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Continue steadfastly in prayer,
Watchful in it with thanksgiving;
Supplicate to the Lord to share,
The tribulations in living.

Pray also for those that you know,
That God may open up the door;
Unveils the mystery to show,
Of utterance of the Savior.

I hope that I may make it clear,
For which is how I ought to speak;
How we should honor and revere,
God in Heaven to whom we seek.

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders,
Making the best use of the time;
Tearing down any dividers,
That hearts are jocund and sublime.

Let your speech always be with grace,
While being seasoned with salt;
So that you might know by each face,
Answering each one as you ought.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Speaking to God and Others Colossians 4:2-6

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Written on September 17, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on September 16, 2021

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Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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