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Have you ever argued with The Lord? I mean have you ever felt led to do something so completely out of your comfort zone that you actually questioned the still, small voice of God? Well, I have! And let me tell you…it’s really not wise to argue with God. I mean, He did create the entire universe so He sort of knows better than you! You’re not gonna win that argument so just listen to Him when He speaks to your heart. Let me back up and tell you how I know this…

It started about two years ago. I kept getting this nagging feeling to write. So, I would jot down a few words and tuck them away in my bible. Then I attended a conference and a very influential woman in my life was on stage speaking and talked about her journaling and how important it was in her life. I felt more of a tug to write. But still, I thought it was just for myself, not anything the world would be interested in reading. After all, it’s just my little life!
Then one day the promptings started getting stronger. I could almost hear an audible voice saying “I want you to write.” This is when I started questioning…. “What? Who, me? Why? Write what, exactly?” but there was no clear answer. The promtings grew stronger still. I argued “I am not qualified to write! I never finish reading books because I get distracted! I know lots of women who would be better for this job, Lord, I will give you a list of their names!” but He. just. kept. nagging. {Is that allowed? Am I allowed to call God a nag? If not, oops. ‘Cause I did!}

On a whim, I picked up a book called “You were made for a God Sized Dream” and started reading it one day. I was in tears by chapter two. I had a God Sized Dream! I thought I was the only one who had the audacity to dream such a huge, hairy, crazy, scary dream! My dream is to write. My dream is to bring women together through my writing. My dream is to empower women to live their lives boldly with courage and grace. My dream is to create a community of women who, together with The Lord, create beauty in everyday life. My dream is to be as close to a Proverbs 31 woman as I can; and write about it while bonding with other women all across the world! Is that crazy?! WHAT AM I DOING?! Let me say that again… bond with women all across the world. Hi, my name is Jessica and I want to do life with you. I want to get to know you and let you get to know me while we figure out how to do this “Being a Woman” thing!

It’s rough being a woman sometimes, right? A woman is like the most multi-faceted jewel. So many different sides and angles yet so very beautiful. As we read through the verses in Proverbs 31:10-31 we are faced with all the things we long to do/be/represent/become. We read about a woman who seems to do it ALL with grace and poise. The chick is like a super hero! The bible says her worth is far above rubies! I guess so since she gets up early and starts cooking and cleaning and making things to sell and running a business…..then the bible says she goes on to stay up late into the night working. I don’t know about you but I need my rest. I can stay up late or I can get up early, pick one! What about you? What if the verses in Proverbs 31 were meant to represent the things we are to do in a lifetime rather than in a day? I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…but I can’t do them all at once and I can’t do them all in a day! So let’s dissect Proverbs 31 into sections and just try to accomplish what we can, when we can. Okay?

I’ll be here showing you my attempt at a P31 life and you can share your stories with me, too, okay? And I’m no expert at a lot of the things this P31 chick does so I’ll bring in friends to help us in areas where my gifts and talents lack! We can do this thing, y’all! Let’s do it together!
Love, Hugs, & Bunches of Blessings,
Jessica <3

by Jessica Akers

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  1. Hey mommy! This is the first time I’ve looked at your blog (yes, I am at school), and you are absolutely amazing. I’m so blessed that I have such an amazing, beautiful, Christian woman to be my mother. You’re raising all of us to be strong, mature, Christian young ladies, and I am so proud to be called your daughter. I love you<3

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