Monday, August 23, 2010

I Need A Man - 100% All Male


I cannot forget the day he changed the tyre under the rain. What seemed to me like a trailer's tyre, he managed with skill, strength and wisdom. As he worked, I watched the move of every muscle of his upper body. With the sensuous thoughts that ran through my head, it was no surprise that I was sweating under the rain.



There is something about a man’s masculinity that arouses a woman. His build, his strength, his ability to protect, ability to get things done, to fight for woman and to lead, are things a woman looks for in a man. The knight in shining armour (with his other instruments of warfare) remains somewhere in our dreams as the standard for measuring our man. However I have come to see that a man’s masculinity is much more than just his physical.



In the course of a discussion with a dear friend, I asked her,” How did you feel when your husband started praying about this issue that’s been bothering you?” She replied, “Like it was settled.”
“Same here,” I agreed with her. “When Mr. Rita prays for me, I just feel it is settled. Like he has fought my fight. I feel his greater strength, his skill and wisdom has been put to work successfully”.



It appears that church and religion are for the women. Some say women are naturally spiritually inclined, or women have more problems (lol). But this was not so. As I go through the bible from Genesis to Revelation, I see how God has desired to walk closely with men. I see as God has used men for great things. I see that God still desires to use men to do even greater things.

 

Man has been called to be the head (of the home). It is a great responsibility woman should not wish for. If the enemy attacks the home, the first person God will question is the man [Gen 3:9]. This responsibility surpasses bringing food and money to the table. No doubt as a leader he can delegate certain duties. A man is different from a woman in many areas – strength, approach, reactions, just to mention a few. These qualities of man, when applied in the spiritual, bring amazing results.



I am excited when I encounter men who pray. I am more excited when I meet men who seek the face and heart of God. I am most excited when I see men who, sincerely and with pure motives, are channeling their “masculinity” into the works and ministry of God. That is a man- 100% all male.


Today, I lift men up in prayer. May God help any man who desires to but is yet to make a decision to walk with Him, to serve Him, to humble himself before Him, to accept his role as spiritual head, and/or to make out time for a personal relationship with God. May such men have a fresh encounter with God. I pray that men will have the desire to study the men that have successfully walked with God, learn from their ways and understand the heart of God our loving Father. I pray that our homes and our world be filled with men who pray and are spiritually ready for inevitable wars. I pray for men whose hearts are aligned with God’s, that they may steer people, families, and generations in the right direction – even if it is one person at a time. I pray for men that pray. That is the masculinity that really matters.


Woman, do you have any man to pray for? Your husband, father, brother(s), fiancé, boyfriend, bosses and friends? What we really need from our men is more than their physical and material possessions. Agree with me in prayer. Prayer makes a lot of difference – this I mention because I know, not because someone told me so.

22 comments:

Rainyjoy said...

yay, am first... lemme go back and read the post,lol !

Rainyjoy said...

there is nothing that attracts me more to a man than his passion for God, am not referring to a church goer but a man who is deeply in love with his Lord... it just makes everything about him stand out inspite of his weaknesses

Amen to that prayer..it is so much needed in this generation of ours.

thanx 4 sharing :)

The nitty-gritty tales of a housewife said...

Women are inclined to be more spiritual because we are expected to build our homes....as you make your bed, you lie on it!...a bad child belongs to the mother while a good child is of the fathers...alas! women seek the face of GOD more...but the hedge around the home would be more fortified when the man is a true believer & together they break down any stronghold in the family! If one chase away 1000, then 2 will chase away 2000...but alas! there are just a handful of such men...may GOD help continue to touch the heart of our men in Jesus name. Amen.

jhazmyn said...

Lol at sweating in the rain..ur just a case.


I totally get you on this post, and praying for the men in our lives is something we should continually do. The pressure and responsibility of being the head of a home is no small feat, but a man who is truly submissive to God would build a home and a legacy that would impact generations to come

Zena said...

