Womanhood was created by God not to glorify women, rather, it was to glorify God. Womanhood was created to reflect the glory of God. Many women have wrestled so much with their womanhood. Many regretted being made women. Why this? It is because they do not fully understand what God’s intention is for womanhood.
On this page, we shall take each element of “Why Woman O Lord?”. May you discover afresh the purpose behind your womanhood. Follow us as we take each of these components.
Each week, we shall examine “Why Woman O Lord.”
Woman - God's creation
Tuesday 31st July 2018
I am one of those people who buy phones or devices and set it up not necessarily using the manual. Though I seem to get it set up, I end up not getting the best out of the device, as there will be options that I never knew of, since I did not read the manufacturer’s manual.
Another of my biggest challenges is DIY, sometimes I read manuals and try to follow the instruction in the manual in setting up a particular piece in my bedroom, living room or garden, but because I do not fully understand the process, I end up building things that are deformed, a shadow of what they ought to be. I therefore end up just patching up with whatever I have built.
These two pictures are some of the ways womanhood has suffered greatly. We lack an understanding of the manufacturer’s design, and while some of us have the manual, we don’t go through it at all. We depend on other people to tell us how to live our lives as women, we depend on our own idea of what womanhood is. Read more
Woman - Life Carrier
6th August 2018
What an amazing Creator we have, He created the woman with a womb, making her different from the man as He put in her that which allows her to carry life.
What a wonderful maker our God is, He made woman to be able to carry life, what an amazing task for God, thinking of how the life grows from an egg until it becomes a baby, it is really indescribable, to have a life growing in you.
This was God’s intention and still His design for the woman to be a bearer of life, she is meant to support life and not to kill life, she is meant to support child birth and not the killing of children in the womb. Read more
Woman - Travailer of Life
As we begin to explore Why Woman O Lord?, we are noting that she is God’s creation, for her to be fulfilled in life she needs to know her Maker and what He intends for her.
We have seen so far that the woman was created by God to glorify God, as she carries life in her womb. We shall also see that she was made to travail for life. The purpose behind her travailing is for life and not the opposite.
The word travail means painful or laborious effort. Here, we see that womanhood is to make effort to see that life comes forth. Read more
WOMAN - LIFE GIVER
We have come to this aspect of our “Why Woman Oh Lord?”
He who made the woman made her to give life and not to release death. The woman who was made by her designer to give life, did not only travail for death but unfortunately is giving birth to death.
Many women by reason of life afflictions have given death instead of life in such a situation. Read more
WOMAN - THE BUILDER
Here again we come to this part of our “why woman Oh Lord?”
We are considering Woman – the builder.
God’s intention for womanhood is that she builds. To build means to construct, put together, strengthen, improve etc.
From the above definition, the woman as a builder is to construct, put together, strengthen or improve.
How is the woman meant to be a builder? Read more
WOMAN - THE NURTURER
The ability to nurture is an inbuilt character God ordained the woman with. The word nurture means to foster, care, protect, look after etc.
God, the Maker of the woman made her with the ability to nurture; within her is the womb that keeps or protects an unborn baby till birth, and also within her physiology is the breastmilk, which the Lord endowed her with to nurture her new born baby. Read more
Woman – Empathetic and Sympathetic
My daughter and I were going through a devotional plan together, and what she shared with me really resonated within me. She said “I am unique as a woman, I am different from a man. I should rejoice in that, not try to fight men. They don’t have the things that I have, they can never give birth or have periods. They don’t have that mothering heart. Being a woman is a privilege not a disadvantage.”
How true this is, every woman must know that their womanhood is not a disadvantage but rather an advantage and a privilege. Unless a woman sees her womanhood as an advantage she will struggle to fit into God’s plan for her life. One of the uniqueness of God in women is the ability to empathise and sympathise with others. Isaiah 49:15a says, Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Read more
I wrote some time ago on the ‘Why woman O Lord?’ page on my challenge with DIY. Recently, I saw how the lack of knowledge, or should I say the attitude of not wanting to know how to, the attitude of I know how it should be, but I am unable or do not have what it takes can keep women’s life unfulfilled. Read more
Man’s suitable helper co-notes that there are other things that could help the man, but no matter how wonderful these helps are, they are not the suitable help for the man.
One of the things that always attracts me in the creation of the first woman is in Gen 2:18-20 which says, And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. Read more
Weakness is a word that women do not really want to identify with. Yet, the scriptures tells us that women are weaker vessels, and that connotes it is a comparative word. This indicates that the man is weak, but the woman is weaker.
The woman being the weaker vessel actually is a great advantage to her if she understands the implication, and this implies that she will seek the help of He who can help her to carry out her duty despite her weakness. Read more
An incubator is an enclosed apparatus in which premature or unusually small babies are placed and which provides a controlled and protective environment for their care.
As I write this, the song, make me a channel of your peace written by Francis Azizi, and this brought me to the place of saying make me a channel of Your warmth.We live in a cold world, many in our society are lonely and seeking warmth of friendship and fellowship. Some because of this hunt from social media platform to another seeking this warm.
Many of our children are left alone in the cold hands when God has made us the woman to fill that gap.
God’s plan is that in you as the woman, your children husband will find a protective enclosement, a safe environment for those within your sphere of influence to find safety. Read more
As I write this aspect of “Why woman O Lord?”, I recollected my times in different churches, particularly a church we became part of at a peculiar season of my family life. I think of a lady that befriended me, she was my name sake, we became friends and I remember the day she brought her Bible study group to my home, what a level of relating with me! Read more
Influencer is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself.
When God made the woman, what God put in her is the ability to influence. Women are great influencers, we influence our husbands, our children, friends and even society at large. Read more
In Genesis Chapter 1, God blessed both the man and the woman, and one of those blessings was that they be fruitful, multiply and have dominion.
And one way of this fruitfulness and multiplication is in the bearing of physical children. Some women may say, I have no biological children, or I don’t have a biological child so how can I fit into this? Read more
How sad to know that many women are suffering from low self-esteem, depression and/or have negative mindsets. Often times these are as the result of the ways women view themselves or how people have treated or view them.
If we cast our minds back to the beginning, we will see that woman is the apple of God’s eye, God made her for a purpose, she was not to see life through her self-estimation, but through the one who made her, but the serpent deceived her, read more