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Thursday, July 04, 2024

Happy Independence Day!

My Friend, 

Happy Independence Day my friends!

This is a great day to remind ourselves to never take our freedom for granted! Freedom came at a great price! I'm Thankful to all who laid the groundwork for the USA to become a nation.

No matter how many in the USA complain about their nation, the USA still affords them many freedoms that many people don't have in other countries. If you live in the USA, let's stop for a moment and give thanks and celebrate what is still a great nation! Let's not take our freedoms for granted!

Also, no matter where you live, If you are in Christ, don't ever take your freedom in Christ for granted either!

Your freedom came at a great price as Jesus sacrificed it all so you can have salvation and freedom from the bondage and wages of sin!

Freedom in Christ doesn't have to be renewed each day because he paid for your freedom in full, but, we definitely need to daily walk in the new life He's given us and again never take His sacrifice for granted!

God has truly shed His grace upon us! Let's praise His mighty name for His love, goodness, mercy and grace!

2 Corinthians 3:17 - Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Again, Happy Independence Day - The 4th of July my friends!

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Remember where your help comes from.

Hey Friend,

May you always remember where your help comes from. 🙏🏼 Please listen to this brief message.
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, TikTok, 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 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 _ #yourrelationshipwithGod #HeIsSovereign #bible #soulcare #ashepherdsheart

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Has The Church Replaced Israel?

Dear Friend,

Has The Church replaced Israel? Please listen to this brief message about replacement Theology which is a 100% false teaching.
And then, let me encourage you to reacquaint yourself with God's everlasting covenant with Israel that began with Abraham, known as the Abrahamic covenant which you can read and study in Genesis 12, 15, and 17. Please remember God's instruction to everyone in Genesis 12:3 where He says, "I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Is Israel perfect, no, no nation is, but, We are to stand with Israel based on God's Word and His everlasting covenant with them. Please remember this and make sure to not buy into replacement Theology or any other false teaching. Please join me in standing with and praying for Israel. I'm praying for you. God bless you! Your brother and servant in Christ, Randolph Koch Connect with A Shepherd's Heart: https://linktr.ee/ashepherdsheart (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, 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 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 _ #Israel #palestine #bible #soulcare #ashepherdsheart

Thursday, April 25, 2024

New Free Scripture Phone Wallpaper Image

Hello Friend,

I'm excited to share a new scripture image I put together from Psalm 121:12 to share with you for your use as a phone wallpaper image if you'd like. You can download and use the image without change for your personal phone wallpaper.

I hope you are encouraged by this scripture reminder as you remember where your help comes from!


Please take time to read, study, and take to heart, Psalm 121:1-2 for starters.


Also, I've included the previous wallpaper image I created from Psalm 27:1 in case you missed it.


Both background images are compliments of someone from the A Shepherd's Heart community who anonymously contributed them for our projects.


Thank you for your contribution of these beautiful background images! They are a perfect backdrop of these scriptures!


You're in my Prayers!

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch


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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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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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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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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, 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

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. 🙏🏼

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, 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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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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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