Strawberry Water 

Hey friends! 

Today I am sharing something soo healthy, delicious and easy to put together. 

So what’s new? I’ve recently increased my water intake because I just needed to. If you read my post about bentonite clay, you’ll know I drink clay with water for detox and cleansing purposes. I want to take care of my insides and teach those around me the importance of caring for their insides. Hey, click the link and check it out!

On to my new discovery…but I’m sure you know what it is, cause you’ve read the title! (Disclaimer: I am not stating that I’m the founder but yes, I discovered it for myself😋). 

Strawberry Water! 🍓🍓


Adding strawberries to your water is not only refreshing and yummy, but it also has health benefits. I’ve witnessed quite a few for myself! Let’s get into it:

  • prevents cancer
  • promotes weight loss
  • Increases metabolism rate
  • Awesome detox
  • potent in Vitamin C 
  • hydrates the body 

Who knew a bottle of this yumminess  could be filled with these amazing benefits? Cause I didn’t know, but now I do. I began drinking strawberry water mostly because it tasted so yummy and strawberries can sometimes be too sweet to munch on alone. So I threw them into my water. Within a couple of minutes, the juices are released into the water. The longer their infused, the more potent the sweet taste is. 

My Testimonial

I did notice that I burned fat & became leaner. That’s one of the best things that could happen! Oh yes it is! I also noticed my metabolism was slowing down and I felt lighter… you know like my 15 year old self, no kidding! I also found that it quenched my thirst! How satisfying! 

If you’re interested in increasing your water intake, losing weight, gaining muscle, or a simple detox, try strawberry water! You’ll feel lighter and look forward to drinking it everyday lol. You’ll even go to bed early so you can have it again the next day. 

Oh, if you’re fancy, try it with sparkling water. 

Let me know if you have tried this water or if you will! Or share other yummy infused waters to try along with their benefits.

Shalom!

Rachel Nadine 

Effectively Putting Hands to the Plow 

Here I am again with another post. A really short one actually.


First, I sincerely want to share the gratitude I have for my spiritual sisters. From our talks, inside jokes, rebukes, and holding each other accountable to living according to Yahweh, it has taught me so much in such a short time span in my life.

A topic we focus on this past Shabbat was being effective in A L L that we do. Whether it’s washing the dishes, helping a bethren, going to school/work, we ought to do it with a good spirit and with our all. We are not Christians. Christians focus on going to church and doing their THING there. Hebrew Israelites focus on living according to their culture daily. I must be a Hebrew at work, home, and within the presence of my assembly.
Can I be honest y’all? I hated my job so much as a caseworker, I became careless of it. I desired so much to learn to be a helpmeet at home or on a community that I began to slack in my caseload. And the Most High sure did show up about that. How Can I be an effective Hebrew everywhere I enjoyed but not in the areas I despise? No no, it doesn’t work that way. But more importantly, the POINT is, I, we, you, NEED to beacon a light wherever we go and whatever we do. 1) we represent Yahweh and He does not half step in His marvelous works. 2) we are Hebrews, we are taught to keep the Laws and love them with all our hearts. Therefore we should experience living in love and giving our selves…with all of our heart.

So sister, I encourage you to plow with all your heart. Serve your father, husband, etc with a song/psalm on your heart. Find peace in the task you despise the most and do it with love. It’s not about our feelings. You’ll eventually suck it up and be proud that you pleased the Most High Yah and your earthly master. I challenge you (whenever you read this) to make the commitment to effectively put your hand to the plow.
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Master and not to men, knowing that from the Master you shall receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Master, Messiah, you serve.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23-24‬ ‭
“Commit your works to יהוה, And your plans shall be established.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:3

Trust Yahweh and Let Him in.

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Shalom sisters, man has it been sooo long. I desire to write so many blogs but fail at completing them. I truly am not going to make an excuse and say I don’t have time. I haven’t prioritize this blog as I should. BUT. Now that I’ve told you (especially myself) that, I will be working on more frequent posts.

I don’t celebrate my birthday but I am a year older, and prior to this time I reflected a lot about my life and where I was with myself and Yahweh. I reflected on where I am and where I want to be or more so where Yahweh wants me. And I realized something. I’ve spent 20+ years trusting myself and have gotten nowhere. Jokes on my flesh, right? I live with my parents rent-free, college graduate, Master of Social Work candidate, working a job with great pay, “self-sufficient”. This is everything that “I” did because I always wanted it. This is what I defined as success. Independent black woman, right? please. I realized I spent the majority of my life trusting myself, and yes I climbed up WORLDLY ladders. But let’s be real, my self esteem was crazy low, I did not have a prayer life where the enemy knew he couldn’t mess with me, unless someone was lifting me up in prayer, I was not in peace, did not have a sound mind, bitter, mad at soo many people and myself. I mean, what wasn’t I dealing with? And it’s all because I did not Trust the Elohim Almighty. For many women in the world, this may not hit them/you (maybe) hard, if it doesn’t maybe you need to re-evaluate yourself. Seriously, do it.

Being the driver of my life for so many years, the Most High BROKE me and humbled my derriere. I truly thought I had it together, but I didn’t even have Him! WHAT?! Have mercy!!! DANGEROUS!!! Yes ma’am He humbled me cause I couldn’t do it myself. I am not going to be prideful and say I got tired anyway, because it’s nothing I did ( tearing up). If I wanted to, I could of drove my life some more, but HE helped me realized I was not going anywhere. Oh how the heart is wicked. But when the Most High chooses you, you can run as far as you want, but you have to make your choice if you will obey or be condemn. I made my choice.

