Monday, December 04, 2023

Free Christmas Devotionals!

Hello Friend,

First off, Merry Christmas! 


If you're looking for a free devotional, I wanted to encourage you to check out my two current YouVersion Christmas Devotionals:


Christmas: The Promise Fulfilled and The Wonder of Christmas.


Both are geared to help you and I in some small way set our hearts, minds and and souls on the Wonder and Awe of all that Jesus has done for you and I that we remember and celebrate during Christmas and all year through. 

Click on the links below:

Christmas: The Promise Fulfilled:

http://bible.com/r/3U7 


The Wonder of Christmas:

http://bible.com/r/3To


Or, you can search for my name, Randolph Koch in the YouVersion Bible App to find them there. 


Thank you in advance for subscribing to and completing the free devotional and again, Merry Christmas! May you always remember that Jesus is The Reason for The Christmas Season! 


You're in my prayers and again, Merry Christmas! 


You're in my prayers. πŸ™πŸΌ

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch


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Thursday, November 30, 2023

30 Days of Thanksgiving & Gratitude Is Now Complete!

Hello,

Today is the end of our 30 Days of Thanksgiving & Gratitude Challenge!

I pray that you were encouraged and blessed as you paused and focused on giving thanksgiving and gratitude to God for who He is and all He continues to bless us with!

I'd absolutely love to hear about your experience the last 30 days! 

Please share a comment here, or send me a message, or and e-Mail via rlk@ashspeherdsheart.org

It's never too late to being a fresh new start of giving thanksgiving and gratitude to Him!

Download your free copy of the guider here: 30 Days of Thanksgiving & Gratitude!

I'm thankful and grateful to God for the honor of serving you! 

You're in my prayers. πŸ™πŸΌ

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

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Friday, November 24, 2023

Advent 2023!

Hello Friend!

It's Christmas time! 

Let me be one of the first to wish you a Merry Christmas! 


Did you know that incorporating Advent into your Christmas celebration can be a fantastic way to help focus your heart, worship, and celebration on the birth of Christ / His first coming?... which is the reason we celebrate CHRISTmas in the first place!


Advent is a more traditional part of Christmas that is still observed by many as it can be a very meaningful part of your Christmas remembrance. 


This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent and I wanted to share a free resource with you that I created titled, "Celebrating Advent" 

If you'd like to download your free gift copy in PDF format, please click on the following link:


https://tinyurl.com/yx54znh7


Have a wonderful Christmas as you celebrate the birth of Christ!


Please keep an eye out for a weekly post wherever A Shepherd's Heart is via social media for each week's Advent remembrance.


Because He is The reason for the season, Your Brother and Servant in Christ,


Randolph Koch


-Founder and Servant-Shepherd of A Shepherd's Heart


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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Special Announcement: Cultivating An Attitude Of Thanksgiving and Gratitude.

Dear Friend,

Thanks for stopping by the A Shepherd's Heart Website!

I'm excited to share that my latest YouVersion specific 5-Day devotional plan, "Cultivating An Attitude of Thanksgiving and Gratitude", just launched!


Here is the link to the devotional plan:

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/41491-cultivating-an-attitude-of-thanksgiving-and-grati


This plan is a collection of 5 days / 5 Simple Thanksgiving and Gratitude devotions to help us cultivate an attitude and mindset of thanksgiving and gratitude.


We all need to grow in the mindset of thanksgiving and gratitude.


Through this devotional plan you will be reminded of the importance of being thankful and grateful to God as you continually work to cultivate an attitude and mindset of thanksgiving and gratitude.


Please consider subscribing to and completing the devotional plan and please share it with family and friends!


I'm thankful for you and you are in my prayers! 


I've had to take a break from creating new YouVersion plans due many things going on in life so I'm very excited to finally share a new plan with you!


Thank you for being a part of the A Shepherd's Heart community and celebrating the launch of this new plan with me! 


You're in my prayers. πŸ™πŸΌ

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,


Randolph Koch


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Wednesday, November 01, 2023

30 Days of Thanksgiving & Gratitude!

My Friend,

Welcome to November 2023! 

It's a great month and season to pause and focus on giving thanksgiving and gratitude to God for who He is and all He continues to bless us with!

To help us do just that, I've created a simple 30 Day Calendar of Thanksgiving & Gratitude for you to download and keep electronically or to print out to be a guide this month.

