A Reason To Study

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Finding The Time

In these fast pace times, it has become very difficult to spend time with family. There is so much going on. The importance of spending time with family has become second tier to work, the social beat, and all sorts of activities. I have learned, from my past mistakes with my children, the importance of spending time with children, and especially your spouse. Make the time, any way you can my brethren. God tells us to train our children in the way they should go, not the way they want to go. This is done mostly by example. Fathers, our children are watching us and they will do what they see us do. The bible tells us to love our wives, and again, our children are watching. The example is time well spent. Creating the time whenever we can. Take time out with your spouse. Let us bring back family night. I often have movie night at home with snacks with just my family. My wife, Elicia, and I often spend quiet time together as well as romantic evenings. We do this even after a long day’s work. Find the time my brethren. Remember, the bible says to redeem the time for the days are evil. If you don’t find the time, someone else will and that may not be a pleasant experience for them or you. I have a little clip that shows some of what I mean. (SPREAD THE LOVE!)-ljzN958ghE

Watch “Count It All Joy” on YouTube

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No matter what is going on in your life! Count the good and the bad, all joy! We know that all things work together for good for them that love God and ask yourself, “Would you be you if you and not experienced everything that you have?” There are things that you can share with friends, children, co-workers and even strangers that may be a benefit to them. Your testimony is a powerful tool that God has given you!

If You’re Lost You Can Look And You Will Find…

I know what you might be thinking. That’s the words from an old 80’s song by Cyndi Lauper, “Time After Time”!  Yes they are, but someone said them long before that song was written. But first, let me share with you a memory about that song.

I was 15 years old. It was the summer of 1984. Some called it “Puppy Love” and others called it a “Teenage Love”. Still, when things go wrong, hearts do get broken.

As I fought back tears and made myself appear as though nothing was wrong, I was coming apart inside. I turned on MTV and there was the video of “Time After Time”.

I felt encouraged to seek another chance at romance with my new ex-girlfriend! She blew my mind when she said to me that if we were meant to be together, then we would meet up in the future! (Brush off!)

I’ve never seen or have spoken to her since then. Obviously, we went in different directions. I felt lost and I began to search for something to fill my empty heart. I searched but could not find anything to fill my empty space.

I must say that I am thankful for the way it turned out because, I found my “good thing” when I found my wife, Mrs. Elicia Berry! (Glory be to God!) You see God really does have a plan that is for your good. This is where we need to have faith in Him.

I realized that I was not looking in the right places nor looking for the right thing. I began to pray and pray and pray, but I just didn’t know what to pray for or if I was praying for the right reasons.

I started to pray for guidance. The Bible says to ask and it shall be given, to seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be open unto you. (Matthew 7:7 KJV)

What do you ask for? What are you looking for? What door do you knock on?

Jesus said, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”(Matthew 11:28-30 KJV)

I was looking for redemption. I was looking for forgiveness. I was looking for healing and freedom! I was looking for the truth. Jesus said,”I am the way, the truth and the life…”(John 14:6) I was lost in my life not just because of a broken heart, but because I did not know The Way.

I asked for guidance and knowledge and wisdom and an understanding of such. I started not just reading my Bible, but to study it. I began to understand John 3:16 much more. My search became a search for salvation through Jesus. To seek God and His righteousness through accepting Jesus as The Christ, The Messiah, The Living Son Of God!

If you’re lost and/or confused in your search or just do not know what or who you are searching for, all you have to do is look and you will find Jesus!

The scriptures will begin to make sense as you apply them to your daily life.

If you’re lost and/or your burdens are weighing you down; If you’re tired and feel beat down; don’t give up! look to Jesus and He will lighten your load. You will find forgiveness, redemption, freedom and PEACE!

Jesus is there. All you have to do is look, and you will find________. You fill in the blank.

Hello World!

Hello and welcome to Real GOoD Cup! I want to take the time to thank wordpress.com for making this blog possible. I aim to share my thoughts and ideas as well as posting other material from others from current and past events. I do not intend to offend but may do so in the process because my point of view is a Christian view. There will be various topics and styles of posts. I pray that I touch your heart and mind with the Love of God through this blog. I also hope to improve my skills with blogging and hope to use this blog to make a difference. Thank you so much! May the peace of Christ be upon you!