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Get In The Ring And FIGHT

Happy Monday Morning!! Marriage is on my heart tough this morning so I wanted to post a simple but much needed message , fight for your marriage!!  Marriages are under attack and we all need to know who the real enemy is and it’s not our spouses, it’s the devil. God created marriage and marriage is awesome when we keep Christ at the center. There are days, seasons even, when being married is very challenging; maybe the money, communication or sex just isn’t there. Whatevers lacking in your marriage today, I  beg you not to give up! Put on your boxing gloves and get back in the ring. No one said everyday was going to be peachy but God promises us that when we seek Him and keep Him first, He will grant us victory in every area of our lives and that means our marriages too. I know sometimes you wish your husband would help with the chores, make more money, be more hands on with the children or show more interest in you. I know that you feel you’ve been doing all that you can do. No person, marriage or family is perfect but God is perfect. God has all the answers and He’s given them all to us in the bible. We need to stop focusing on what our marriages or husbands look like in the natural and see them how God sees them, how God sees us. God loves us despite our many faults, He grants us love and mercy everyday despite how hard headed we can be some days. Thank you Jesus for your love and mercy!! 

I know that sometimes it’s unsafe for two people to stay together because of abuse or violence occurring in the home and to those women I encourage you to seek safety and wise counsel. This post is talking to the wife whose fed up because marriage is hard and she’s thinking about leaving. No one promised you that everyday would be a fair tale, but God promised you that He would never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). God promised you that He wouldn’t give you more than you could bear. He promised you that you can do ALL things through Christ that gives you strength (Philippians 4:13) God promised that all things  would work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28) In good times and bad times, God remains faithful to remain by your side, now it’s your turn to be faithful to God and trust Him no matter what! Get on your gloves and prepare to FIGHT!!!

5 Ways to Fight For Your Marriage

1. Pray and read your bible, you’ll need the wisdom and power of God while you fight.

2. Be the woman and wife God called you to be no matter what.

3. Seek wise trusted counsel who will encourage you to keep fighting.

4. Walk in love and forgiveness even on the rough days.

5. Rehearse in your mind daily what you love about your husband and why your family is worth fighting for.

Prayer for marriages

Dear Lord,

I thank you for all the married people who read this post. Lord you know each of their needs, thank You that you hear their prayers and your working on their behalf. Lord give us the strength to fight for our marriages. Lord help us not to listen to the world’s views on marriage and divorce but to seek you and your word, knowing that you are faithful and able. Lord we cast down even the though of divorce. Lord help that word to not even be in our vocabulary. Help us to be prayer warriors and to pray without ceasing during the rough days.  Send those to help us on the days that we feel too weak to pray. Help our words to be kind and our hearts to be forgiving. Lord renew the love that we once had with our spouses when it feels like the love is fading. Thank you Lord for peace in our homes and in our minds. Thank you for victorious, passionate, happy, health marriages in your name AMEN!!

He May Be Hot But He’s A NOT! 3 Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

According to a recent Yale study, 42 percent of African-American women have yet to be married, compared to only 23 percent of white women. There’s also a gap in numbers. The 2000 U.S. Census counted 1.8 million more African-American women than men.

In a day and age where so many saved, successful, beautiful women are single, many women find themselves falling into the temptation of compromising their beliefs to get a man. The messages that the world tell us are loud and all around us but those messages only lead to hurt, pain, loneliness, disappointment and most importantly death! Romans 6:23 (KJV)For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. In Christ we have all that we need. He knows our needs and desires. He knows what’s best for us and He has a plan for our lives! Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG) I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

So now that you know God has a future for you and there’s no need to fear or compromise, let me give you 5 signs to look out for regarding dating. The guys that step to you may be fine, BUT are they helping you to be better or bringing you down? Are they bringing you closer to Christ or further away? If he is doing any of these things you need to pray and consider ending the relationship. 

1. He wants to keep the relationship a secret. If he doesn’t want to proclaim to the world that you are his girl and he’s proud, happy, excited and blessed to be with you, there’s a problem. Don’t be anyone’s secret girl. I call secret girls “side girls” because your probably not the only one he’s messin with, why else would he want to keep your relationship a secret? Come on sis, your better than that!

2. He’s always commenting on your body and making sexual advances towards you. Whether he’s overly complimenting or criticizing you about your body, either one isn’t good. No one wants to feel like their man cares more about their outer appearance then what’s on the inside. He needs to love you for you and not once you’ve lost or gained 15 pounds. If he’s always touching you and being sexually aggressive, that’s a sign that he needs to get the steppin! Being holy and sexually pure is sometimes a daily challenge and you don’t need some knucklehead causing you to fall into temptation all for him to bounce after he gets what he wants anyway!! 

3. He’s fine but doesn’t have a relationship with Christ or he just got saved but wants you to “help him find Jesus.” If he doesn’t know God than he won’t know how to treat, love or respect you. God is love and by getting to know Him intimately (more than for 2 hours a week at Sunday service) we learn how to love ourselves and our brothers and sister’s in Christ. The fact that he’s fine with a good job, car and house but doesn’t know God isn’t good enough. He can be fine and end up helping to send you to Hell because you fell away from the things of the Lord.

The same is true for the newly saved man. He just gave his life to Christ, so he’s still learning about living holy and being the man God created him. Leave him alone, stop distracting him and let him grow in God. If it’s God’s will, He will send him back across your path at a later time. 

Do you sometimes find yourself feeling lonely or anxious about when your man of God will come along? When it feels like all of your friends are getting married and you’re wondering if God’s forgotten about you, read Matt 6:32-34 and be encouraged! God hasn’t left you or forgotten you. He knows what’s best and He’s preparing you for great things!

Matthew 6:32-34 The Message

30-33“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

34“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.