Each day has a scripture listed as a suggestion to read, study, possibly memorize, write out, but most of all, to serve as a prompt as you seek to give thanks and express gratitude to The King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 

30 Days of Thanksgiving & Gratitude Preview

Download your free copy here: 30 Days of Thanksgiving & Gratitude!
 
I hope you enjoy this resource and I pray you make time these next 30 days, (and all year through) to express thankfulness and gratitude to The Lord! πŸ™πŸΌ

I'm thankful and grateful to God for the honor of serving you! 
You're in my prayers!

You're in my prayers. πŸ™πŸΌ
Your Brother and Servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch

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Thursday, October 05, 2023

He Must Increase, I Must Decrease!

My Friend,

Our lives are supposed to be about our Savior Jesus Christ.  Our lives are supposed to point to Him and not just ourselves.  Our lives are supposed to be about building His Kingdom and not just our little kingdom.  Our lives are supposed to be about bringing glory to Him and exalting Him, not ourselves.  Please listen to this brief message and then pass it on.  
Please take time to read, study in context, and take to heart John 3:30.  He must increase, we must decrease.  You are in my prayers. Please pray for me as well.
Your Brother and Servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch Connect with A Shepherd's Heart: https://linktr.ee/ashepherdsheart (Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok, YouTube, Website, YouVersion, Telegram, and More). Please help us reach and help people for God's Kingdom and Glory! Any spare change would be a blessing! πŸ™πŸΌ
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Friday, September 15, 2023

Pray At All Times!

My Friend,

No matter what you face each day, let me encourage you to make prayer a priority. Make it your first response and not an afterthought.

Check out this brief video with a poignant quote:

Take time to read, study, and take to heart 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:6, and Ephesians 6:18 for starters. Approaching God in prayer is a blessing, gift, and privilege so don't take it for granted and again, make prayer for yourself and others a priority. You are in my prayers. Please pray for me as well. Your brother and servant in Christ, Randolph Koch
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

God Will Use You Despite Your Brokenness!

My Friend,

You may think that God doesn't want to use you or can't use you because of your past or current issues or brokenness.
Let me tell you that this is the furthest thing from the truth!
The Lord is The Great Physician and is more than capable of mending your brokenness while simultaneously continuing to fulfill the purpose, will, and plan He has for you.

Check out this short message featuring a poignant quote:
I pray that you allow Him to heal you according to His power. He has a purpose, will, and plan for you and He wants to use you for His kingdom and glory. Trust Him, follow Him, and serve Him how He directs.

God Will Use You Despite Your Brokenness!
You are in my prayers. Please pray for me as well.
Your brother and servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch
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Thursday, August 24, 2023

He Is Your Rock!

My Friend,

My hope is that none of us has to hit rock bottom in order to discover that God truly is our Rock. 

I pray that no matter where you are today in life, that you rest in the truth that He alone is your Rock no matter what! 

He is your firm and true foundation, so seek Him as your foundation and trust Him as your foundation. 

Take time to read, study, and take to heart Matthew 7:24-27, Ephesians 2:19– 21,  and 1 Peter 2:6 for starters.

You are in my prayers. Please pray for me as well. πŸ™πŸΌ

Your brother and servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

 

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Taste And See That The Lord Is Good!

My Friend,

I want to encourage you today that The Lord is good.

Please listen to this brief message and be lifted up. Please pass it on to others who may be encouraged by this too.


Take time to read, study, and take to heart, Psalm 34:8. You are in my prayers.
Your brother and servant in Christ, Randolph Koch

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Monday, June 19, 2023

An Encouragement For Discouraged Dads

Dear Men, especially Dads,

On Father's Day I had the honor of reading a post that was forwarded to me and as an imperfect father of 5 (all who are young adults now), I found it super comforting, special, and like a healing balm to the soul, mind, and spirit of this dad.  

I asked the author, Cendrine Hosoda for permission to share it with you and she graciously agreed as she would like this to reach other dads. Thank you Cendrine!

Please read this guest post and I pray you are as encouraged as I am by what she shared. Always remember that there is still time to change, grow, and heal as a man, father, and grandpa. Don't give up!

God is with you and will help you in your journey. 

