Artiste Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter & Pan-African SiSTAR, Hadarah Batyah

Wait on Yahuah, be of good courage, and He will Strengthen Your Heart. Wait, I say on Yahuah. - Psalms 27:14
— Hadarah Batyah

Shalum shalum, it’s Hadarah…

How are you enjoying the scripture challenge so far? I pray those of you who joined in are allowing the message of Yahuah to make an imprint on your heart. For myself, Psalms 27:14 turned into more than just a scripture challenge. Yahuah gave me a new song to share with you, and it’s called “Strengthen Your Heart.” I pray that you will allow the message to resonate inside your being. As you wait on Yahuah, let his Word run deep so that He can strengthen your heart. Enjoy the new song in the video below. I’ll be heading into the studio this fall to record my 3rd album since launching Set Apart Heart. If you’d like to make a donation to the project, your love gifts are always welcome. I know some of you do give from time to time even without me asking, and I appreciate you all so much. May Yahuah continue to make you glad and may He forever strengthen your heart. If you enjoyed this song, leave a comment below. Talk soon!

- Hadarah Batyah

Hadarah Batyah, Singer/Songwriter, is a set-apart acoustic musician. The name Hadarah was given to her by one of her Hebrew Teachers who was praying for her regarding her spiritual gifts. Hadarah’s name reminds her to focus on being a true reflection of the beauty, splendor, and esteem of our wonderful Creator, and the responsibility that comes along with being His child. Born Rochelle Hanson, Hadarah started piano lessons at the tender age of 4 years old. Throughout her life she also learned to play the trumpet, the flute, and most recently the acoustic guitar. She speaks English and French fluently, holds a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, and completed her certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY. A native of Toronto, Canada, she currently works at Apple as a Specialist, and teaches workshops on how to use their technology & electronics. Raised a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, Hadarah no longer claims to be a member of any one religious organization. Her spiritual journey began early on in life as she has always been a seeker of truth. Some of her earliest memories include sitting next to her grandfather at the kitchen table reading the scriptures with him when she was only 8. Her first song was written in high school at the age of 14. Since then she released 2 CDs with her original music “I Will Serve You” in the year 2000, and “Step Out”  in 2007. She has made multiple appearances on local TV and radio, and worked with World Vision Canada as a performing artist. She has presented her music live to audiences of all sizes ranging from tiny little cafe-styled environments to crowds of nearly 4 thousand people. 

In the Spring of 2013 Hadarah began to search the scriptures like never before. Her eyes began to see and she became extremely dissatisfied with the lack of consistency between what the Scriptures reveal as truth and what the vast majority of organized religions teach. To get away for a while, Hadarah decided to do a 3 month internship on a organic farm. There she quietly accept the significance of her Hebrew Roots and the covenant name of Yahuah, the Alahiym (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Recognizing that she no longer fit inside the box of “the church” and having no desire to stir up conflicts, she simply decided not to go back. Hadarah understood that “the church” was never about a building or a conference, but instead about an assembly of people who have been scattered to the four corners of the earth; a people who are striving to worship their Creator in spirit and in truth. Hadarah believes Yahuah is gathering His people- the ones who will call Him by His name and walk in obedience to His ways. She is truly grateful to be a part of that movement. Although Hadarah does not have a religion, she certainly does have faith. She believes in the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. She believes that Yahuah our Alahiym (Elohim) is one, Deut 6:4. She is looking forward to the soon coming of the Mashiyach (Messiah), Yahusha (the one who many call Jesus). She believes that we should allow The Set Apart Spirit to live inside our hearts, guiding us into ALL truth.

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