Usually, when people hear the news of a woman’s delivery (after nine months of carefully, prayerfully and faithfully carrying that child in her womb)…

The next thing they ask (anxiously…for many husbands and mothers-in-law, especially) is, “Is it a boy or a girl?

That then determines the level and quality of their rejoicing, dancing and thanksgiving!

If it’s a boy (and that’s all they have been bombarding God with prayers and vows for)…

Then, they judge God a good, just and faithful God, worthy of all their praise and…and a lavish thanksgiving offering, service and reception after…( sometimes in an expensive hotel or event center)!

I have heard of husbands who left their wives in the hospital at the news of a baby girl…”Again?”, they lament with disappointment and anger at God, and especially their wives!

Oh, how merciful God is! How wonderful that He’s not a man!

Some have “enough” boys now…they just want a baby girl…

So, if it’s a girl…a loud shout of praise and thanksgiving is head…and a big party follows with the naming and dedication!


From my study of the scriptures…I’ve come to a spiritual understanding of why and how babies come as either male or female…

That it is God that gives either a male or female body to the seed the man plants in his wife’s womb…not our prayers, not an issue of ovulation, or chromosomes (according to science)…

Look at 1 Corinthians 15:37-38…

“When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed (the man’s sperm is the seed that becomes a human being in his wife’s womb) perhaps of wheat or of something else ( male or female).

But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.” NIV

And it is the purpose he has ordained the child to be born for, that determines whether the child comes into this world as a boy or a girl child. Yes!

Look at Jeremiah 1:4-5

“The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” NIV

When we understand this, we will just rest in him, and be prepared to receive the precious gift and blessing of a healthy, perfectly formed child…with joy and thanksgiving…

And then we pray and trust him for safe delivery of the child…

Trusting him, also, for the grace, wisdom and provisions to raise and empower that child (whether boy or girl) to fulfill divine purpose!

I pray that God gives you understanding…and the humility of heart to repent, if your heart has not been right concerning this matter…in Jesus mighty name!




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