And I second that prayer...Amen

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

You are absolutely right Rita. There is no rule that says ladies should be more spiritually inclined than men. In fact, as the head of the house, like you rightly mentioned, we are to protect, lead and raise our homes God's way.

Thanks for this. I've picked up one or two things... You are a blessing.

- LDP

PS: didnt know you have this blog. lol

koinonia said...

Great, great Post Rita.

@But this was not so. As I go through the bible from Genesis to Revelation...... Below are a couple of scriptures that buttress your point.

Psa 78:5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children

Gen 18:19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him."

And the people of God say a loud AMEN to that prayer

jobsfornaija said...

masculinity doesnt attract me oh. but i think closeness to God really really does. i almost left my bf for one 'so called born-again'. he was a wolf in a sheeps clothing

Anonymous said...

amen ooo, i'm praying for all d men my life, my dad, brothers n 'him :)

*riri thanx, norrin do u!





LG

Ese said...

Another inspiring post my hear friend. It brought tears to my eyes as I realized that is what I desire in my husband - that he has a heart for God, to work with Him and to be totally submissive to God. Amen to your prayer and I join you in praying for all men (husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, father inlaws, brother in laws, finaces, boyfriends and all males) that they all would submit to God, His word and His love, and desire and yearn and be desperate to have a loving relationship with God, walking in His ways and learning from Him. In Jesus name, Amen.

Geebee said...

Now i see why it feels so good to be a 'MAN'. lol. Inspiring thoughts here, ma'am.

David C Brown said...

Thank you - we certainly need your prayers!

And Peter says, "Ye husbands likewise, dwell with them according to knowledge, as with a weaker, even the female, vessel, giving them honour, as also fellow-heirs of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered" 1 Peter 3: 7. Evidently prayer is helped by the husband and wife having their due place.

Francesca said...

Amen! Your post is both inspiring and a blessing! God Bless you Rita!

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

This was really inspirational...and it is what I desire in a man also. Thanks!

Kafo said...

you are right there is something about a man's masculinity that just ......
sad though how the world choosing to focus on the external show of strength and not the internal one that seeks God in times of adversity

thanks for doing so

Olamild said...

There's nothing better than a man that knows how to get on his kneels for his family. God help our men to draw close to you.

Rolly said...

My Dearest friend, thanks for sharing this wonderful piece - it's practical hence I agree absolutely with you as we pray for our men (brothers, fiances, boyfriends, husbands, cousins, friends, in-laws, colleagues, etc) cos as we engage in prayer according to Matthew 18:18-20, our request shall be granted.
Jesus said that if any two on earth agree, He would be in the midst of that agreement to see that it comes to pass. We are on earth so we qualify.

Modupe said...

Oh how i long for a 100% all male Man..Praying along right away mon amie..
God bless you....and may you never lack divine inspiration.

1 + The One said...

Just to say that again and again you do writing justice...
Your posts are so inspiring, thank you very much for the insights you give into marriage especially for single ladies...

Lots of love xxxx

1 + The One said...

Just to say that again and again you do writing justice...
Your posts are so inspiring, thank you very much for the insights you give into marriage especially for single ladies...

Lots of love xxxx

Patrina's Pencil said...

“When Mr. Rita prays for me, I just feel it is settled. Like he has fought my fight. I feel his greater strength, his skill and wisdom has been put to work successfully”.

Wow! I love this, Rita. How blessed you are to have a husband who not only prays - but prays for you! I was married 26 years to a christian man who never prayed with me - let alone prayed for me - at least not in my presence. I would have given my right arm for that blessing of praying together.

I am so excited to hear you say this. This makes my heart sing :)

I'm praying in agreement for the men of our families. And I'm praying particularly for your Mr. Rita. What a fine specimen of MALE he is - just what the Lord ordered for you!

Blessed be His Name!
Patrina <")>><

rethots said...

...a man....