Saturday, October 31, 2009

Who's Spirit Is In You by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotional for October 31, 2009
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Who's Spirit Is In You by Keith Cook

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

Do you know that you can have a spirit in you? You really can. In this season where the devil, witchcraft, spooks and goblins are talked about with such ease it is good to know what we are really up against as Christians.

God gives us spirits. He actually gives us a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline.

We can also get a very negative and defeating spirit. This is the spirit of timidity or fear.

In our culture today it is imperative that Christians resist the spirit of fear and embrace God's spirit of love, discipline, and power. Fear is trust and faith in the Devil. That is in direct conflict with trust, which is total faith and dependence in God.

When we do not witness because of fear, we are not functioning in Christ's power.

When we are prejudice, prideful, or envious, we are not exercising our spirit of love.

When we are neglecting our devotional life or abandoning our bodies to sloth and entertainment we are rebelling against the Lord's spirit or self-discipline that He freely gives us all.

Today decide to:

1. Reject the natural and supernatural spirit of fear.

2. Embrace God's spirit of love, discipline, and power.

3. Allow Jesus to demonstrate Himself in and through you in power. Ask God to do something so awesome in your life that it is obviously Christ working in you. Chance and luck have nothing to do with it. It must be God!

4. Even now say no again to fear and the thoughts you are having as to why this will not work for you. Trust Jesus. Do it now!

Daily Prayer Focus: Focus on God's Power in you. What powerful thing does God want to do in and through you today!

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

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

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Friday, October 30, 2009

How To Escape From The Enemy by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotional for October 30, 2009
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How To Escape From The Enemy by Keith Cook

"Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth." Psalms 124:8

Today I would like to share with you some key information on how you can escape from the enemy.

1. Know that victory and escape are possible. The Bible tells us that we can do all things through Christ who is our strength.

2. Know that your escape from the enemy is actually part of God's master plan and design for your life. The Bible also says that "with every temptation there is a way of escape," and you can find your way out if you trust in Jesus and follow His leading.

3. Know that you can escape if you are willing to get help. Your help ultimately will come from the Lord, yet the Lord may use a pastor, friend, parent, or professional with knowledge that you do not know. The Bible says in our passage that our help really comes from the Name! That name is Jesus. Let Him direct you and help you find all the help you need. He can guide you to people who can help you with your finances. He can direct you to people who would love to help you with your emotional and personal problems. The church and its ministries are vast. Gone are the days that Christians have to suffer because there is no hope
of help and comfort.

4. Finally know that you can have victory over the enemy if you know the Lord is on your side. He will fight for you if you are His. How can you be His?

First. You have to make sure that all of your sins are forgiven and that they are confessed up-to-date. You may have come to Christ as a child but have wandered down many sinful and evil paths during the course of your life. To have victory you have to come clean.

Second. You also need to make sure you really believe in Jesus. Put your trust in Him, not the church, not a pastor, not a doctrine, or experience. Trust Jesus.

Third. You must make sure you have asked Jesus to be your Savior and if you have done that you must make sure you ask Him to continually be Lord in your life. Make Him the first priority. Give Him access to every area of your life.

Victory and escape from the enemy can be yours today. Reach out and take it by faith. Your victory march will be sweet!

Daily Prayer Focus: Ask God to show you areas in your life that are in bondage to the lies that the devil has tried to trap you under. Praise God that He has equipped you to fight against the enemy's strongholds and claim the victory in Christ.

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.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Enemy by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 29, 2009
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The Enemy by Keith Cook

"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:" Psalm 124:2,3

Did you know that you have an enemy aggressively trying to defeat you. He is not a terrorist or a physical robber who breaks into your home through conventional means. He attacks through spiritual, emotional, and mental avenues.

The Enemy

1. He fights you continually and is very dangerous. There is never a time when you can relax and let anything slide. You must be on guard all the time for his traps, snares, and advances. He is looking for any way he can to get in and mess up your life.

2. He also fights God and is destined to be defeated by God. You are on the winning side! Cheer up and fight from victory.

The Enemy's Plan

1. The enemy wants to snare and trap you. Traps can be sexual, financial, emotional, and even cultural.

2. He also wants to swallow you alive. He wants to literally take you out and ruin your reputation, your health, and your life. He wants to cause a Christian to have a premature death.

3. He is angry at you for your stand for Christ and directs other's anger to be kindled against you. He loves for anger to smolder constantly in your life and will not only try to use anger against you but to also have you become angry and out of control.

4. The enemy wants to sweep over you and engulf you. He believes that constant pressure, rising doubts, and confusion and pain will cause you to lose heart and give up on living for Christ. But he does not know that your relationship with Christ is secure and is built on His faithfulness, not your own!

5. The enemy would like to tear you with his teeth. His desire to hurt you and feed off your pain actually drives him and his demons on. He lives off bringing pain to believers, yet you live by bringing peace and joy to all you meet. This will defeat his plan for your life.

Now that you know his plan, you can look out for signs of danger. You can prepare to escape his snares when they come. Tomorrow we will look at how to escape from him.

Daily Prayer: Praise God that there is Victory in Jesus over the enemy and his plan to entrap you. Praise God that "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world"!

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.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

God Can Handle It by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 28, 2009
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God Can Handle It by Keith Cook

Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:11-13

It would be a great thing if you would allow God to take control of your life. Many people try to get along without God's help. Many think of God as merely a cultural plot to keep the masses in line, but belief and submission to God is more than wishful thinking and fairy tales.

