Saturday, November 8, 2014

FALL FOR THE STORY...


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.
The beautiful view out of our hospital room window.  We are seeing some great sunrises, too!

WRITE YOUR STORY
by Francesca Battistelli

They say
You're the King of everything
The One who taught the wind to sing
The Source of the rhythm my heart keeps beating

They say
You can give the blind their sight
And You can bring the dead to life
You can be the hope my soul's been seekin'

I wanna tell You now that I believe it
I wanna tell You now that I believe it
I do, that You can make me new, oh

I'm an empty page
I'm an open book
Write Your story on my heart
Come on and make Your mark


Author of my hope
Maker of the stars
Let me be Your work of art
Won't You write Your story on my heart

Write Your story, write Your story
Come on and write Your story, write Your story
Won't You write Your story on my heart

My life
I know it's never really been mine
So do with it whatever You like
I don't know what Your plan is
But I know it's good, yeah


I wanna tell You now that I believe in
I wanna tell You now that I believe in
In You, so do what You do, oh

I'm an empty page
I'm an open book
Write Your story on my heart
Come on and make Your mark

Author of my hope
Maker of the stars
Let me be Your work of art
Won't You write Your story on my heart

Write Your story, write Your story
Come on and write Your story, write Your story
Won't You write Your story on my heart

I want my history
To be Your legacy
Go ahead and show this world
What You've done in me
And when the music fades
I want my life to say

I let You write Your story, write Your story
Write Your story, write Your story


I'm an empty page
I'm an open book
Write Your story on my heart
Come on and make Your mark

Author of my hope
Maker of the stars
Let me be Your work of art
Won't You write Your story on my heart

Write Your story, write Your story
Come on and write Your story, write Your story
Won't You write Your story on my heart
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2 comments:

Amy Arbuckle said...

Hope Dan recovers quickly.

Lori said...

What a great theme to think about and study! You have definitely seen that you are not in control of your life this semester! What a great way to relate it to that theme, though. Glad you have a good view. Hope and pray he's out soon!