Write Your Story

Let-me-be-Your-work-ofI’ve got an earworm that just won’t leave. It’s a song that won’t stop repeating in my mind and in my heart, day and night. But I don’t think it’s just because it’s a catchy tune. It is truth. Profound truth, at least to me.

Ever since I became a Christian over three decades ago, I’ve desired for God to write His story on my heart and in my life. Each chapter has held lots of ups and downs, just like any good novel does.

I’ve owned an operated a Christian preschool, teaching little ones to love Jesus and know His word. Then, as a Language Arts teacher, I taught 4-8th graders to love words and love writing, all the while raising two wonderful children.

Later I wrote missions curriculum, had my own newspaper column, became a magazine editor, and then was the editorial director of 12 publications. But it’s never been about the jobs I’ve done; it’s been a journey of letting Him write His story with my life. From the day I turned my heart over to Him, I knew that my life has never really been mine—and His plans have always been good.

And now, with two published non-fiction books, He is writing a new chapter in my story. As a novelist. He is “the source of the rhythm that my heart—and my imagination and my pen—keeps on beating”, and it sure is fun.

As Francesca so aptly sings, I am an empty page. I am an open book. And I want my history to be His legacy. So, when all is said and done, all I can say is “Lord, let me be Your work of art!” Thanks, Francesca!

 “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’

(chorus)

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

(repeat chorus)

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

(repeat chorus)

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 [x2]

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