ or are not living up to their potential in Christ. Take every opportunity to expose them to good opportunities to come to Christ and be influenced by Godly people.

Daily Prayer Focus: Praise God for His sacrificial love and forgiveness.

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.

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