UNDERSTANDING YOUR UNIQUENESS (2)
I bring you God's peace and blessings, in Jesus' name. Last week, I taught on the creation of male and female genders. I remember saying an understanding of your uniqueness will help you to be a greater blessing to others.
This week, I want to teach on Male And Female Differences!
Male and female were designed to exercise dominion over the earth. Even though both of them are equal, God created them to manifest in two different bodies and with two different natures. God made His products to fulfill their purpose. The male and female both have dominion; each has to execute their purpose in different manner. God's Word says: There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory (1 Corinthians 15:41).
Man and woman are both equal in the sense that they were both created in the image of God and their differences are only functional. When God made the woman and presented her to Adam, he said, "This is now… bone of my bones". In other words, Adam was saying, "This person is exactly like me in structure." Again, he said, "This is now … flesh of my flesh" (Genesis 2:23). That is, "She is exactly like me in all her physical qualities and in all of her emotional and psychological ability." Adam saw two differences. "We are the same, we are equal," he said, adding "but there are differences."
Now, the major difference between the man and the woman is that, the woman has a womb and can bear children. The woman is designed primarily as a receiver, and the man is designed primarily as a giver. This means that the woman is created to receive love.
Despite the fact we all know that differences between men and women exist, most people have problems with this fact because they believe that being "different" means being inferior or superior. You should not equate being different to being less. I want you to know that a woman is not less than a man because she is a woman, and a man is not less than a woman because he is a man. Their differences, I believe, are necessary because of their purposes.
The following are some of male's mannerisms that make them different from female:
Without respect, there can be no relationship. Without respect, I dare not risk sharing my intimate self with you; you are not safe to me and the beliefs and values I hold dear. Without respect, there can be no true understanding of your uniqueness. Without respect, there can be no love. Men hold respect in high esteem and so, for the married, they want to be respected by their wives. They want to be reverenced and respected to the best of their ability, after all, they are in the position as the head. This is stated clearly in God's Word: And the wife see that she reverence her husband (Ephesians 5:33).
To the wives, your husband may not be refined as you are, but to maintain peace at home, you need to respect him. Respect allows you to accept your spouse's point of view wholeheartedly, consider and value his perspectives or suggestions. Thus, let your partner know that your respect and value for him supersedes the specific issue you are discussing.
Men admire obedience, especially from their wives. No man gets excited with an argumentative wife. It is important for you to know, as a woman, that your arguments can cause more trouble at home than good. You must learn to obey your husband, because he is the head of the home. Whatever you want to discuss with your husband, wisdom demands that you communicate and not in arguments. Arguments must be avoided by all means in your home, in order to enjoy peace; rather than engaging in arguments, make use of spiritual weapons at your disposal. Never allow any issue to degenerate into arguments, which can build up anger and graduate to physical fight.
There is no man who does not like good food, no matter how spiritual he is. Remember, the way to a man's heart is his stomach, and a hungry man is an angry man. Man needs physical food to survive. As a woman, take out time to study what food your husband really likes, what is good for him, and cook it the way he likes it. When he is satisfied, his soul blesses you. If there is any particular meal you don't know how to cook as a woman, for instance, you should go and learn it and prepare it for him. God's Word says: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things (Psalm 103:5).
Cleanliness, they say, is next to godliness. Men adore cleanliness. No man appreciates a dirty environment. Therefore, as a woman, you should learn to keep the home and the environment clean and tidy, free of any offensive odour per time. Your wardrobe and toilet need to be kept clean. Pay the price of cleanliness and you will enjoy a good atmosphere.
You need to give your life to Christ, to have all it takes to have a sweet home. You can please say this prayer: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus' Name!
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For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Single With A Difference, Marriage Covenant, Make Your Life Count and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).