Believing in God, and having a personal relationship with Him through faith in Christ, is the beginning of a whole new way of life. It helps take the pressure off. Trusting in Christ brings hope and confidence back into one¹s life.

In order to let God handle it and make life complete you need to rely on the following divine truths and apply them to your life:

1. God did create this world and knows how it should operate and function.

2. God has the right to direct and order my life.

3. God made a way for me to be forgiven of my past sin against Him by my willingness to admit and repent of my sin, my putting my trust in Him by believing in His Son Jesus, and by my sincere commitment of my life to Him in prayer.

4. God will direct my life as I surrender my life to Him.

5. God will be there for me all through my life, if I let Him.

Rest assured, if you give all of your life to Christ He can handle it. He can take you through this life and into eternity safely.

Any problem, setback, heartache, tragedy can be handled under His steady direction.

Every opportunity, adventure, quest, and project will be enhanced and maximized by allowing Jesus to lead and control.

God can handle it. Why not let Him have all your life today.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray and give God sovereign, complete control of every area of your life today. Pray for sensitivity to recommit areas of your life to His control.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Pray for Keith Cook - today is his birthday.

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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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fine China by Laurie McTier

Daily Devotion for October 27, 2009
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Fine China by Laurie McTier

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." Psalms 18:2

"Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye." Psalms 32:7,8

I remember as a youngster going to Goldsmith's Department store to visit with my grandmother on her lunch break. I loved to spend time with her. After we sat down and ate a snack together, we would walk through the store to see the sale items. My grandmother trusted me and allowed me the freedom to walk ahead of her, as long as I stayed within site.

When we came to the China department, we had three rules.
1) Do not touch
2) Hold my hand
3) Walk very slowly

One day as we walked through the store, I was walking ahead and before I knew it, I was in the china department. I turned around to find my grandmother, and just as I did, I bumped into a display, and a teacup came crashing down. She didn't have to say anything, I was scared, and already in tears. My grandmother ran over to me, she knelt and gave me a big hug, dried my eyes, then began picking up the pieces.

Our lives are like the fine china in this story. We are God's vessels and His ambassadors. God has the same rules for us in our daily walk. His Word says that we should depart, and not touch the unclean things in this world. He desires holiness and purity in our lives.

God wants us to seek His face and allow Him to guide our steps. Keep your focus today. Hold on to His hand and He will show you His will and His way. Walk slowly and don't step out in front of His plan and His design for your life. His Word promises that He will be our rear guard. He will go out before you and behind you. He is our shelter and protector.

Daily Prayer Focus: Thank God for His understanding and grace. Ask Him to help you live today in a way that will honor Him and put Him first. Ask Him to guide your every step.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go¹s 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.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

It's A Fact by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 26, 2009
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It's A Fact by Keith Cook

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3

The Fact is this, Jesus Is Real - Heaven Is Real - The Devil Is Real - Hell Is Real.

No matter what you have heard, read, or seen on television, God is not dead, Jesus was more than a prophet, and eternity will be waiting for everyone when they die.

The cultural elite want to program God out of our culture.

They want everyone to be free to live a hedonistic life, with no rules, no guilt, no authority figures, no responsibility for decisions.

They see the Church, the Bible, and Christians as being old fashioned, outdated, narrow minded, and lacking intelligence.

Yet, nothing has changed since the foundation of the world.

The devil came to Eve, in the garden, and basically tried the same thing:

The devil tried to get Eve to question God's word.
The devil wanted Eve to try to analyze God's commands.
The devil took Eve down the destructive path of trying to critique the value of following God through obedience to the will and commands.

Eve fell for it and so did Adam. Mankind has been falling for it ever since.

Today you need to live by the Facts as presented by God in His Word.

Instead of questioning God's Word you must study God's Word and allow the Holy Spirit to illuminate your heart and mind to all the riches and treasures found within its pages and precepts.

Flee from the temptation of analyzing God's commands and just do what He says do. His ways are not our ways. His wisdom is from the beginning and the end. He knows everything, sees everything, can do anything. We know little, see through clouded eyes, and can not do most things. By just doing what God instructs us to do eliminates the limitations of man being in charge and opens up the potential of an almighty, all powerful, all knowing God being in control.

Instead of critiquing the value in following Christ rely on Christ. Eagerly look to Him for direction, comfort, and provision. Living life on His highest plane will bring a wealth of reward and security.

Today God is calling you to live your life in the facts as presented to you in His Word. It's a fact you can rely on. It's a fact you can depend on. You can stake your life and future on it too!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will allow the Holy Spirit to illuminate your heart and mind to the riches and treasures in God¹s Word!

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

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

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lounging By The Sheep Gate by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 25, 2009
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Lounging By The Sheep Gate by Keith Cook

³After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, waiting for the moving of the waters; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.² John 5: 1-4 (NASB)

Jesus was on His way to a festival and passed by the Sheep Gate. He looked over at the Pool of Bethesda. It must have looked beautiful with its five massive porches spread out all around it. However, the scene was marred with masses of people who were crowded around the pool looking down at the water.

Down through the years many people had been healed at that pool when the waters were stirred. Many said the waters were stirred by an angel and when the angel stirred the waters, the first one in the pool would be healed.

Today - in our world - society lounges at the Sheep Gate.

