Bella Vine started in prayer-filled conversations and quiet moments of conviction. In the summer of 2018, The Lord planted a dream in my heart to encourage women in His Word and on their faith journey through intentionally made jewelry.
made on purpose, for a purpose
"Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ." Romans 10:17
Each piece from Bella Vine is inspired by God's Word: We believe that the revealed Word of God in scripture was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement it gives, we might have hope and be equipped in righteousness. (2 Tim 3:15-17, Rom 15-14).
A beautiful thing about the gospel is that it doesn't stop with forgiveness; we have been justified (made right in the sight of God) by grace and it is available through faith in Jesus to all who believe. In Christ, we also are being sanctified (set apart) through the power of The Holy Spirit and continually being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory (Romans 5:1-2, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18). As The Word of God speaks:
"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:1-10
Because of what Jesus accomplished and finished on the Cross, the gift of salvation and eternal life is offered to all. It is an amazing invitation, filled with love unconditional, grace beyond measure, and piercing refinement as we get ready to meet Jesus face-to-face. There is so much more in store for you in following Him. My hope is as you do, that your piece from Bella Vine would be a small, tangible reminder of God's powerful ways and His constant grace and provision over your life.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
and what is the boundless greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might
which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come (Eph 1:18-21).
"Abide in Me, and I in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. "I am the vine you are the branches, he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." - John 15:4-5
One thing I love about this passage is the illustration of a branch receiving life from its vine. Bella means "beautiful"; Jesus Christ is our true, beautiful vine. In Him, we are deeply rooted and desire faithful persistence in following Him. He is our ultimate joy, hope and salvation. In Him, we have life and life more abundant (John 10:10), for He is faithful to produce fruit in each of us as we remain in Him.
May the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you daily remain.