Your Brother and Servant In Christ,
Randolph Koch


An Encouragement For Discouraged Dads
By Cendrine Hosoda

To all the discouraged dads out there on Father's Day,

I want you to know that I think about you today. Maybe your kids don't acknowledge this day, or perhaps you feel like you've messed up too badly. It's possible that you're overwhelmed with confusion, not even knowing where to start. I want to apologize for the lack of modeling and guidance you received growing up, and for the deficiencies you're still trying to navigate in your own heart.

I understand the weight of shame and the high pressure placed on men to represent God the Father to their children. It's a daunting standard that can paralyze you. I know firsthand the battle and the pain that comes with not turning out the way you wanted to for your kids. It hurts when your best intentions don't translate and your efforts go unnoticed because you were unable to connect or understand your child's needs.

I'm sorry for all the times you weren't seen and met in your own needs. It's no wonder that hopelessness and the desire to give up may seem like the only option. But today, I want to be a voice of grace and hope for you. You matter. Your pain matters. What you didn't learn matters. What you wish you had matters. The fact that you resemble your father more than you wanted to matters. Your hurt matters. Your sense of failure matters.

It matters that you tried. It matters if you didn't try and now you regret it. There is grace for every scenario. You can't control the outcome, but you can start pursuing steps toward wellness now. It is never too late for you to begin this journey. The best thing you can do for your kids, even if they won't speak to you or if you doubt they'll ever see your changes, is to pursue change for yourself. You are worth the investment, and it will make a difference.

I won't sugarcoat it. It will be one of the hardest things you'll ever do, but I implore you, on this Father's Day when you feel the pain of failure, disappointment, and grief, make a promise to yourself. Take one step toward working on yourself and allowing God and His servants to help you uncover the person your heart may have stopped dreaming you could be.

It won't be easy, and it will take time. But I promise you, the pain of growth will be worth every bit of it. Your time is not over. The bravest and greatest thing you can do is say, "I'm going to do this. I'm going to work on myself. I'm going to let God have the final say, not people or myself."

May you feel renewed hope that you are not beyond help and hope. Know that I am praying for you as you embark on this journey. I believe in you. You can do this. It will make a difference.

Happy Father's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Happy Mother's Day!



My friend,
Happy Mother's Day!
I'm thankful for all of you amazing moms!
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May you be blessed! 
Proverbs 31:28‭-‬29 ESV
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This brief encouragement message is for you via this video. 

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You're in my prayers!
Your Brother and Servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Was Jesus Trying To Appear To Be Inclusive And Tolerant?

My Friend,

There are many who try to proclaim that Jesus was attempting to be inclusive and tolerant when He ate with sinners, tax collectors, and more.

However, was that His purpose?

Jesus spoke many the world at time would not but was He trying to affirm them in what God's Word does not?  Or was He seeking to lovingly lead them to repentance?

Please listen to this brief message.

I encourage you to read, study, and take to heart Jesus' interaction with the woman at the well in John 8 as one of several examples where you and I see Jesus' heart and example in motion.

You might also take a look at the following passages that help lay the pathway or road to salvation: Romans 3:10-12, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, and Romans 10:8-10, 13.

Do love your neighbor but be biblical in how you love your neighbor just like Jesus.

You're in my prayers!
Your Brother and Servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch

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Monday, April 24, 2023

God Loves You!


My friend, 

I simply want to remind you that God loves you very very much!

No matter what you think, feel, or try to convince yourself of... the truth is that He loves you!

No matter what the enemy of your soul or others try to whisper in your ear to try and sow a seed of doubt... remember that He loves you!

Here are a few of the many scriptures that will remind you that He, again...loves you!

-Jeremiah 31:3

-John 3:16-17

-1 John 4:7-10

-1 John 3:1

-Galatians 2:20

-Ephesians 2:4-5

May you be overjoyed and overwhelmed by the truth and reminder of His great love for you!

Your Brother and Servant in Christ, 

Randolph Koch 

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

How Can I Pray For You?

Hello Friend,

Please listen to this brief message and then reach out if you need prayer or have ideas for posts, scriptures etc: https://youtu.be/I7RWiHO-lZ0


I'm here to serve you! 

Your brother and servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

2023 February Through July Memory Verses: Part 2!

Hello Friend! 

As a follow-up to my last communication, at long last, here are the February - July Memory Verse for our Romans Road theme:








Check out the following posts to refresh your memory if needed:
1. Memory Verses
2. Memory Verse Pointers

Please feel free to reach out with any prayer needs as I'm here to serve you! 

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch 

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