My sincere desire is to see women set free in their identity in Christ! I grew up with all the wrong ideas of who & what a woman was supposed to be, and at the beginning of my twenties, I met Some One who changed my life forever!
Jesus has gently led me into His will for my life and now, my hope is to encourage other women to live in total abandon to Him, obeying His Words and becoming fruitful in every area of their lives. Four key scriptures that have been very influential in my life have been:
Psalm 128: 1-4
“How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,
Who walks in His ways.
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands,
You will be happy and it will be well with you.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
Within your house,
Your children like olive plants
Around your table.
Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the LORD…”
“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God” (Titus 2:3-5)
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the keeper of the vineyard. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes to make it even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me. I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers. Such branches are gathered up, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples.” (John 15:1-8)
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no Law.Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us walk in step with the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:22-25)
Here at my site you will find bible studies, articles and my thoughts on what it means to be a godly woman and how to walk in the Word daily. A Fruitful Woman – it is not just what a “wife” or “mother” is supposed to be, but what a woman in the Body of Christ is supposed to be, what each individual believer is supposed to be! When I was a young wife and mother, I was blessed to have several examples to learn from and so here, you’ll also find me sharing “life” with you within the context of my priorities, and hopefully, you’ll be inspired and encouraged by it along the way like I was years ago.
To be fruitful is to be ‘always producing, ever-growing and ever-bearing’, and that is how I envision God’s woman and who I desperately want to and strive to be. What are your ideas on how to be fruitful? Do you know what God’s Word has to say about fruitfulness? Let’s study and find out together! God is faithful to always bring us to His Truth, so let’s commit to seek after it, amen?
A little about me:
*Nicci with husband, Daniel
My name is Nicci, I’ve been a believer for 22 years now, I’ve been married to my gift-from-God-HimSelf husband, Daniel, for 19 years, whom I love being a helpmeet to, & I have five gorgeous sons: Jordan, the child God used to draw me to Him; Noah, the child God used to cause me to truly seek to be a godly mother; Judah, the Lord showed me the sweetness of motherhood through him; Aiden, the Lord has used him to bring fun and laughter to me and Cedar, my all-boy son, a near carbon copy of his big brother Noah and as sweet as can be!
And then the Lord blessed us with our first daughter, Hannah Sophia-Joy. She was a promise we stood upon for many years and I, of course, am over-the-moon in love with her. She is my mini-me and melts the hearts of everyone around her.
It is never boring in our house, nor does any day pass without some sort of lesson from our Lord, for which we are grateful! First and foremost, I am a *Daughter of the Lord * a Helpmeet & * a Mother; in addition, I have shared years of youth, music and family ministry with my husband and boys– in the most unorthodox ways! I am an aspiring author and speaker for women and a strong advocate for the strength of the biblical family. Whatever area the Lord chooses to use us in, the heartbeat is always the same:
Cultivate biblical fruitfulness in ourselves and others, and advocate for God’s plan of family within the context of our God-given priorities.
We have always homeschooled our children and so here also, you will find resources and links to resources, as well as personal testimony, that have been a help to our family.
A lot of people would say we are pretty simple folk, and we agree. We prefer to live out our faith in front of others, even when we are “weak”. Transparency is important to us, so that we and others can see the process of faith at work in our lives, and sometimes the rawness of the struggle therein. Honesty+Transparency= Authenticity.
***Fruitful Vine Woman Ministry is Nicci’s heartbeat and passion. “Biblical, Fruitful Womanhood in a Modern World” can seem like such contradiction and now, more than ever, women need encouragement, instruction and the Love of God. Here at Fruitful Vine, she desires to do just that. You will find instruction from God’s precious Word to guide you in your efforts to be the godly woman He has called you to be. You will find inspiration to challenge you to reach higher, encouragement to keep running your race, understanding from someone who is right in the ranks of biblical womanhood with you and most of all- LOVE… God’s Love.***
Sister, my prayer for you is that God will bring you into the fullness of all that He has for you! May He remove the chains of fear that cause you to hold back in your faith and surrender to Him. May He cast vision in your heart to become the woman He created you to be. & May He grant you the ability to embrace & experience JOY in your identity in Him!
In Jesus Name, Amen!