It Works When You Use It. 

Prayer. 

So The Feast Of Passover passed, I automatically got extremely busy.  I haven’t been able to connect in the way I desire with you all! So many goals needed to be met, so many changes occurring, oh my! Lol. I literally would come home just wanting to knock out and not desire to talk to anyone. I did not like that. Something was wrong. I don’t ever want to give my all to this world and not have anything else for those I love. It felt so wrong.

However, being so busy caused a development within me to want more prayer because I earnestly needed it then, and I still need it now. 

Man.

Prayer works. 

Despite fatigue, getting on my knees brought forth strength, humility, happiness and longevity to push! I pushed alright lol! I PRAYED UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENED. 

All this to say:

When you’re full, I hope you’re praying. And when you’re empty I hope you’re praying. 

Whatever it is, go before Yahweh with praise, thanks, offerings, confessions, requests and more. 

“Do not worry at all, but in every matter, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to Elohim.” Philippians 4:6‬ 

“And in the same way the Spirit does help in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray, but the Spirit Himself pleads our case for us with groanings unutterable. And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the set-apart ones according to Elohim.” Romans 8:26-27‬ 

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 

What’s been up?

I am back!! I’ve been away from this blog for so long and I just have to blurt this one out: I MISSED IT HERE! *exhales* I just missed writing and just sharing what I am learning to be that better woman in every role gifted to me. Even the writer’s role! Yea, Rachel even the writers role!

What’s been up, you ask? I must say there is just much going on that honestly keeps me from getting on here to write. For example, work has gotten heavier which knocks me out when I get home, much is required of me in my parent’s home as far as keeping the home, and last but not least, I’m planning my husband to be and i’s wedding shower! Yes, I’m granted the wonderful opportunity to be his wife! Exciting but planning as been time-consuming.

Neither of the tasks above can ever be legit excuses, and neither am I complaining about them. Actually, I’m superbly grateful for finances to pay things off, my parents and the ability to love them up before I’m off to a new home, and the opportunity to become a awesome man’s wife. My focus however has not been here but the blog has been on my mind and is finally penciled into my schedule.

Your girl has got plans with this blog. With the changes being made in my life, I would like to tweak the avenue of my blog. The goal to become a better woman is endless in my life, but I desire to share more detailed and personal blogs. Therefore, I’ll be creating a section called, “a better wife” aside from the devotionals and DIYs.

The goal isn’t to give the insides of our life, but to share what I am learning.

So stick around, in becoming a better woman, that includes becoming a better and consistent writer.

Shalom & blessings!

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

Chosen Daughter of Zion


Susie walks into Goodwill Thrift Store with a goal to find a matching living room chair for her burgundy set. Walking around the store for the 5th time, she ends up in front of the dirtiest chair on clearance for $9.50. Susie stares at the chair and smiles. “Upholstery”. She thought. She grabs it and walks to the register. As she waits in line, customers and employees walk by looking at the chair and Susie in a funk, and then back at the chair. As Susie walks to the register, the cashier mumbles under her breathe, “that chair is filthy.” Susie chuckles and says I think it’s beautiful. It has a lot of rough areas but I can put some work into it and make it brand new. “Whatever.” expresses the countenance of the cashier. The manager comes to Susie, overhearing her and says we have more of those same chairs out ready for trash tomorrow. Would you like them for free? We don’t want them. Susie agrees to see them. And when she does, she jumps for joy because it was the exact number she needed for her dining set. “I’ll pay $20 for them all. Thank you thank you thank you.”
FAST FORWARD

When Susie has family over for Sabbath service, they praise the chairs and Susie for them. “Oh, Susie, I just love coming here and sitting in such comfort.” ” Susie these are ONE of a kind, beautiful and rare.”  Those are the things they say.

Daughter of Zion of Israel, I would like to say, The Most High thinks the same for Israel. When we were chosen, it was not because our ancestors were off the chain, but it’s because we were few. (Deuteronomy 7:7). It’s nothing we did and nothing we could of ever done.


We played a whore, was rebellious but The Most High still dealt with us like a faithful Husband He is.

