At the beginning of my twenties, I met Some One who changed my life forever and it’s been my apspiration to become a fruitful vine woman for Him ever since.
Biblical, Fruitful Womanhood in a Modern World
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, studying their Bibles and becoming fruitful in every area of their lives.
Four key scriptures that have been very influential in my life and are at the heart of this ministry are:
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
Here at FVWoman, you will find bible studies, devotionals, articles and my thoughts on what it means to be a godly woman and how to walk in the Word daily.
A Fruitful Vine 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. My hope is that you will glean practical content from my sharing on living day to day life as a mom, homeschooler, and keeper of my home.
To be “fruitful” is to be ‘always producing, ever-growing and ever-bearing’, full of faith in her God and His Word and that’s how I envision God’s woman and who I 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 seeking after it, amen?
A little more about me:
*Nicci with husband, Daniel
First and foremost, I am a Daughter of the Lord, a Helpmeet & a Mother.
In addition to these primary roles, I have shared years of youth, music and family ministry with my husband and boys– in the most unorthodox ways! After years of trying to figure out exactly who I am in Christ with many ups and downs, I realize that at my very core, I am a writer and speaker for women and a strong advocate for the strength of the biblical family.
The Prince who led me to the King
I’ve been a believer for over 20 years now, I’m married to my gift-from-God-HimSelf husband, Daniel, for 22 years, whom I love being a helpmeet to. God sent Daniel to me when I was broken and lost to show me what Christ’s unconditional love looks like. I like to say that meeting my Prince Charming was the best day of my life because he led me to the King of Kings. <3
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!
All that time of having just boys was quite the adventure, and in 2013, the Lord blessed us with our first daughter, Hannah Sophia-Joy. Hannah was a promise from God that we stood in faith for many years for 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.
And THEN, in February 2018, another Lil Miss, Esther Isabella-Shalom joined our crew! Essie-belle was another promise fulfilled for us and we are overjoyed at God’s faithfulness!
It’s a beautiful thing when you see the manifestation of God’s Word to you, He always keeps His Promises. There is no other calling that has compared to being a mother, I am truly humbled and honored that the Lord would allow me to have such blessings!
What is a Fruitful Vine Woman? Biblical, Fruitful Womanhood in a Modern World- what does that even mean?
A Fruitful Vine Woman isn’t just some far-fetched idea or concept, she’s a force for God’s Kingdom!
My sincere desire is to see women set free in their identity in Christ and lay hold of His Promises by faith and bear fruit for Him.
Whatever area the Lord chooses to use us in, the heartbeat is always the same:
Cultivate biblical fruitfulness in ourselves by faith, inspire and assist others to do the same and advocate for God’s plan of family within the context of our God-given priorities.
And that’s why Fruitful Vine Woman is here.
In my little nook of this vast place called “the internet”, I just want to make a difference and bring Him glory using the one thing I’ve never been short of- words.
I believe there is so much untapped power in the lives of God’s Women, especially to the appointed positions He has graced us with in our womanhood. We don’t have to settle for any label other than the one He gives us:
We are His. We are WOMEN. Created to be fruitful in a beautiful, extraordinary way as living testimonies unto Him.
Biblical fruitfulness glorifies Him and points others to living for Him. Let’s learn together, okay?
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 and hindrance 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, bearing MUCH fruit in Him. May this ministry be a blessing to you and may He grant you the ability to embrace & experience JOY in your identity in Him!
In Jesus Name, Amen!