Showing posts with label Bible. Show all posts
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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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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. 🙏🏼
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) _
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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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Monday, December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas 2023!

 🔊 Sound On and sounds best with headphones 🔊

My Friend, 

Merry Christmas! It's Christmas day! 

I pray that you have a blessed remembrance as you celebrate the first and foremost gift of CHRISTmas, Jesus Christ! 


Here's a Christmas gift from me to you which is a fresh recording of the Gospel of Luke account of the birth of Jesus found in Luke 2:1-38:

https://youtu.be/GpVpXZSeYDI


Have a wonderful celebration of the birth of Jesus! 


Merry Christmas!  You're in my prayers. 


Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch 


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Music: 

"Silent Night" by Daddy_s_Music

"Christmas Cinematic Dream Piano" by Daddy_s_Music

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! 🙏🏼

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

You're in my prayers. 🙏🏼
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! 🙏🏼
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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. 🙏🏼

Your brother and servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

 

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Please help us reach and help people for God's Kingdom and Glory! Any spare change would be a blessing! 🙏🏼

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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

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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Please help us reach and help people for God's Kingdom and Glory! Any spare change would be a blessing! 🙏🏼

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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 

Connect with A Shepherd's Heart: https://linktr.ee/ashepherdsheart 
(Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Website, YouVersion, Telegram, Whatsapp, and More).


Please help us reach and help people for God's Kingdom and Glory! Any spare change would be a blessing! 🙏🏼

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