1. They are there with massive needs. Yet they eat - drink - and play!

2. Most do not have enough discernment to know they have needs. They ridicule anyone who speaks up and talks about sin, morals, standards, or reality.

3. Many do not have a clue where to look when they do realize they have a problem. They look to presidents, politicians, social programs, trendy magazine writers, talk show hosts, and movie stars for direction and answers.

That day there were many around the pool: The Sick who were ailing, diseased, weak and void of strength. The Blind with no vision or clouded vision. The Crippled who were lame. Those who were Paralyzed.

Today we too have many who are sick. Those with tremendous PHYSICAL - MENTAL - EMOTIONAL - SPIRITUAL needs all around us!

We must, as real followers of Jesus:

1. Take the time to pass by the pool.

2. Take a look at who is at the pool.

3. Go down to the pool and ask probing questions to discern where people really are in life.

4. Tell people the truth about being set free.

That¹s what Jesus did that day. He was on His way to a festival and took the time to go down to the pool - the one by the Sheep Gate. He is calling us to go to where the sheep are and tell them what the Good Shepherd has to say.

Daily Prayer Focus: Today, ask God for Divine Appointments to share with someone in need.

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.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rejoice To See by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 24, 2009
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Rejoice To See by Keith Cook

"Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad." John 8:56

The Big Picture - God wants us to join Him in looking at our world through His eyes. We need to see the "big picture" of what He is doing around the world. It is so easy to just focus on what He is doing in our neighborhoods. There is a grand scene. In Christ we can be a vital part of reaching out around the world. "Now" is a very strategic time. Right now is always better than tomorrow. Living in the here and now prepares you for a productive tomorrow and produces lasting results. If we waste the present we will rob ourselves of fruitful results in the future.

Great Progress - By faith Abraham rejoiced to see what God was going to do "in Christ". We are able to rejoice at what He has done! Through Christ we can see God's redemptive hand working down through the ages. There has always been a remnant of faithful believers who have stood up for Christ and who have been used in missions and evangelism. What great progress we have seen through godly men and women.

As I look around my office I can see portraits that I have collected of great men and women of valor and courage. Faithful servants like Billy Graham, C.H. Spurgeon, D.L. Moody, Billy Sunday, Luis Palau, George Whitfield, Corrie ten Boom, Loren Cunningham, Bertha Smith, John Wesley, Leighton Ford, and many more.

My bookcase is filled with faith stories from men and women from yesterday who have been used of God. Saints like C.T. Studd, Norman Grubb, Manley Beasley, Watchman Nee, Reese Howells, Praying Hyde, Hudson Taylor, George Mueller, and C.S. Lewis.

As I reflect on the great progress made for the cause of Christ in the past my heart rejoices at the progress being made today by gifted modern day evangelists. My son, Keith Jr. is blazing a new and exciting trail of his own as an evangelist to this generation. He is a modern day Paul, ready to defend Christianity and the cause of Christ in the public arena. He sings songs that speak to this generation and writes music and words that reflect wisdom way beyond his years. He has been with Jesus. He is not ashamed to sing and minister boldly for Christ.

Recently, Joan, and I met a dear evangelist friend Shad Williams, and his wife Shelia, just before they were to board a plane for Europe and Africa. They were off to share the message of Jesus to the masses. His motto is "We Go To Them". As I listened to his burden for his project I got so excited that I wanted to jump in his car and follow him to the airport. I was rejoicing to see what he had already seen going on in Heaven. God had spoken to his heart and given him faith to believe Him for great things and expect great things. God would not let him down. While on his project he saw thousands come to saving faith in Christ.

God is doing so much around the world and around our neighborhoods. Look at the big picture, see the progress, rejoice and be glad for and in it!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will allow you to see the Big Picture. Pray that you might be obedient and available to all that He would have you to do for Him today.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The Families of the On The Go staff. Pray for their emotions, finances, safety, wisdom, and spiritual health.

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

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Friday, October 23, 2009

In Due Time by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 23, 2009
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In Due Time by Keith Cook

"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:6,7

In this scripture passage, Peter says that now is not the time to run ahead of God, but to trust Him for in due time He will reward you with your desire to see His will done in your life.

Sometimes it is wrong to do something now.

A "NOW" reaction can result in the following three things:

N - A near sighted immediate response rather than a God directed power expression of faith.

O - The possibility of actually overlooking God's divine plan in a given situation.

W - The potential to wreck the future for all concerned.

Yet trusting Christ and letting the Holy Spirit guide you in due time can result in the following:

D - God will develop character in you as you wait on His will.

U - Waiting on God allows you to see Him unveil His plan not yours.

E - When God works every need is met. This is total provision.

T - Your testimony will be enhanced.

I - Personal interaction is required. You actually have to think, talk, pray, consult, include, and rely on God and others. It is actually communication to the max.

M - The mission of the Lord Jesus Christ is advanced.

E - Eternity is affected because you did it God's way, at God's time, and with God's results.

Wherever you are in your spiritual life, God wants you to wait on Him. There are times when God says GO for Him. But there are times when we cannot GO, we must WAIT for DUE TIME. Unless God has directed, commanded, or instructed us, we can not presume or assume to know His will and direction. This does not give us a license to not do what God instructs us to do as good and faithful servants, but it does require us to check in with Him for our every need and ministry.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will trust God and wait on His will in every area of your life this week.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go¹s 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.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Look On The Fields by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotions for October 22, 2009
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Look On The Fields by Keith Cook

Today there are needs all around us.

"Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." John 4:34, 35

Never before in the history of the world has mankind been faced with such a godless society. Terrorism and materialism rule side by side.

Morals and decency have been thrown aside for prosperity and pleasures. Young people and adults go from one fad to the next looking for happiness.

The mood is set for a tremendous spiritual awakening.

Yet the hour is late for so many people. Before this day is over nearly 150,000 people will pass from this life into a Christless eternity. That is over 1 million people a week.

The fields are ripe for a move of God.

The fields are really ripe for harvest. Never before in the history of the world have more people been coming into God's kingdom. God is using wars and famine to move God honoring troops and social teams into place to reach cultures never before open to the message of Christ.

The collapse of communism in Eastern Europe has been used by God to move professionals, who are Christian, into key places of leadership and training. This is also beginning to happen in the Middle East.

Yet, at the same time God moves, so does the Devil. Sects and cults are also moving to meet human needs. Recently, I saw an ad where one cult was offering free airfare and education to any leaders from Eastern Europe, who wanted to be trained in business and economics. The Muslims are trying to buy converts all over Africa.

When the good governments see the trouble that their people are having they respond with social programs to help. It is time for the people of God to do the same. My friends, someone is dying and going to hell, can't we see that now is the time to do more and try more than ever before to reach them.

While we take aid around the world and across the street, let us also take the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Share our faith and practice modern day Christianity. The world is waiting to see what Christians are made of. Let the redeemed of the Lord get out into the fields of service. These is still time.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for boldness and courage to share about Jesus Christ. Pray for the lost that they will see their desperate need for Christ.

On The Go Prayer Focus: The follow-up of inquirers who come publicly and make decisions for Christ, write in for materials to grow in Christ, or who visit our website looking for help in following Christ. Pray for local believers, churches, parents, and friends who all will be used of God to nurture each and every one to maturity in Christ.

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

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Strategic Decisions by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotions for October 21, 2009
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Strategic Decisions by Keith Cook

"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

In our efforts to effectively work for Christ we are called to see the work that is to be done, prepare for the work we are to do, and complete all of the work given us to do.

Doing the massive and all important task of reaching all with the message of Christ will take more than just doing ministry as usual. All our methods of the past have been useful and used of God, but they are not necessarily the road map for our future ministry. The Word of God never changes, but the methods and ways Jesus directs us to work for Him forever will.

Jesus Himself used different methods to reach and minister to the masses and to individuals. He spoke in public to the religious and He spoke to the "pagans". He sent out the disciples in organized outreach efforts and then He would have them pray in secret. He went to homes to share with families and then he would go out into the public and meet someone by a well. Always using whatever was available to minister the unchanging message.

There are some Negative Aspects of Strategic Planning

1. Trusting Human Effort - Avoid relying on your plans and insights unless they are given and blessed by God. Do not get the plan and then get God to bless it. Ask God for His plan and then ask God to not let you mess it up!

2. Running Ahead of God - Often Christians hear from God, get excited, and run off and do God's plan ahead of God's schedule. This results in hurt feelings, bad timing, insensitivity, improper funding, and fighting battles that do not need to be fought.

3. Replacing A Move Of The Holy Spirit - Just working up a plan and not having God give a plan may look successful and may bring praise, but it will not bring "fruit that will remain". Imitating other ministries, churches, and Christians may make you look like a "spiritual" move of God but will not result in the power needed to actual produce Spirit filled results.

There are some Positive Aspects of Strategic Planning

1. Faith and Faithfulness - You are able to join God in a grand adventure. When you choose to believe God and not live in fear and doubt you get to see the faithfulness of God as He works for you and does His will through you.

2. Spirit Led Strategies - When you allow God to send the plan and provide the inspiration for the plans you guarantee the Spirit will lead you as you implement the work.

3. Biblical Strategies - Men and women of old gained approval from God as they walked and talked for God by faith. The Biblical way to do God's will is to check in with God, listen to what He says, do what He says, the way that He says!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray Great Prayers, Dream Great Dreams - Plan Great Plans, Do Great Deeds!

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.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vision by Laurie McTier

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 20, 2009
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Vision by Laurie McTier

"And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see." 2 Kings 6:16,17

When individuals set out to make goals, they have a vision of how the goal will be accomplished. They commit to do whatever it costs, in order to see the desired outcome. There are several reasons for this. I guess the main reason is that we don't want to be embarrassed if things don't go the way we had hoped.

Recently, I set a goal to exercise every morning. I had planned to fulfill this goal by alternating my schedule by walking and by riding my bicycle early in the mornings. This called for some sacrifices on my part so that the goal would be met. I could no longer sleep as late as I wanted, I had to make a conscious effort to get up early so that I could go walking or riding without being late for work.

One morning I rode my bicycle unprepared...I did not have a helmet on or my glasses. I was riding down Memorial Boulevard in Springfield TN when a big truck passed. The truck was going about 45 mph, and as he passed there was a lot of dirt that was stirred up. Some of the dirt lodged in my right eye. As a nurse I could remember two things from all the books that I had read. Never rub your eye to get foreign objects out and protect the affected eye by closing it until you can get to a doctor. I rode for over a mile to my home with one eye open and my hand over the injured eye. By this time my eye was really hurting and I could not open my eye without a lot of pain. My vision was blurred because of the object that was in my eye.

