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Dec 7, 2008

Monday Magnificant - The AH in SistAH.

Sistah Ruth and Melahnie aka Bellah~MellahThis is Ruth. Notice the family resemblance? She's my sistah. Not my sister. My sistah. We are not related in the ordinary sense of the word. So we are not sisters. But we are related in the spiritual sense. Thus we are sistahs. Ah...now you get it. We are family not by flesh but by spirit.

When God changed Abram's name to Abraham and Sarai's name to Sarah He gave them each a part of His own name, the ah in Yahweh. God changed their names as one of the signs of His covenant with them.

Very simply put, God's covenant was one of blessing on the lives of Abraham and Sarah and their descendants. And we, their spiritual descendants, are recipients of that same blessing. "Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all..." (Romans 4:16).

Isn't she beautiful?

My sistah Ruth is such a treasure to me. As a Bible teacher herself, she is a gracious supporter of my teaching and speaking. A couple of weeks ago, I concluded a teaching series that I wrote, entitled Spirit~Filled & Spirit~Led. My Sistah Ruth was there every week right up front nodding, taking notes and encouraging me. This month she is leading a Bible study through the book of Romans. And I am there. Taking notes. Nodding. Listening. Loving the Word she brings. What a wonderful example she is to me! My covenant sistah Ruth.
How about you? Do you have covenant sistahs who support and encourage you? Are you a covenant sistah to someone? I'd love to hear about it. Do Tell!
My Monday Magnificat? I praise God for sistahs in the faith! For this I utter my praise.
Magnificat - an utterance of praise ~ from the Latin magnificare to magnify


  1. Yes I have two covenant sistahs and I lean on them heavily, they are huge blessings to me!! One of them has been one of my best friends for more than a decade but she became a my Covenant sistah about 3 years ago, there was much praising and shouting in heavan and earth that day!! And the other one is a decade younger than me but decades wiser.

  2. Yes I do have a "sistah" as you call it! I call her my OAK. Living so far from family I needed a mentor. Our pastor talked about having an "oak" in your life, someone grounded in their faith, that you look up to for wisdom and counsel. Now, we changed the "oak" name because she didn't really care to be referred to as a TREE. So, now we call her my Georgia Mom. :) I might just need to do a post about her... a little tribute. Thanks for the idea.

    By the way, Ruth, she just looks like a graceful Godly woman, it's written all over her!

  3. Your writing=flawless. You amaze me everyday!

    As God is teaching me who my ture sistah's are, He is helping me become a better sistah to the women of God around me.

    Great post, Mom.

    Love ya!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful woman, and a very blessed relationship that you have!
    (I will try to do a post on progressive dinners later ...)

  5. I loved this post!! I hope I make a blessed impact on peoples lives like they make on mine!
    Great post!!!God Bless you!