Friday, March 29, 2024

A Good Friday Reflection.

Dear Friend

It's Good Friday, a day we set aside for a time of meaningful reflection as you remember Jesus' ultimate sacrifice. 

To help you reflect, this post contains the seven statements Jesus said while on The Cross as recorded in The Gospel accounts. 



https://youtube.com/shorts/0e4kxAYxYVA?feature=share


Here's a free devotional that helps guide us through these 7 meaningful saying - 'The 7 Sayings of Jesus on The Cross': 

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/18966-the-7-sayings-of-jesus-on-the-cross


Here's a Good Friday Article / Devotional

https://www.ashepherdsheart.org/2016/03/we-call-it-good-fridaybecause-it-was.html


I pray you set aside time to seek The Lord in His Word and through prayer. May you take time to worship, adore, and thank Him for His perfect and complete sacrifice for you so that you might have life and salvation in Him. 

He died for our good and may we never forget it or take it for granted. 

Have a blessed Good Friday as you humbly contemplate all today signifies!


Your Brother and Servant in Christ,


Randolph Koch


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Monday, March 25, 2024

Welcome to Passion Week!

Hello Friend,


Welcome to Passion Week! Please listen to this brief message. 


If you're interested in checking out The 7 Sayings of Jesus on the Cross YouVerion devotional, you can search for it in the YouVerion app or here's the direct link.  

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/18966

The audio narration I recorded will be live in the app in about a week. 

Have a blessed Passion Week as you celebrate and contemplate all Jesus has accomplished so you and I might have salvation and life in and through Him through His free gift of salvation!


Your brother and servant in Christ,


Randolph Koch


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Friday, March 22, 2024

The Importance of Perseverance.

My Friend,

It's no doubt that God uses our hard season of trials and battles for His glory, and for our growth and good, but what if He has you and I go through things not only for us, but also for the benefit of others too?  God may use our trials to help others navigate their own trials by watching us! They will watch and see how we, (however imperfectly) persevere and  prayerfully display an unwavering faith through whatever we face in life.


Please take time to read, study, and take to heart Romans 5:1-5, James 1:12, Galatians 6:9, James 1:2-4, 1 Chronicles 16:11, Proverbs 3:5-6 for starters, and Galatians 6:2-5.
Our trials are an encouragement to others and I pray we allow God to use us for His kingdom and Glory and for the good and growth of ourselves and others in the process. They also move others and ourselves to pray and seek Him like never before! 
In closing, I want to encourage you to: 1. Continue to look to The Lord and seek His face always. (See  Chronicles 16:11). 2. Continue to persevere through each trial knowing He will lead you through it to the other side for His kingdom, glory and for your good and growth.  3. Be there for others and serve them as you seek to help encourage them, lift them up, pray for them, be an example for them, and bear one another's burdens.  You're in my prayers.  Your brother and servant in Christ, Randolph Koch Connect with A Shepherd's Heart: https://linktr.ee/ashepherdsheart (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Website, YouVersion, Telegram, and More)  Please like, comment, and reshare this message, and please like, follow, and subscribe to A Shepherd's Heart wherever you are are seeing this message.   Please help us reach and help people for God's Kingdom and Glory! Any spare change would be a blessing! 🙏🏼 Personal Fundraiser: https://www.givesendgo.com/ashepherdsheart Venmo: ashepherdsheart CashApp: $ashepherdsheart #perseverance #Bible #soulcare #Christian #ashepherdsheart

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Cease Striving, Trust The Lord, Get Back To God's Word.

My Friend,

Please listen to this brief encouragement and then, read, study, take to heart, and live out Psalm 46:10,  Matthew 11:28-30, and Proverbs 3:5-6 for starters.

You are in my prayers.

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

 

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Monday, February 26, 2024

A prayer for physical and spiritual protection and spiritual warfare readiness.

Dear Friend, 

Here's a prayer for you and I for physical and spiritual protection and spiritual warfare readiness. 

Make this prayer your own. 
 
Please take time to read, study, and take to heart Job 1:10 and Ephesians 6:10-18 for starters. 
 
Please save this prayer and reshare it with others.
 
You're in my prayers. 

Your brother and servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch
 

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Monday, February 12, 2024

What do you need to seek the Lord in faith for today?

My Friend,

What do you need to seek the Lord in faith for today? 

Please listen to and share this brief message today regarding a courageous portrait of faith. 


Please take time to read, study, and take to heart Luke 8:43-48 and  1 John‬ ‭5:14‭-‬15‬ ‭for starters. 


Seek The Lord through His Word, prayer, and The Holy Spirit. 

Reach out in faith and touch the hem of His garment. 

You're in my prayers! 

Your brother and servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch


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Thursday, February 08, 2024

Don't Love The World.

My Friend,

Don't love the world or the things of the world and do not conform to this world. 

Instead, you and I need to conform to the things of The Lord as outlined in His Word. Not in some legalistic way, rather a faithful, faith filled, and Spirit led way.

Please watch this bring message / quote:


Let me encourage you guard your heart, mind, soul, and eyes from the things that seek to distract you from and lure you away from everything that matters most...specifically the things of The Lord! 

Take time to read, study, and take to heart 1 John 2:15-16 and Romans 12:2 for starters. 

You're in my prayers! 