Two hours after the injury, I went to the optometrist who quickly placed dye in my eye and retrieved the "little speck" of dirt that I had not been able to get out on my own. After the optometrist removed the object from my eye, I had a new vision...I could see again. I set out to work on my goals the next morning, but now with some preparation.

How is your vision? Are you setting out today to see the world through your eyes or through God's eyes? On my first mission trip with On The Go to Brazil God impressed me to ask for His vision for the city and for the needs of the students that we would be ministering to on that project. I also began to pray for each of our team members and for the missionaries that each of us would receive God's vision for the lost. Proverbs 29:18 reads,"Where there is no vision, the people perish. "

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you a vision of what you can do to make a difference for the kingdom of God this week.

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.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

We Are Winning by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 19, 2009
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We Are Winning by Keith Cook

"...a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb..." Revelation 7:9

Just the other day, I read that Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world. Our faith is gaining converts faster than the population is growing. The ratio of non-Christians to professing Christians is now 6.8 to 1.

Way back in A.D. 100 there were 360 non-Christians for every believer. In the year 1000 A.D. it was down to 220 to 1. When you reach the 1500's the ratio had dropped to 69 to 1 and by the 1900s it was down to 27 to 1.

During the Bible boom of the 1950's, the statistics showed the gap narrow to 21 non-believers for every Christian and by 1980 it had dropped to 11 to 1. Today the numbers indicate a 6.8 to 1 ratio. (Lausanne Statistic Task Force)

The church in Africa is growing faster than the population. The largest churches in the world are outside the U.S.A. and Europe.

According to church historians more Muslims have come to Christ in the last 25 years than all previous centuries combined.

In Africa and Asia well over 1,000 new churches are started each week.

When you look at the facts concerning the modern outreach movement, you will quickly see the wave of the future is in team evangelism with a focus on short term projects and outreaches. What is needed today is partnership evangelism and team ministries that compliment each other. Evangelist are needed to help win the world for Christ and motivate the church to be on the go for Jesus.

It is estimated that there are over 2.7 million evangelical congregations worldwide. The ratio of local congregations to unreached (16,000) people groups is 156 to one. We actually could see teams going to each group any day now! It is possible!

Now be reminded of, "When the Wind of God Blows the Sails of Preparation must be UP!" (BGEA)

The wind of God is blowing!

Are we up to the task of being driven by the Holy Spirit to do whatever God leads us to do? It is time to burn all the bridges and launch out into the deep waters with Jesus!

In today's scripture passage, we see a true picture of the completed church. It takes real evangelists to make this picture a reality!

Daily Prayer Focus: Join in Christ's march to victory. Do not be discouraged by the news or the efforts of the Devil to stop the work of Christ. Rejoice today in Christ your Savior.

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.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wisdom From Above by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 18, 2009
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Wisdom From Above by Keith Cook

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good
fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy." James 3:13,17

I do not know very many people that would say they do not want to be wise. The wisdom that we as Christians try to obtain is different than the world's wisdom. You see, the Bible tells us exactly how to be wise! It's hard at times to choose wisdom from above when the world's way is easier.

Wisdom From Above Folly From Below

Pure Done from wrong motives
Peaceable Always warring with others
Gentle Harsh
Willing to Yield Having to have your own way
Full of Mercy Merciless
Full of Good Fruits Fruitless
Without Partiality Judging Others
Without Hypocrisy Being something you're not

Everyday we have a choice to make. We can choose the wisdom from above or the folly from below! Let's choose wisdom!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for God Given Wisdom to Rule in your heart. Pray for wisdom that is pure, peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, merciful, full of fruit, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

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

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

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

On Call at All Times by Laurie McTier

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 17, 2009
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On Call at All Times by Laurie McTier

³So the king and all the people dedicated the temple of God.² 2 Chronicles 7:5

God doesn't seek for golden vessels, and does not ask for silver ones; however, He must have clean ones. D. L. Moody

Recently, God reminded me of the importance to know the basics of His Word. It has been a joy to read His Word and to see how God has met specific needs throughout the Old and New Testament.

In 2 Chronicles, we read where King Solomon built and dedicated Temple of the Lord. God gives many specific details of the furnishings for the Temple. As I read in His Word, He showed me the parallel between God's Temple and our body. Our body is to be the Temple of God.

God wants us to love the Lord with all our heart. He requires our full commitment, absolute surrender, and obedience. As we read in His Word, King Solomon went to great lengths to insure that the Temple was clean and dedicated to the Lord. As a Christian we serve as Christ's Ambassador. This is a great responsibility and privilege, which should not be taken lightly.

To be dedicated and surrendered, our lives and hearts must often go through some exterior and interior cleansing. As I spend time with God in His Word and prayer, He often shows me areas of sin that need to be cleansed and removed.

Be open to His Spirit. God has provided the Holy Spirit to convict and reveal areas in our lives that are not pleasing to Him. Be sensitive, and obedient.

Follow His promptings upon your heart. God wants us to always be on call for Him. He can't use empty vessels; He also can't use unclean vessels. Get in the Word and spend time with God each and every day. As you seek Him, ask God to open your eyes, your ears, and your heart that you might truly become a vessel of honor and service to Him.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that God will give you a fresh new zeal to read His Word!

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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Friday, October 16, 2009

Practice God's Presence by Keith Cook Jr.

On The Go Daily Devotional for October 16, 2009
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Practice God's Presence by Keith Cook Jr.

