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. 🙂

 

‘Rap it up! 

 Chicken what? Chicken ‘Rap! 😋

Serving:  (1 wrap)

 Ingredients Needed: 

  • 1 organic Chicken Breast: (seasoning) sea salt, cilantro, thyme, cayenne pepper, onions, chile pepper and cumin
  • Organic Spinach leaves
  • Organic Grape tomatoes 
  • Organic Spelt Tortilla 
  • Organic Hot sauce 
  • Optional: Mushrooms and French Dressing

  

  1. Clean your chicken, please! 
  • Boil 3 cups of water
  • Remove all fats
  • I like to slice the breast so that the seasoning can get in well but that’s me!
  • Squeeze in lemon juice and apple cider vinegar (ACV) to clean the breast.
  • Let the lemon juice and ACV sit in the chicken breast.
  • When the water boils, pour out the lemon juice and ACV and pour the boil water on to the chicken breast.
  • Pour out the liquid and throw/rub on your seasoning. 
  • HEADS UP: be creative and season your chicken how you desire it (spicy, citrus, sweet or mild)

 It should look like this if you followed my exact steps: 

Place the chicken breast in the oven for 35 minutes on 450 degrees.  I threw mine in there with mushrooms and onions. And this was the result:  

  
 While the chicken breast was being baked, I prepared my tortilla: 

 

  1. the tortilla itself  
  2. I added some French dressing
  3. Then topped the tortilla with spinach leaves and sliced grape tomatoes 
  4. And I decided to add in my onions and mushrooms that were in the oven. 
  5. I vertically sliced the chicken breast and laid it on top. After, I added a desirable amount of hot sauce. 

How to fold your wrap:        

This took me at least an hour to get done. The chicken was clean and marinated with seasoning the night before. 

I’m going to drink some ginger lemonade after I have this to snack on!! Yum yum, hope you enjoyed this recipe. Please comment and share your thoughts  🙂 

    The Pumpkin Pie Recipe 

     Hey there sisters!! As promised on Instagram (@abetterwomancafe), it’s Sunday and my pumpkin pie recipe is up for my foodies!! 

     

    The ingredients I used are as followed (every ingredient is not found in the image above):

    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 cans of carnation milk
    • 2 tsp of ground cloves
    • 1 cup of brown sugar
    • 1 tsp of sea salt
    • 1 tbsp of ginger 
    • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
    • 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
    • 1 can of Libby’s 100% pure pumpkin or half a pumpkin (boiled soft)
    • 2 pie crust 
    1. Preheat the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
    2. Mix the eggs, milk, ground cloves, brown sugar, sea salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin into one large bowl. 
    3. Mix until it is smooth in texture.
    4. After 15 minutes, put the oven on 325 degrees.
    5. Pour mixture into two pie crust.  
    6. Place in oven until mixture is golden.
    7. To test: poke a knife at the middle of the pie to see if the knife will have pumpkin reside.
    8. Once you past the test, leave pie out to cool off.
    9. Enjoy (try it with some vanilla ice cream while it’s still warm out the oven 😩😋) 

    So I was greedy and didn’t get to take a picture of both pies but rather started eating one. But here’s a picture of one straight out the oven :

      

      Salsa, salsa, Salsa! 

      In becoming a better woman, it’s important that we become better at our future roles as a wife to our husband and a mother to our child(ren). And though the American society doesn’t believe it, cooking is a woman’s role in the Bible. Proof? 

      Proof. “the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” (‭‭Titus‬ ‭2:3-5‬ )

      “So I want younger widows to marry, have children, and manage their homes so that they won’t give the enemy any reason to slander us. ”‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭

      Side note: if you disagree, take it up with God in prayer sister.

      So today, I learned to make salsa from scratch.  Yes ma’am. 

      Here are the following ingredients I used (I used 1 tomato, a 1/2 of white onion and a 1/2 of red onion):  Above photo: tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, limes, white onion, red onion, cloves of garlic.  (I detox the produces with activated charcoal in water for about 3-4 minutes to remove toxins) 

       Above photo: so I squeezed the 3 limes and got lime juice. I added 1 tsp of cumin, 1 “cup” (not accurate measurement) of cilantro and 1 tbsp of chili pepper.
      So I used:

      1) 1 tomato but use more to reduce the “hot spicy” taste 

      2) 2 3/4 jalapeño peppers

      3) 1/2 of a white onion

      4) 1/2 of a red onion

      5) 5 cloves of garlic ( used mortar and pestle to “mash it” with 2 cloves and desired sea salt: but be careful with the sea salt, you cannot take away)

      6) 1 cup of cilantro (that’s a lot I used less than that)

      7) 1 tsp of cumin

      8) 1 tbsp of chile powder 

      Cut all the ingredients to desired size. Use food processor if you want to get the produce really small. I made my own chunky but wish I chopped up my onions a bit smaller. Pour all the ingredients together into a jar and let it sit in the fridge. 

       And just like that I made salsa: 

       
      I prepared rice, turkey meatballs, salad,  plaintains and added salsa on top of my dish: Delicioso
      Enjoy!!