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On Fire for Christ

I thank God in my remembrance,
Always in every prayer of mine;
Through the hardship and incumbrance,
That tries to subdue the Divine.

I am making my prayer with joy,
For you in making a request;
That you are able to employ,
With methods in doing your best.

Your fellowship in the Gospel,
From the first time until today;
Confident to reach the people,
Showing how to trust and obey.

For he who began a good deed,
Will bring it to a completion;
God will give you all that you need,
For an abundant repletion.

So it is right for me to feel,
Because I hold you in my heart;
Partakers of spiritual zeal,
Having the grace as to impart.

Because the Lord is my witness,
As I yearn for the affection;
To maintain spiritual fitness,
Avoiding earthly addiction.

For it is my prayer that your love,
May abound yet as more and more;
With the knowledge from up above,
In all judgment being at the core.

Approve things that are excellent,
For that day be pure and blameless;
Without offense being prudent,
Filled with the fruit of righteousness.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Thanksgiving and Prayer Philippians 1:3-10

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Written on August 14, 2022

Submitted by sir_ricky on August 13, 2022

1:10 min read

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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  • Dougla$Irishman
    Excellent poem about our relationship with the Lord.
    Phil 4: 11 tells us about our life when we are sick and old.
    Not that I speak in respect of want, For I have learned in whatever state I am,
    to be content !
    A lifetime of service to our King will prove we are still an able servant even unto death !
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  • FromRon
    I could feel your poem in my heart. What perfection! It's added to my collection.
    LikeReplyReport1 month ago


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