Around here, we've been hit hard with THE STORY. At church we've been going through a Bible study using "The Story" along with our NIV. We are hearing sermons based on our readings, and discussing it in Bible class as well. It's the story of God redeeming his people, throughout the ages. Then, I was asked to write something about how Women's Ministry relates to the STORY OF GOD. It was a good assignment, it made me think about why we do what we do. Finally, in my exercise class, Body & Soul, we have themes for each session and, you guessed it, WHAT'S YOUR STORY? has been the theme this time. No joke! Every song we exercise to has lyrics based on this theme. I love it. It all has had an impact on me.
Your story as it fits into GOD'S STORY - It's a great thing to be aware of, and giving up control of our lives is easier said than done! I thought I had my fall all planned and had been praying about it. I found out in a hurry that my plans to declutter my house and continue in my role at church would need to be put on hold. So many unexpected things have happened this fall. As I write, I am watching over my husband as he recuperates in a hospital room. I didn't anticipate any of those things happening, but God knew and has put me where I need to be. He's writing MY STORY.
WRITE YOUR STORY
by Francesca Battistelli