OCTOBER 16

PRAYER PARTNERS

Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.   Matthew 18:19

The people who will truly stand in agreement with you in prayer are priceless. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16). One can chase a thousand and two can put ten thousand to flight.

It is a privilege to pray in agreement with others. I am honored when someone asks me to pray for them. I will stand in prayer of agreement until we see results. (1 John 5:14-15)

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24. Prayer changes  things.

You are very much needed to stand in the gap for family, friends and those who ask you for prayer. I pray for you to be encouraged and blessed beyond measure.

God KNOWS I’m A Woman, Opal

OCTOBER 15

A HANDBOOK FOR LIVING

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

The Word of God needs to occupy the highest place of importance in your life. It is God speaking directly to you. You can apply it to every situation and circumstance that comes your way.

A few times in my life over the last 25 years, I set aside about an hour extra first thing in the morning, to read the four gospels and the Book of Acts through 3 times in 30 days.

Although it was a lot of extra reading, I found myself doing more than I had done previously, and getting things in order. That which had become overwhelming started to shape up.

Don’t wait until you think you have time to read and study the Word. Satan will always try to make sure you never have enough time.

Press in if you have to, but invest the time to give the Word first priority. You will be amazed at the results in every area of your life. I don’t know how God does it, but He seems to multiply time when you put Him and His Word first. Trust Him and do good. God bless you.

God KNOWS I’m A Woman, Opal

OCTOBER 14

GREATER WORKS

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12

Jesus said Believers will do greater works than He did. This is difficult for our minds to comprehend. He did not say only pastors, apostles, evangelists, prophets, and teachers….. He said the greater works will be done by Believers.

If you are a Believer, He is speaking to you. Prior to the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost only moved upon people. Now with the indwelling of the crucified and risen Saviour and the Holy Ghost, He lives in Believers.

It is the great commission of the Lord to all Believers, filled with the Holy Spirit, to spread the love and truth of Jesus all over the world through our daily walk 24/7. People see our example. They can feel Gods love through us. The Spirit draws people into our path that need Jesus, healing, or just need to be encouraged.

God works through laying on of hands and prayer of agreement anywhere. ( Mark 16:15-20; Matthew 18:19). People are drawn by Holy Spirit to Don and I when we are shopping, out to eat or while we do errands. We stop pray for them right then wherever we are, because this is the way Jesus ministered.

He can also work through a phone call, through social media and numerous other ways. I receive many requests from people messaging or texting and through email. Don and I pray for all requests and we also pray for them in our group meeting. God is answering his in awesome ways. Miracles, signs and wonders follow prayer of agreement in Jesus name.

Let God use you anywhere He leads. Go where He sends and do what He says in Jesus name. He will take care of the rest. And you will be greatly blessed. Peace. God bless you.

God KNOWS I’m A Woman, Opal

OCTOBER 13

WALKING UPRIGHTLY

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. Job 1:1

What does it mean to walk uprightly? The Word describes Job blameless and upright, one who feared God and shunned evil. To walk uprightly is to obey God, walk in love toward all, and to avoid willful sin.

Keeping our ears and eyes from unclean things eliminates a lot of temptations that satan tries to put in our pathway.

Those who walk uprightly are not hypocrites, speaking one way and living another. They walk the same in the public as they do at in private. They stay humble and maintain unwavering faith.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11

As you continue to walk uprightly and pleasing to God, He will overload you with blessings. Give Him all praise, honor and glory! When your praises go up, the blessings come down.

God KNOWS I’m A Woman, Opal

OCTOBER 12

THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I Timothy 6:12

You have an enemy that will try to oppose your faith. This happens to all. The enemy has no mercy.  Your faith will be opposed by pain, circumstance and naysayers.  It is very important for you to shield your faith from the fiery darts of the enemy.

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:16.

To quench the firey darts,  stand on the same Word you stood on before the  firey darts! Keep reading the Word. Keep praying. Keep standing. Keep believing.  Keep a positive faith response.

The fight you and I face is to maintain our stance. Be fully persuaded by keeping the promises of God in your mouth! When the enemy attacks, use your faith to cross the bridge and access all that grace has provided.

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13

Hold onto your faith and peace. Trust God and do good. Look up and rejoice. It shall be well with you. God bless you.

God KNOWS I’m A Woman, Opal

OCTOBER 11

A CHANGE OF PLANS

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:11

Like most people, when I was a child I had dreams of the future when I would be grown up, happily married with children. I first thought I would be a nurse.

Then my Moma had surgery when I was in the eighth grade. As they brought her back to the room and she looked so weak and fragile … I fainted. When I came to the nurses were ministering to me, while telling my Moma I would be ok.

Another time I fainted at the sight of blood. Then a friend was getting a splinter out of my finger and I fainted. All three of these events were when I was in the eighth grade, I decided I wanted to be a teacher instead of a nurse.

In my freshman year, at the age of 14, I met Don Dalton. We were married when I was seventeen. He was eighteen. I didn’t go to college to become a teacher, and neither did he pursue the career he had planned.

The first nine years of marriage we were blessed with five amazing children. At the time of this writing, our family has increased to include three sons in love (one of which is in heaven), a daughter in love, nine grand children and nine great grands. My husband and I have been married fifty seven years.

The years have passed so quickly. Often plans changed as we went along. Throughout the life happenings on our journey in the valleys and on mountain tops, one thing has been constant … our steadfast faith in God.

Decisions made today affect not only your future, but the future of others for years to come. Wherever you have been or what you have done is past. Regardless of your age or present situation, the plan of God for you gives hope and a good future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

It is the will of God for you to prosper and be in health as your soul prospers. (3 John 2). Attitude matters. Stay focused on the positive! Your best days can begin now. Always be thankful and keep the faith. Trust and obey God and do good.

I may sound like a broken record in saying these things. But you are always blessed when you trust and obey God and do good. (Isaiah 50:10; Psalm 37:3). Give Him praise for He is always faithful to keep His promises to you.

God KNOWS I’m A Woman

OCTOBER 10

SILENCE THE CRITICS

For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. I Peter 2:16.

If you do anything, or if you don’t, you will be criticized at some point in your life. There are always people who think they know what you should do or not do, or things they think you should do differently.

As an employee on a job, under the authority of someone else, of course you should do your best to accomplish your assignments with a spirit of excellence. However, when you own your own business, it is another story. It is your vision and plan to oversee, as you feel is best. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep an open mind to ideas of others. It is just that the final decision is yours alone, and shouldn’t be swayed by other opinions or uninvited input.

It is the same way working in the ministry or in your personal life. When you seek God and you know you have heard from God, then do only what God says. Only be led by the Spirit and things will turn out the way God has ordained. (Galatians 5:16). One thing is certain, God will never tell you to do anything, contrary to His Word.

Criticism and persecutions will come along. Jesus said it would be this way. (Mark 10:30). The flesh wants to kick in and say or do something which would most likely be regretted later. Yielding to the flesh only leads to confusion. It creates drama and strife which are all birthed by the devil.

Keeping quiet and giving no place to the devil drives him into a panic attack. Prayer and continuing to do what you are doing without reacting to the enemy is the best way to silence the critics.

Fret not thyself because of evil doers. They are here today and gone tomorrow. (Psalm 37:1-2). Give the critics no place, and eventually they will move on.

Jesus was persecuted and criticized constantly, but it never stopped him. He continued to go about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. (Acts 10:38)

Continue to trust in the Lord and do good. (Psalm 37:3-5). You will always come out ok when you are obedient to God. Be encouraged and be blessed.

God KNOWS I’m A Woman: Opal