I read a book recently titled, "Practicing The Presence of God," by Brother Lawrence. Brother Lawrence was a cook in a monastery three hundred years ago. This cook was able to continually practice the presence of God day and night. No matter what he was doing, he was always in God's presence.

When asked his secret for constantly practicing the presence of God, Brother Lawrence said that everything he did was out of love for the Lord. Regardless of if he was sweeping the floor or talking to a friend, he would always do it out of love for the Father.

I think Brother Lawrence was able to realize, like so many of us can not, that God loves us more than we could ever imagine. For this we truly owe Him our every thought. Brother Lawrence is one of the greatest examples of someone practicing the presence of God that has ever lived.

It helps me to know that it is possible, in a world that seems to be falling farther and farther away from God, to do all that we do out of love for God. His life and example have made a tremendous impact on my life since I read his book. I hope that his example will encourage you to start practicing the presence of God no matter what your circumstances are, or where you may be, or what you may be doing.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will practice the presence of God this week. Live above your circumstances.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go¹s USA Outreach Effort. God has placed a United States effort on the heart and mind of the On The Go Team. Three key objectives are sharing, praying, and training in every county in the USA using On The Go Advance Teams, Training Teams, Planning Teams, Prayer Teams, GoTeams, and Outreach Efforts.

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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Thursday, October 15, 2009

GOD WANTS YOU by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 15, 2009
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GOD WANTS YOU by Keith Cook

You can make a difference

"As my Father hath sent me," Jesus said, "even so send I you." John 20:21

You will make a difference and you will see results if you are a God called evangelist and you go at God's time.

My first evangelistic trip to India was very remarkable. I had prayed one night that God would lead me to our next project overseas and India kept coming to my mind. Within days an invitation was received. A local pastor confirmed to us that he too had heard God calling him to covenant with us about the trip.

We believed we had a word from God to go to India. We believed we were prepared to go spiritually, and we had a desire to go. We knew that the need to go was obvious and all we lacked was the finances to go.

We kept on trusting in God for our resources right up until there was only two weeks left before we were to go. My assistant informed me that God had told him to stay at home. One man asked me how I was going to go to India. I told him God would send me. He had told me I would not go because I had no money and needed to stay home and work for a living and earn an honest wage for an honest days work.

When my assistant told me that he was not going I knew this was God's will because there was really nothing for him to do except travel with me.

But when the man told me I would not go because I was trusting God to provide and not working for the money, something very spiritual happened. God spoke to my heart and said "I have called you and this is My timing. I know you have no money and I know you have no way to get any. Trust Me and don't send out any requests for help."

When God told me that, I stopped trying to raise any more funds. I went into a trust mode. Within days I received all the needed funds for my airfare, lodging, food, and crusade expenses from an anonymous donor. Never had that happened before and never has it happened since, but it was God's time for me to go and for Him to show His glory in my situation.

On that Crusade I saw more decisions than any meeting I had ever had. I also personally grew more in love with Christ because I was alone with God. His time is never late or early but always at the appointed time.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will make a difference this week GOing at God's time.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go¹s Performing Arts Team. Pray for our team as we minister through drama, puppets, interpretive dance, and music. Our Performing Arts Teams are made up of volunteers and On The Go staffers who travel around the USA to local churches and events sharing the Good News.

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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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

In Troubled Times by Joan Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 14, 2009
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In Troubled Times by Joan Cook

When President George W. Bush declared that the United States of America was at war with Iraq, he stated that the United States will accept no other outcome other than that of Victory. We must take an active role by praying for the president, government officials, our troops, the innocent people in Iraq, and God's will and His glory! Today we encourage you to pause and to meditate on these scriptures.

1) Pray for the President.

"So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up-- one on one side, one on the other--so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword." Exodus 17:10-13

"For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." Deuteronomy 20:4

"In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me." Psalms 31:1-3

2) Pray for American troops and their families.

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, 'Peace be within you.'" Psalms 122:6-8

"For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble." Psalms 143:11

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16

3) Pray for innocent civilians.

"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me." Psalms 138:7

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." 2 Chronicles 32:7,8

"The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." Psalms 9:9

4) Pray for God's will and His glory.

"Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me." Psalms 56:9

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all." 1 Chronicles 29:11

"Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendour and majesty." Psalms 21:5

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for the president, our military members and their families, innocent civilians, and God's will.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Keith Cook¹s 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.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Today's News - Tomorrows Headlines by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 13, 2009
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Today's News - Tomorrows Headlines by Keith Cook

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord..." 2 Timothy 1:7,8

Everyday I rush to my computer and check the headlines to see what is going on around the world. Every night before I go to bed I have to channel surf all the news channels to see what is happening in the war on terrorism. It has captivated my heart and mind.

The attack on The World Trade Center, the bombs exploding on buses in Israel, and the sniper shootings in Washington D.C. are vivid reminders that life is short and our future is not guaranteed.

Everywhere I go I see signs that let me know it is not just on my mind, but on everyone else's, as well. At ballgames, shopping malls, at work, and at church, I hear comments of how everyone is concerned with what is around the corner concerning our future. Will there be more war? Will we attack certain countries? Will the stock market continue to slide? Will our economy suffer? Will our quality of life be affected? Is it safe to let our children out in public? The list goes on and on...