Daughter of Zion, you were chosen to leave your own life to walk the life that Yahweh has for you. That is in Holiness and obedience. We ought to act like it. Don’t sell yourself for short. Invest in yourself. Being set apart is far from being average. Be great and love to be great. Understand that you were bought with a price by the Most High Almighty Elohim (what!) and are being made new daily. Remember? Upholstery! That’s us!  We are not that old chair anymore. Sisters, I urge you, to walk in obedience to ALL of Yahweh’s law. Seek perfection and strive to please The Most High first in all your doings. I leave you with this:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” Ephesians‬ ‭1:3-4‬ ‭

“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:20‬ ‭


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Hard Work makes the Dream Work

Hey there Daughter of Zion!!

I simply wanted to share a small thought on the title.

I am 24 years old, working full time, in school for my masters part time, living for Yahweh full time (not just on sabbath), while trying to stabilize a side gig at least part time.
It’s a lot. On most days I wake up like:

Now if I feel this way, I can imagine how much you may be working and feeling tired on most days. Yet, you know you’ve got a long journey to walk to get where you want to be. I just wanted to encourage you and say, don’t work to be seen. Continue to work hard and stay committed. In today’s society, rarely anyone works for what they want sis. But you and I, we’re going to sweat this out, set our goals and we are going to work those long hours to accomplish them. Below are some scriptures to encourage you:

“But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!” II Chronicles‬ ‭15:7‬ ‭

* Yahweh was talking to His people, which are those who abide by His Laws. Which also means, do not expect a reward from the Father if you’re not living for Him.

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:5‬

“Prepare your outside work, Make it fit for yourself in the field; And afterward build your house.” Proverbs‬ ‭24:27‬

Do not give up.  On your worst day, simply work your hardest. And watch how what you’ve beautifully sown, reaps beautifully. Stay encouraged sisters. Shalom.

Confession: I’ve murdered. 

As much as this blog is to help sisters become better in Christ, this blog is also to help me.

There’s a lot I still can’t share because there’s a lot I’m still working on. And I’m not a believer in telling a sister what to do when I haven’t searched for that spot in my eye (Matthew 7:3-5).

So to start: I’ve always thought I had one commandment together which was “You do not murder” (Exodus 20:13). But as I was studying my Word I found this sisters:

“Do not marvel, my brothers, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. The one not loving his brother stays in death. Everyone hating his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has everlasting life staying in him. By this we have known love, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down for the brothers. ” ( 1 John 3:13-16)

How often do we love our brothers and sisters? And what are some ways we present our hate for our brothers and sisters?
I think as women and growing women (for those transitioning), it is really vital as daughters of the King to watch our thought process. Our thoughts reveal our hearts. And sister even scripture states that the heart is wicked (Jer. 17:9).

THINK: Have I said mean things intentionally to hurt my sibling because he/she hurt me? Things like: I wish you were never born, you’re so stupid, etc.  Or even in my actions, how have I showed love. Did I suck my teeth when your annoying coworker had a lot of bags in their hands and were walking too slow in front of you? Did you roll your eyes when the sister filled with happiness came around to hug you? (Is that normal?!)

Spend a lot of time examining how is it you choose your words /actions and why is it you slander those the way you do. Have they hurt you? Do they offend you? Why haven’t you seeked Your Father’s face for healing instead of telling the other sister about herself and how she hurt you?
REALIZE: The Spiritual war is not between man. What a Spiritual war this would be if we all realized we are distracted. How easy is it to forget that the war is between good and evil. Realize we waste time murdering each other when we just got to murder the enemies’ kingdom. He’s the enemy, he’s the liar, he’s the murderer! Not your boss!

Just to relate, if you personally know me, you know I am quiet-spirited for the most part. But when it came to someone trying to throw me under the bus, or disrespect me?! Oh, your girl was quick to let them know, I am not the one! And I was also quick to let them know they’re wrong and that they were this and  that.  I didn’t want to be around them or even look in their eyes. Ouch. But little did I know, it was also bitterness in my heart that didn’t allow me to love them when they hurt me. The same tongue I used to praise Jesus with, was the same tongue I used to say the nastiest thing about someone else. Oh man, who does my tongue serve?!

In becoming better, I encourage you to join me in following God’s commandments. Murdered your hater today? Ask the Lord for forgiveness. Truly, pray for your hater. They’re also fighting a fight. Murdered the girl that tried to talk to your boo or ex boo? Ask the Lord for forgiveness and to remove the spirit of bitterness. Words hurt. They hurt the Father when He hears your words too. Speak and practice acts of love sis!