Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My Armor

The bible has been my friend since 2008 and I see no end to this divine friendship.  I have every belief that it will see me to the end of my life.  I wouldn't want it any other way!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


God and I have this thing about pennies.  He has assured me that when I retire, He will #continue to meet all of my needs.  He has laid a path of pennies that you simply would not believe. 

Anyway, yesterday I went upstairs to the locker room to pray and there was a penny.  As I was leaving work, there right in my path, another one.  And, just now, I took something to my car and another one.....

I'm just saying......

I so trust Him!  :-)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Today's Truth

Romans 16:20 (WEB)

And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Promise #271: I will soon crush the evil one under your feet.

In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus taught us to ask our Father to ‘deliver us from evil’. Jesus wouldn’t have told us to pray this way unless He was certain that His Father would answer this prayer.

We know that in this world, we will have trouble in life because we live in a fallen world. Hurting people hurt other people and the cause and effect of a fallen humanity causes many evil things to happen. However, that does not mean that we are in subjection to the prince of the power of air. In James 4:7, the Bible says, resist the devil and he will flee from you.

In Romans 8:37, Paul says that we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. As Paul continues to write the book of Romans, he goes on to say in today’s promise found in Romans 16:20, that the God of peace will soon crush the evil one beneath our feet.

No matter what circumstances you are facing today, be encouraged that our God and Father will soon give us an eternal victory and crush the evil one beneath our feet! ...So rest in this amazing promise and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
-Devotion by Barry Adams

Sunday, September 27, 2015

My Real Protector!

Psalm 23:4 (WEB)

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Promise #269: When you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will be with you.

Today's promise is a much loved verse from the often quoted Psalm 23. Most times, we might quote this verse at a funeral service or at another time of extreme loss and of course this verse is fitting for those occasions. At the end of our lives, it is comforting to know that God will never ever leave us.

However, I do want to ask you to think of another application of this promise... Jesus told us that except a seed falls in the ground and dies, it abides alone (John 12:24). The principle of the Christian life is a continual letting go of things, allowing them to 'die', only to see them resurrected again by the power of the Holy Spirit. Whether those things are dreams or desires, the principle of the cross (death, burial, resurrection) is a resounding theme in the daily Christian life.

In that context, when you are feeling like God is asking you to surrender something dear to you, when you are in a sense walking through the shadow of death for something that you have hoped for, be comforted in knowing that God is very close to you in those times of surrender and His staff and rod will bring comfort to you. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy is coming in the morning! (Psalm 30:5)

-Devotion by Barry Adams

#Promise by my Heavenly Father, the Creator of Heaven and Earth

End of the day...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Waiting on God in the parking lot



Yesterday the Pope was visiting our Nation's Capitol.  It was a #ginormous celebration for Washington, D.C. To say that a lot of planning, preparations and security measures were put in place would be an understatement.

But yes, he is here and almost everyone appears excited and overjoyed by his presence.  Everyone is hoping to get a glimpse of his hear him even touch him or his robe perhaps...

For me, it's business as usual. At my desk doing case reviews, signing affidavits and monitoring the radio for priority calls.

I know that he is a man of the cloth and I know many admire his position, power and authority but Jesus is Lord.

I pray that during his visit here in D.C., Philly and New York, that he will use this very important opportunity and public forum to tell others that Jesus is Lord, and the only way to be secure in your eternal salvation is to repent of your sins and to ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life.

The only way to end this violence, death and destruction...the pride, evil and poverty....the abuse, divorce and lack of parenting....the overcrowded prisons, the human trafficking, the abortions and the homelessness.... the only way to find HOPE, PEACE, REDEMPTION, FORGIVENESS, RESTORATION, ACCEPTANCE, WISDOM, LOVE and GRACE is to repent of our sins and to ask Jesus to be the Lord of our lives. 

John 14:6
New International Version
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Romans 14:11
New International Version
It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'"

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thank YOU For Your Protection

1 Peter 3:9 WEB
"...not rendering evil for evil, or insult for insult; but instead blessing;
knowing that to this were you called, that you may inherit a blessing."