The Bible says, "He has not given us a spirit of fear or timidness." I believe right now that God would have Christians all around the world rally behind the cause of Christ like never before. We need not be afraid of terrorists nor bombs. This is not a time to be afraid of snipers and let their actions stop us from doing what God is calling us to do for Him. Let's not be afraid of what men can do to our bodies, but actually live for the Lord and do great and mighty things for His cause.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will not let the dangers of this world stop you from serving the Savior of this world!

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.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Being Scared by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 12, 2009
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Being Scared by Keith Cook

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." John 10:27, 28

In America, in the fall season, many people will go to haunted houses and let people jump out at them and try to scare them. We have haunted woods, haunted houses, haunted warehouses and on and on. They are not real. They are fake.

We also have scores of movies and books all written and produced to scare us and shock us with gross and unimaginable horrors.

As a little boy I can remember watching a scary movie and not being able to sleep that night. My mother told me that I should never watch another scary movie again. She was right. I have too vivid of an imagination to let it run wild on evil and horrible things.

In my life I have learned many things about what scares me and what does not. Being alone, in the dark, in a cemetery, or even a church, is way up on my list of places that scare me. Isn't that amazing. I am a grown adult but being in the dark at a church or cemetery still gives me chills.

Why? One is a place of death and one is a place of life, yet the darkness puts them both in the same category to my senses. The absence of light produces fear and unnatural imaginations.

What about you? Are you letting your mind run wild on the wrong things?

You may avoid horror stories but are you letting the Devil interpret your life for you?

You may run from scary movies but are you watching your life unfold from the Devil's projection booth.

Don't listen to him. Don't let him scare you. What he says about you are lies. He wants to bring you down and defeat you. Don't let him.

Let the light of God's Word bring clarity and peace to your life. Turn the light up and let God shine on all your situations. Do not let anything scare you. Do not let anything keep you from the work of God in your life. Do not be scared away from doing the work God has for you to do.

Resist the Devil and he will flee from you.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for God to use you in this season of high interest in the supernatural. Use every opportunity to speak for Him and promote righteousness! Do not be scared of the Devil. Greater is He that is in you!

On The Go Prayer Focus: Pray for our India Festival and GoTeam. Praise God for each individual decision for Christ. Pray for our new brothers and sisters in Christ as they seek to know the Lord in a deeper way. Pray for their spiritual growth and they will become involved in a local Christian church.

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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Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Want To Go There! by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotion for October 11, 2009
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I Want To Go There! by Keith Cook

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33

When my son was little we would play a game where we would keep up with all the cars that we passed by trying to see how many different states they were from. We often would have sighted license plates from all over the United States by the time we arrived at some of our locations.

It is easier to see many different licenses when you travel to a heavily populated place like Orlando, Florida, as opposed to traveling across Kansas. Going to see Mickey Mouse always provided many hours of great fun. While driving for hours through wheat fields usually produced snores from the back seat. There were not very many tourists out on the plains until we would get near Wall Drug and Mount Rushmore.

I always loved seeing Wyoming's plates because they had a rodeo rider on them. Joan would always be looking for Mississippi because there is no place like home for her. Keith Jr always was looking for Hawaii and never seemed to find it!

Whenever we would be driving down the road and see a neat looking license plate, Keith Jr. would say, "Dad, I want to go there some time!" When you are young you want to do everything, go everywhere, be everything.

Let me ask you a question - Where do you want to go in life?

There are many places we all don't want to go:

Loneliville - Jesus said He came to give you life, real life, more abundantly than you have or could ever have without Him. Many people can be lonely and unfulfilled even in the midst of great activity. Jesus is the answer for loneliness.

Painville - We all avoid pain but it usually catches up to everyone eventually. There is the pain of failure, pain of regrets, pain of loss, pain of tragedy and injustice. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit for believers to be a comforter. He is able to comfort even when we do not know what is going on or where to go. Allow the Holy Spirit to be with you in your times of pain.

Fruitlessville - Many Christians know they are secure in Christ but they waste opportunities that God gives them to make a real difference for the Kingdom of Christ. By giving to Christian missions, doing local and international mission projects, being faithful to a local church, growing in the disciplines of the faith, and sharing one's testimony and the good news every believer will have great fruit as a believer and their fruit will remain.

Emptinessville - Living a life as if there was no God leads to an unfulfilled and empty life. Running out of life before allowing God any say in your life is such a waste. The countless amusements in the world and the endless number of television channels will not take the place of plain old-fashioned peace with God. When Jesus allows the Holy Spirit to fill you, you will overflow with joy, peace, happiness, contentment, purpose, power, and faith. What are you waiting for?

Valley of The Shadow - If you have to visit the valley of the shadow of death do not fear, Jesus will be with you.

Some places to consider visiting on your journey through life.

One Way Parkway - When you start your life you are taken care of by your parents. They make every decision for you. But once you reach the age of accountability you begin to make decisions on your own. Your bad actions are held against you. By your actions you are judged, rated, ranked, rewarded, fired, and blessed.

In order to become a Christian and be all God wants you to be you must walk down God's one-way street to the Cross of Jesus. Jesus died on the cross for you and wants you to admit you can not make it without God's help, believe in Jesus as your Savior, and ask Him to rule and direct your every step. Once you get on the right road Jesus actually will direct, steer, and drive your life if you will let Him.

Rightville - Knowing what is right and doing it is a virtue to visit every day in every way. Always allow the Holy Spirit to direct every area of your life.

