D’Vine Daughters was birthed in September 2013 during the “Find My Friends” bible study series at my local church. The challenge to begin a small group was presented to those who felt led to do so. After much prayer, I was prompted to Accept the Challenge and start a Women’s small group.

During my Daily Devotion Time, John chapter 15 consistently popped up. I read and reread it several times for several weeks.

The mandate to “Abide in The Vine” was repeatedly impressed upon my heart.

I prayed and fasted for several more days for insight and confirmation and D’Vine Daughters – Daughters of The Vine Abiding In Christ was the name that was given to me.

John 15

1 “I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. {a Vinedresser is one who tends to, prunes, or cultivates}

2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in The Vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. Love and Joy Perfected.

9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

Jesus, The Son of God, is “The Vine”

God, Our Heavenly Father, is “The Gardener”

“The Fruit” produced by The Vine are the Results of the INward workings of The Holy Spirit, as we Believers, are “The Branches”

The Gardener, God PLANTS Believers all over this world. He INTENTIALLY planted each and every one of us exactly where we are, in order to reach those within our space and time. It’s no accident that we are where we are.

His Intent for us, as BRANCHES, is to REACH OTHERS for Him and His Kingdom Purposes.

The work of The Holy Spirit IN US helps us to Accomplish God’s Will, as we ABIDE/Stay Connected to The Vine, Jesus. Thus, we are Daughters of The Vine.

As Believers who Abide and Stay Connected, we Trust God as He Leads, Prompts, Guides, and Directs us into our world, to Reach and Deliver Love and Hope to the Lost, Broken, and Hurting. He does this by setting up Divine Appointments, where we are given opportunities to Bless Others because we ourselves have been so blessed by Our Father.

We REPRESENT “The Love of Christ” Our Lord and Savior, to each and every person within our sphere of influence, as we are Branches/Life Reachers.

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