Today we’d like to introduce you to Mariah Powell.
Hi Mariah, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I played competitive volleyball most of my life and was a college athlete and when that ended I had an identity crisis. I got into drugs and grew addicted to self-medicating myself just to be around people. I was driven by fear and anxiety and struggled to find consistent joy and peace.
For me, COVID was my awakening from being a zombie sleeper. It was the beginning of walking into assignment, destiny, obedience, and finding her divine assigned home.
I visited Savannah in July 2020, for my fiances family reunion, I heard God so clearly for the first time in years telling me to stay in Savannah. I knew that I knew that I knew that I hear the voice of God, the voice of truth and love, and so that the 4th of July visit became a full-on move.
In June 2021, I heard the Lord tell me to paint. After a few months, I decided to be obedient and do it afraid. I didn’t have experience with painting or artwork. When I heard paint, one of the things in my heart was to paint bibles, I had ordered one for my mom one year and was inspired. So that is now what I do!
Bible Painting comes from the overflow time in the secret place, prayer, and worship.
I have always felt different and out of place in the world. Learning to paint has been an experience of trusting the “Holy Spirits” voice and her true heart’s desire being revealed. I have become more self-aware and at peace knowing that I am different and being happy with who I am!
My now-husband, and co-business owner, always calls me Riah. In Hebrew, Riah means the lord has remembered.
So that is why the business is named Painted by Riah YAHWEH REMEMBERS
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
When I was in a process of learning love and going thru deliverance.
It was like my brain was being rewired to look at the world, people, and myself differently. It was a full self-care detox! I had gone years of tiptoeing between God and witchcraft; between anger and peace.
Going through a life change like this, was like stripping identities I thought were me and learning from scratch who I really am and who I was created to be! Along the way, there were a lot of intentional apologies to people and my family.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I hand-paint bibles with acrylic paint! That is the YAHWEH REMEMBERS business.
I am also a co-owner of a business, with my husband and best friend, named Anavah. It is a women’s weight loss and menopause relief supplement business. We found a common problem in our society with women searching for menopause symptom relief and struggling to lose weight.
Anavah is biblical and true humility in its fullness. It is about taking up your God-given space boldly but knowing the boundaries he has for you.
Anavah is being a good steward of every assignment given to you including your temple/body and not belittling yourself in the process or making yourself small but knowing who and how you were created to be and walking in that with strength and confidence.
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I struggled with addiction for years and I am now sober. I was a hippy witch for a few years and went thru two years of deliverance.
- $85 – Hand painted bible
- $100 – Hand painted bible with tabs
- $150 – Hand painted custom bible with tabs and special translation
- $29.99 Anavah Ignite – women day time fat burner
- $29.99 Anavah Mellowtone – women pm fat burner
- Website: www.anavah.life
- Instagram: @anavah.life, @yahwehremembers, and @ma.riahpowell
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anavah.Life; https://www.facebook.com/Yahweh-Remembers-Painted-by-Riah-101814355852858