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 

Hey there! 


I pray you are well, healthy, living in the spirit Yahweh, and being positive! Yes you! ☺️
I haven’t forgotten my friends and followers. And I really do hope you all haven’t forgotten this platform I’ve created for you. Cause I am so grateful to know my viewers enjoy this blogsite. I’ll be back sooner than you know it! Just wanted to send love peace and joy. 

P.S. check out the new signature logo. I’ll be writing a separate post about it and more down the line. 

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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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. 🙂

 

Healing

Shalom viewers. Tonight, I was posted up on my bed and I was moved to share the healing of Yahweh. I pray this blog post encourages at least one viewer to seek healing from Yahweh. I pray that you understand that you cannot shut your wounds without the help of the ultimate Healer. For many years, I believed that time healed. All you have to do is move on and you’ll get over it. But what the Father taught me is that only He can heal. What time does is sweep and hide the wounds deep in the inner bellies of our beings, but truly they are never gone. The cure to all hurts, diseases, pains, grief, bitterness, hatred and much more is healing from Yahweh alone.

What Christianity teaches is that once you ask for healing, you receive it. Boom! it’s yours. But in actuality, healing does not work that way. Yahweh is not a Elohim whom you go and rub on and ask for assistance, and then He just provides it. In order to receive healing, we must meet Yahweh’s condition.What are His conditions?

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. (Exodus 15:26)

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health (healing) to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. (Proverbs 3:8-9)

To meet Yahweh’s condition we must fear Him and be obedient to His laws, statutes and judgments. We must rid ourself of sin  and turn to Yahweh.

I spent the first couple of months as a Hebrew Yisraelite, holding on to hurts, bitterness and unforgiveness towards others and myself.  I thought once I didn’t see the people who hurt me anymore, I was healed. Moving on… Good! Not the case. I ask Yah for forgiveness of being bitter and unforgiving but I truly didn’t forgive others even myself. I spent my life holding on to pain and “acting” like I was alright. But in reality I was building up strong walls around the hurt and not allowing Yahweh in. I proclaimed I loved Him, but how could I, with an unforgiving heart. I was not meeting His conditions.

It was not until I forgave myself (still in the process) that I realize, I need to forgive others and move on. Who am I to choose who to forgive when the Father freely forgive those who ask? I cast down that pride in the name of Jesus. But healing is not done in an instant. It truly is a daily process in letting the Father in, and trusting (knowing) He will do an excellent work in you. HalleluYah. I look forward to being completely healed so that I can share a concrete testimony as His witness.

 

 

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)

Short Christmas Post: Come out of the World


As I write this post, I can simply begin to think how many may turn their hearts from the truth, but I think it’s best I share it regardless. The truth is the truth and it’s what the Father wants us to dwell in.

Question: as the world celebrates Christmas, what will you do?

  1. participate in the holiday “spirit”
  2. isolate myself from the world
  3.  keep silent
  4. Share the truth behind Christmas
  5.  none of these above

FACT: Christmas has nothing to do with Christ. The cutting of a tree, the placing of ornaments on a tree, the exchanging of gifts, etc are all practices of the Egyptians way before the Flood Days.


History traces Christmas back to the days of Nimrod’s where December 25 was his birthday. Who was Nimrod?

Nimrod is a descendent of Ham (Noah’s son). READ: Genesis 10:6-9

Here’s more about Nimrod:

The Bible does not identify Nimrod’s mother, or his date of birth, but Egyptian and Babylonian antiquities identify his mother as Semiramis, and his birthday is celebrated on 25th December. Sometimes Semiramis is referred to as the mother of Nimrod, and sometimes as his wife, leading to the belief that Nimrod married his mother.

The Biblical reference to Nimrod as a “mighty hunter” is important because he was seen as the Saviour of the ancient world for that very reason. People were living in small, scattered villages with little protection from wild animals. Nimrod was more than just a hunter, he was also a charismatic figure who could gather people together to build walled cities where they could live in safety. They were obedient to him as their leader, and considered that their loss of independence was a price worth paying for the safety that Nimrod and his kingdom offered.

There is nothing in the Bible about the death of Nimrod, but the ancient traditions suggest that he died a violent death. One tradition says that he was killed by a wild animal. Another says that Shem killed him because he had led the people into the worship of Baal.

His wife-mother, Semiramis, who had risen to greatness on his account, was not going to disappear into obscurity because of his death. Instead she pronounced him to be a god, so that she herself became a goddess. She produced another son, and proclaimed him to be the resurrected Nimrod. This was not difficult, because she was so promiscuous she produced many children whose father could not be identified. She proclaimed that she had gone down to the world of the dead, rescued Nimrod and brought him back.

Thus began the worship of Semiramis and the child-god, and the whole paraphanalia of the Babylonian religious system.

(Source:http://www.annomundi.com/bible/christmas.htm)

Wow.

I want to keep this short: There’s so much to prove that Christmas has NOTHING to do with Christ, yet those who claim to be in Him are actually in Christmas.

As the world/Catholic Church celebrates Christmas reflect on these scriptures:

  • ‭‭John‬ ‭15:19‬ ‭
  • ‭‭John‬ ‭17:16-17‬ ‭
  • Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭
  •  ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭10:1-5‬ ‭
  • Amos 5:21

If your church celebrates Christmas, question how much of the truth it loves, or even knows. If Jesus askes us not to be of the world, why would He find it okay to celebrate “His” Christmas day?

Also take note, prior to leaving earth, He made it clear to remember his death. Read: Luke 22:19-20

But He never reminded us to remember His birthday. Hm.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭18:4‬ ‭‬‬

I pray as the world celebrates its holidays, you make a wise decision. Some may think 1) everyone’s doing it 2) the holiday “spirit” is really loving 3) my friends celebrate it and I won’t reject them but just participate. If you’re saying the following I pray that you learn to put Yahweh before the world, your friends and yourself.

As for me, I take no parts in holidays!

Come out of her!