Restoration City - Keeping a right relation with everyone is a must in life. Run from prejudice, anger, pride, bitterness, and unforgiveness.

Green Pastures - Growing in Christ means you will have a productive and happy life. Just like and animal grows by eating green grass, Christians grow by feeding on God's Word. The Bible should be your main health food. It should be devoured and feasted on if you want to live in Green Pastures.

Eternity Springs - Living forever in Heaven when you die is your final destination. Once you are in Christ your final destination is assured.

As Christians, we must give account of our actions, reactions, words, and how we use the gifts God has blessed us with. Choose today to follow God's path and walk in obedience to His plan.

Daily Prayer: Pray for guidance, direction, and sensitivity as you seek to put God first and choose to follow His plan for your life.

On The Go Prayer Focus: Praise God for the boldness He has given to each of our team members as they have ministered this week in India. Please pray for their safe journey back home.

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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Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Would This Help?" By Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotional for October 10, 2009
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"Would This Help?" By Keith Cook

"Instruct those who are rich in this world not to be conceded or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good to be rich in good works and to be generous and ready to share. Storing up for them selves treasures of good foundation for the future so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed." I Timothy 6.17-19

Recently my wife and I were praying and asking God to do something for us and we were saying "God if you don't come through for us we are sunk. We don't know what we are going to do."

As we were praying and trusting the Lord, we asked Him to do a miracle in the area of our finances. Miracuously, something happened right in the middle of our prayer. A young man who had only been married a couple of months called us up on the telephone. He had been on mission trips and local outreaches with us in the past. As we talked on the phone, he said, "God has told me...we have been blessed my wife and I and we wanted to do something special for you and your wife." He went on to say "Would this particular amount of money help at this time?" I excitedly said that he would not believe how wonderful that particular amount was and that God had really spoken to him because that was the exact amount that we needed to do what God was calling us to do. We all rejoiced that God would love us all so much to reveal His will to us and also that He would use us to do His will together.

You know there are people that God has blessed and they need to realize that it is important for them to share what they have with other people. We have been blessed to be a blessing. It is so hard to let go of our stuff and let God use it for His work. Tithes, offerings, gifts, and donations are all to be give cheerfully and quickly to the work of God.

Why not today share with someone around you that you know that has got a special need. Be used of God today. I'm not talking about giving to a ministry like On The Go or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, but to individuals and special needs that God shows you today.

Daily Prayer Focus: Be obedient to God's leading in your giving this week. Ask God who you can bless.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's "Hyderabad City Fest" in India in conjunction with the Next Generation Alliance and the Passion for People. Pray with us that God will draw the lost to the events and that He will prepare their hearts for the message of the Gospel.

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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Friday, October 9, 2009

Escape by Keith Cook

On The Go Daily Devotional for October 9, 2009
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Escape by Keith Cook

Recently I was talking with author, Ken Abraham, about writing. I was really looking for some good writing tips to improve my communication skills. I was not searching for what I got. Ken made a statement right in the middle of our conversation that hit me like a ton of bricks. He referred to some secular books as "escape reading."

As I pondered that term God started me thinking about my reading habits. That moved quickly to my leisure time habits and then God camped there for a while.

I love to read. I love mystery movies and westerns on television. I sometimes read a book a night. Louis L'Amour, Sherlock Holmes, Roy Rogers, Tom Clancy, Star Trek, all have been used to help me escape.

What am I escaping to? What am I escaping for? Do I need a secular escape? Can non-religious entertainment ever be okay for me?

After I became a Christian God led me to stop most of my secular practices. I was so worldly. After about ten years God said it was alright for me to begin to read secular books and even listen to good secular music. It was hard for me and I always felt guilty, but God wanted me to have a safe escape. My conscience had been under His control long enough for me to know when a book, magazine, movie, or music were off limits.

After a while I was devouring L'Amour westerns. I loved them. I was reading several a week. It was fun and I was having a great time. Then God moved me to chart my reading habits. Most of my reading was now secular and very little was Christian.

God led me to make the following little rule for my life. For every five religious books I read I can read a secular book. This pattern works for me. For every hour I spend watching my NFL Titans football team, I have to spend equal amounts of time in quality time with my family and friends. (That means talking and listening!)

God has shown me I do need to escape. I need to rest my religious mind. I do need to leave work behind for a while. I do need to give up the pressure of being the man of the family with all the answers. But I need to escape with boundaries and these boundaries always must include Him!

What are your escape mechanisms?

How much time do you spend escaping reality?

What could you do to get back in balance?

Is God giving you your healthy pattern or safe parameters for leisure?

Daily Prayer Focus: Thank God for your "escape mechanisms". Ask Him if you have discipline and standards in your times of rest.

On The Go Prayer Focus: India Festival team as they are ministering in Satellite Crusades, schools, local street meetings, and City Fest throughout Hyderabad this week. God is greatly using the evangelists, MotoCross, Xtreme Team, BMX team, and medical team. Pray for decisions for Christ and lives to be changed by the power of the gospel.

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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City Fest is taking shape at the Festival Grounds

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The City Fest Festival Team is preparing the site for an amazing outreach - right in the heart of the city of Hyderabad, India.

The ramps for the Action Sports area are all in and ready.
The Festival grounds are ready for the people.
The stage is ready for the bands and speakers.
The Friends of the Festival are ready for those making decisions.

Pray for the event as the gates open in less than 2 hours. Keith and Brad will be sharing the Good News several times at the event.