Thursday, January 13, 2022

Remember The Great I AM!

My Friend,

I wanted to share something I communicated in 2019 as I believe someone needs to hear this and receive this reminder and small glimpse of Who He Is!

Read Exodus 3:13-15. In Holiness and Great Power God spoke these words about Who He IS... "I AM WHO I Am.".

God is The Great I AM that generations have worshiped and revered! He is The One true God Who is beyond time and space. He’s always been…He has no beginning and no end. He simply...IS!

Flash forward to the New Testament where Jesus stated He was the I AM and Jesus asked on multiple occasions, "Who do you say that I Am?" (Mark 8:29 and Matthew 16:15)

This question is vital to you and I as Who He is and how we view Him should collide with and change our world view including our sense of identity as our identity ought to be grounded in The Great I AM!

He is the same I AM that has always existed.
He is the same I AM Who was there during creation and Who spoke everything into existence.
He is the same I AM Who gave us life.
He is the same I AM Who carries you, sustains you, guides you, and protects you day-by-day.

You and I need to also understand that Jesus is the same I AM being fully God Who chose to come in the flesh to dwell among us.

No matter what you're facing right now, pause for a moment and remember that if you're in Christ, You walk with The Great I AM...and, He is with you always!

You're in my prayers.

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

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Monday, January 10, 2022

January 2022 Memory Verses.

Hello My Friend,

To kick our 2022 monthly scripture memorization off, I've suggested 2 verses (of the many) for your memorization that are focused on honoring, serving, and loving God first and other people.
Here are the memory verses for January: Matthew 22:37-39 and Philippians 2:3-4.

As always, I've suggested the ESV version which is the version I use most often, however, if you have another good word for word translation you enjoy, feel free to memorize it in that version. It's completely up to you.
You'll notice that following the verses is a list of some basic themes/topics. I've included those suggestions as I learned many years ago that having at least one theme or topic in mind when you memorize scripture helps you store them in memory and as you have conversations with others in the future, I can guarantee that as those themes/topics come up, the scripture you've memorized will also come to mind and you may share encouragement from God's Word or re-encourage yourself!
We're reminded of the importance of God's Word by a question from Psalm 119:9, "How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word" and then in Psalm 119:11 that, "I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you."
So how do you "guard your ways according to God's Word" and how do you "store up His Word in your heart?" One way is summed up in these three words: Memorize God's Word! 🙂
Abiding in The Word through reading, studying, memorization and living it out are vital keys to our growth.
Have fun with it! Don't stress about it! And, as always, be in The Word and stay in The Word!
You're in my prayers and please reach out if you need any tips.
Your Brother and Servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch
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