Promise #261: I have called you to inherit My blessing.

In this Scripture passage, the Apostle Peter is encouraging us not to repay evil for evil, but rather be a blessing instead. If we are living with an orphan perspective, we will have to scratch and claw for everything we get in life. When people do evil things to us, we will need to respond in the same way back to them. The life of an orphan is lonely and scary. An orphan is left to their own devices to manage life.

The life of a son or daughter however, is quite different. They know that they are loved beyond imagination and are safe from harm. They live in the reassurance that they are blessed beyond measure and that they have a rich inheritance of many blessings yet to come. In Ephesians 1:3, the Bible says that our Heavenly Father has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heaven. The life that we are called to live is a life of abundance and blessing.

That is why when someone acts in an 'orphan-like' way to us, even a brother or sister in Christ, we don't have to respond in a similar way, but we can respond with blessings. May each one of us be so filled with the revelation that we have been called to inherit a blessing, that we become an absolute outflow of blessings to others!

- Devotion by Barry Adams

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Quiet Tears

At my desk

Quiet tears falling from His faithfulness and His goodness.  His #tenderlovingkindness!

#Isaiah 61

Two Praises!

Yesterday I needed You God and You were there.

I prayed with the 1D Divas ..... wow!!!!!!!!!!!! "Thank You!"

Later, the enemy showed up and it was overbearing.........

#BUT because of Your #faithfulness, I was able to stand firm.

THANK YOU for the below #promise and devotional.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 (WEB)

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you,
and guard you from the evil one.

Promise #258: I will be faithful to give you My strength and protection.

God is faithful. He will never leave you or forsake you and He has promised to protect you from the evil one. In a world that is full of broken promises, this is something that we can know and rely on. The NIV Bible says 2 Thessalonians 3:3 this way... But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.(NIV)

You can rest in the fact that you are safe and secure in your heavenly Father's love. His Word is His bond and He is completely faithful to do all that He promises. May faith rise up in our hearts today to believe that God is who He says He is and that we are who He says we are... His beloved children (1 John 3:1).

We don't have to defend ourselves from the onslaughts of an orphan world system because He has promised to defend and protect us! ...After all, He is our Dad and that is what good fathers do!
Photo by Martin Smith

-From Barry Adams

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Texting w/my daughter :-)

#Soon ...... very soon!  LORD Willing :-)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WOW! Wow! Wow!

He's #faithful and I just love Him!  Yes, Jesus!

Yesterday I was hoping to have my application for retirement signed off, but I needed an appointment.  Silly me.  I had no idea. Lol

But as I came back, parked my car and walked into the parking lot.....there she was.  The Monarch fluttered right past me!  MY Beautiful Blissful Friend!!!!

And today, I got what I needed.  A signature.  What a feeling.  Lord, willing, I'll be a civilian soon.

And....not only did I get a signature, He gifted me with 20 pennies to add to my joy!  God and I have a personal "thing" regarding pennies.  YES, Lord!  I so trust You!

God You are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo good and soooooooooooooo faithful.  When I found these 2 dimes this morning, I was thinking, "How cool would it be to find 5 pennies?"  WELL, I just did.  BUT that's so not news to YOU!  I went upstairs to pray and lo' and behold....I found these!
That's a total of (25) pennies to go with my almost 25 years of service.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


I was leaving work on Sunday and as I was making a U-turn....I had to stop and take this photo.  Thank You God that there was no one behind me honking their horn!  You know that I'm crazy in love with Your art work! I hope someone else noticed YOU too :-)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I So Trust YOU!


It all happened just as you planned it.  I found these on the ground next to my car when I got off work Sunday.  I so trust you.  I know that you hold my future in the palm of your hands. :-)

I keep saying that after my retirement, I don't have a penny or a plan.  My life is yours and so is any money that I have.  IT ALL BELONGS TO YOU!  The earth is yours and everything in it!

Psalm 24:1

"Of David. A psalm. The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;..." (NIV)

Thank you also for that awesome sermon on the way to the office.  It was so very timely, but you already knew that!!!!!!!!!!!