The point of sharing all of this is to say: STOP trusting yourself. You know nothing. You know some vocabulary, proper English, some math, some history. That’s cute. Good job. But do you have applied knowledge, any spiritual gifts, a relationship with the Most High? Can Yahweh call YOU a friend? Are you at peace in the midst of the storm? Have inner joy? Have a passion in pleasing Yahweh? I don’t know about you but it’s recently I realized WHERE JOY was. DUH! in Yahweh! not me! Without Yahweh, I am foolish and without. NOTHING! UNWORTHY!

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.” Psalms 40:4

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength” Isaiah 26:3-4

Set thy heart upon thy goods; and say not, I have enough for my life. Follow not thine own mind and thy strength, to walk in the ways of thy heart: And say not, Who shall controul me for my works? for the Lord will surely revenge thy pride. Ecclesiasticus 5:1-3

Purpose your heart to be set apart for the Most High and watch how He will take care of you. I love the back seat. Because I know that Yahweh has a better route for me then I EVER would’ve chosen for myself.

Be at peace sister. 🙂

 

Chastisement from the Father


I haven’t written for two weeks and there is a reason. Sis, be mindful I actually am filled with topics and ideas as I usually share on Instagram. But let’s just say my Father has been disciplining me and I’ve been listening and obeying His voice.

I praise Him for the chastisement because He told me:

“My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: for whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.”‭‭ (Proverbs‬ ‭3:11-12‬)

“And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”‭‭ (Hebrews‬ ‭12:5-8‬)

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”‭‭ (Revelation‬ ‭3:19‬)


Because of His reproof, I know HE LOVES ME. I am grateful, cause my heart doesn’t deserve love, but because He loves me, I love Him and I must obey Him.

Okay.

I want to remind my sisters who read this blog that I am a babe in my walk. Literally, more like an infant crying for mama and her milk (The Word) in desperate need.  Which means the things I share are things I’m convicted by in my own life and what I’ve gained understanding of BUT is very little. I practice it in my walk but I still have a way to go. I’m not better. I don’t have it together. It’s the Father that’s keeping me together. For real, for real!

To end, I beg you to understand that again: I do not know a lot. If anything, I’m ridding myself of some knowledge I thought was my truth. This walk can be overwhelming because I thought I had it together… BUT Yah. Man oh man He fixed me. He is breaking me and reforming me into His own. Hallelu Yah.


This blog reflects my walk. It does not reflect my knowledge, for there’s nothing I can boast about. What I know comes from Yahweh, my Father. And this blog is a public statement to encourage other sisters to walk towards the Father on the strait and narrow way. Few will find it, few will have ears for what they hear but the path IS there.

I pray that this blog continues to point you to the Father and not my walk. I’m not important here, becoming better for the Father is what is important. As the Father works with me understand that my uploads may decline. I will share only what my spirit moves me to share. Not what I learned and have studied. There’s a difference. Shalom and blessings to you.
“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.”(James‬ ‭3:1-2‬ ‭KJV)

The Problem with Emotions

I’d say I spent my whole life being emotionally led. If someone hurt me, I had a bad day and if someone did good to me, it was a glorious day. The problem was I allowed others to control my life and I sinned every day not trusting my Father in heaven to direct my path. I allowed man to direct my path and to turn my eyes away from The Father.


Sister, are you emotionally led? Do you allow people to hand you over your emotions? Or do you rebuke it?  Do you do the most silliest thing while you’re in your feelings?

WARNING: We were created with emotions. Their functions are to help us communicate and motivate action. However we must not let them control us because they can be (1) deceptive and (2) straight up wrong.

Should we act on every emotion?

Are emotion facts?

No. Some emotions can be sinful thoughts which lead to sinful actions. (E.g.: jealous thoughts to hateful actions)

To be emotionally-led is to lack self control. So let’s check what scripture says about self-control.
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭25:28‬)

That doesn’t sound like a safe city or a civilized place/person. When I think of a city with no walls, I visualize a city with no government, unorganized, and disastrous. A unorganized person with no authority (from the Father) is very concerning and dangerous.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” (‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-24‬)

Challenge:

Spend tomorrow, this weekend, next week (however long) processing your emotions and understanding how it got there and then analyze the reason why it’s there. Then ask, is it right? Is it healthy? Does it move me to love others? And does it inspire me to enter into the kingdom?

As I do this more often I realize, I struggle with some emotions that I never knew existed within me. I’ve recognized how wicked I’ve allowed my heart to become. But I’m using this time now to become better. I encourage you to take the time to bring that emotion(s) to the Father through Jesus Christ and ask:
Father, how did (emotion) get here? Forgive me for allowing (emotion) to live here. It is not my master, You are. Help me to forgive myself and the person that allowed (emotion) to get there. I just want to have Your fruits so that I can take on Your Spirit and not my flesh. So please, help me fight this emotion until Your return. In Jesus name, amen.

Sister, checking out emotions seems tiny  especially since we are more emotional than men. You might think we are met to be this way. But remember, Christ calls us to be sound-minded. How can we be sound-minded if we’re not talking to our brother because he told us our work appears lazy? Especially if he’s telling the truth. Don’t let your emotions keep you from making it into the Kingdom.

“Deliver us from evil Lord.” (Matthew 6: 13)

Jeremiah 17:9, Mark 7:21-23