Your brother and servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

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Monday, February 05, 2024

A Prayer For You: God Is Our Refuge and Strength. 🙏🏼

My Friend, 

Please listen to my brief prayer for you and please make it your prayer also. 🙏🏼 


God is your refuge and strength, and He is with you everyday and every step of your journey. May you seek Him and cling to Him always in Jesus name I pray. Please take time to read study and take the heart ‭Psalm‬ ‭46:1‭-‬3‬ for starters. 
You're in my prayers. 

Your brother and servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

5 Encouragements For 2024!

Hello and Happy New Year Friend!

Thank you for the privilege of serving you in 2023! As we begin 2024, here are 5 encouragements for you!

Please listen to this brief message:

https://youtu.be/_H4f7ohONpg?si=Lj7LDqpQjPyG2oaL

I want to encourage you to...
1. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus.
Fix your eyes on The Lord, not your circumstances. (See Hebrews 12:2) I want to encourage you to... 2. Abide in Christ!
Regularly read, study, and live out His Word. (See John 8:31-32) I want to encourage you to... 3. Seek, Serve, Love, and Trust The Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. (See Proverbs 3:5-6 and Matthew 22:37-39). I want to encourage you to... 4. Stay prayerful & make prayer a priority: Pray more…stay in regular conversation with Him and intercession for others. (See 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) I want to encourage you to... 5. Stay Alert! Watch for The Lord’s Return, Be on alert against the schemes of the enemy, and stay armored up! (See Matthew 24:40-44, Ephesians 6:10-18, 1 Peter 5:8) Let me encourage you to take time to read, study, and take heart the above scriptures. 2023 was a very different year to say the least and I look forward to all God has in store for us in 2024 as we seek The Lord together and as I prayerfully have the privilege of serving you this year! Again, Happy New Year!
You're in my prayers! Please keep me in your prayers. 🙏🏼
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Tuesday, January 09, 2024

January 2024 Scripture Phone Wallpapers.

Hello Friend,

Here are 2 scripture images for January 2024 and all of 2024 that I put together to share with you for your use as a phone wallpaper image if you'd like.  Hope you are encouraged by the scripture reminder. 



Please take time to read, study, and take to heart, Matthew 6:33 for starters. 

You're in my Prayers!

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch


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Wednesday, January 03, 2024

No One Else.

As I awoke this morning, thoughts of many disappointments and discouragements started to fill my head. But God, being rich in mercy helped me turn once again to His goodness and His Word. He reminded me to turn to Him and His truth, THE Truth!

We all have our moments of weariness, but, then His truth comes through like a fresh wind and clears the fog that fills our minds sometimes, the fog that the enemy and our own wrong thinking that we allow to take hold.

As I sought Him this morning, He also brought this song to my heart and mind and I lifted up to Him:

Fernando Ortega’s “No One Else” that you can listen to here: https://open.spotify.com/track/4iSAdKa3Rm4Ha5FC7KMcdK?si=76fe9928857d4591

Ultimately, there is no one else besides Him that we should turn to and reply on that will always be there for us.

This doesn’t mean we don’t or shouldn’t seek wise counsel and encouragement from others, rather, it means, He’s the only one that is our constant and perfect source of counsel, refuge, strength, and more! He is the only one that will never leave or forsake us.

He helps us grow in the wisdom and knowledge of Him and provides the tools we need to live for Him, for His Kingdom and Glory, as we wrestle with the ups and downs of life.
So, in our times when the "fog" roles in, we need to turn once again to Him, turn to Him right away, as there is no one else besides Him Who will see us through any storm or good time in life.

A Prayer To The Lord:

Lord, I thank you that there is no one else besides you. You are my rock and fortress. You are my deliverer and strength. You are my fog lifter and the lifter of my head. You are my provider. You are the light unto my path and lamp unto my feet and I turn to you. Please help me by Your Holy Spirit turn to you as a first response instead of an afterthought, as I know the truth of Your Word no matter what the enemy or my own thinking tries to convince me of…I need to turn to you. Thank you for Who You are. Thank you for Your Word. Thank You for your love and care. Thank you for your provision and protection. Thank you for your new mercies today and every morning. Thank you for your Holy Spirit’s guidance and wisdom in my life! May You receive all the glory due your name! In Jesus’ mighty name I pray, Amen.

Friend, as you wake up in the morning, may you remember and proclaim that there is no one else but you Lord. And, as you lie down to rest at night, may you remember and proclaim that there is no one else but you Lord.

In the valleys and mountain tops of life, turn to Him.

He is your all in all. May you be lifted up today by this remembrance.

You’re in my prayers and please keep me in yours.

In Christ Alone,

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

Monday, January 01, 2024

Happy New Year 2024!

Hello Friend! 

Happy New Year! 


Thank you for the honor of serving you in 2023, and Lord willing, I’ll have the honor of serving you even more in 2024! 

May you and I enter the New Year, with a fresh new outlook, filled with the same hope you have in Jesus.


Keep your eyes fixed on Him my friend!


Don't just take my word for it but do take His Word for it and may you be a Word filled follower as you abide in, read, study, and live out God's Word! By doing so, you will also be a Spirit led follower as you actively take God's Word and live of out! 


Take time to read, study, and take to heart 2 Corinthians 5:17, Philippians 2:12-13, Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3 :5-6, 1 Peter 3:8-12, and John‬ ‭14:12‭-‬14‬ for starters. ‭


May God richly bless you as you continue to seek, serve, and love Him everything that is within you! 


You're in my prayers and please keep me in yours. 


Your Brother and Servant in Christ,


Randolph Koch

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



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