Shalom Sisters MHNCBU all. I am Sister Adaliyah of the House of Captain Amaziah out of Atlanta. I have been in this truth for close to 7 years and have just celebrated our 6th Passover. Being the wife of a Captain, homeschooling mother of 3 children, and sister to many is a busy yet fulfilling life.
My favorite scripture is, “Philippians 2:3-5 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” This is one of the main scriptures that I consistently meditate on to keep both my spirit and mind in check. Balancing home life along with the demands of being one of the senior sisters of a large congregation can be tough.
There are many factors that go into attempting to live up to the Titus 2/Proverbs 31 woman. Knowing that your words and actions not only represent yourself but are a reflection of your Lords house is a huge responsibility. You also have a responsibility to be of service to the sister’s around and under you. Making sure that you are living by the scriptures and can give sound counsel according to those same scriptures. All the while, you are still learning, growing, & going through personal trials. Endurance & staying in the spirit are key.
A few lessons that I have learned and try to pass on are: the proving process is not an overnight thing – it takes time to truly get to know someone, having complete trust and faith in TMH will relieve stress/doubt/fear, accept that your opinion does not always have to be shared, pray & fast often, and don’t forget to ask for help when you need it. Coming out of the world we often do not know how to truly be sisterly towards one another. Don’t take calling each other “Sister” or “Brother” lightly. We are a family in Christ so be sure to act like it. Romans 12:10-13 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.”
My personal prayer to TMH is that he continues to deem me worthy of being married to one of his mighty prophets and that I can always be of genuine service to the body. Lord willing, “in that day” my Lord and I will be heirs together in the kingdom so that my sisters and I can island hop and truly live like the Princesses we are.