Tuesday, 18 May 2010

God is NOT a Girl!

I read something the other day where someone eluded to God being a “she”. In my opinion, God is NOT a “she”. To me God is a “he”. He is the great I AM. He is Yahweh. He is Jehovah-jireh. He is the Lord God Almighty who is worthy to be praised.

The ultimate truth comes from biblical truth. Not from deciding that you think that He is a “she”. The Bible tells us that God is a “he”. Period.

Seeing God referred to that way made me thing about where a lot of people in the world get their truths from. The majority get it from other human beings and their interpretation on life. Talking about how the universe will take care of you. How that karma will see that the wrong against you is righted, and so on. Only God takes care of you – believer or non-believer. He created the universe to be a marvellous and monstrous thing, not a being. Only God should see that a wrong is righted. Karma refers to balance and fairness being achieved. Only God knows true balance and fairness as he knows the human heart, and only knows what is best where retribution is concerned.

As a parent who looks out for her little girl, I know that God is a father who looks after His children … all of them. He sees that our lives are purposeful, whether that be enabling us to endure hardships to build character and learn wisdom, or to prosper us for the betterment of His kingdom. Everything is eternity focussed.

I honestly don’t know how I would be able to live my life if I were not a Christian. I think back to the time when, while being a Christian, I walked off the narrow path and tried it alone. While I didn’t refer to God as a girl or thought that the universe would take care of me, I did foster worldly views on a lot of things. I now see the error of my ways, and I now see the hope that comes from loving God and living for Him.

To me the Christian walk is simple, while complex, but it is the only way to live. While I am in the world, I strongly feel that I am not of the world. That makes loving God even more special.

As my little girl said last night as she looked up to heaven, “Dad…” I too look up to heaven and call Him Dad.


  1. Amen Paula... Great message. Thank You Father God for being who and what You are. I pray that those with such skewed views can be focused and lined up according to YOU, not the universe or anything else. In Jesus' name, amen.

  2. Not wholly true love :) the Holy Spirit is a feminine gendered word in the scriptures. Yes He is our Father, yes Christ is the son, and yes we are brothers :) Language is simply incapable of expressing all that God is.

    God is neither he or she. But we don't have a neutral word to refer to a person - only "it", and I definitely don't want to use "it" for God :)

    It doesn't sort of "sit" comfortably with me to refer to God as 'she' either, but I think that is more to do with my traditional upbringing, culture and the English language usage referring to God that I am accustomed to - I certainly don't have a problem with God possessing what we think of as feminine characteristics - or with the thought of women being created in His image.

    If He can be Dad without being male, and if females were created in His image as much as males, then why is calling him 'she' unscriptural? (Especially given that the Holy Spirit actually is 'she' in the original texts.) Sure that it wasn't just a cultural discomfort you were feeling?

    Not that I am saying we should call God 'she' ... just ... wanted to probe a bit deeper :)

  3. I don't know where I'd be without God either! I don't know how people live without Him!!

  4. I would rather call Him Dad, than Mum!! I love the Fierce Father Heart of my Daddy God xx

  5. While I like the prompting and challenge in some of what you say here, I wasn't entirely 'comfortable' with the somewhat extreme point you seemed to be making. I really appreciate the balance brought in by Cate. It would seem to me that the two of you together give a good angle on the truth.