writing“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” ~ Mother Teresa

I have this quote taped on my desk near my computer to remind me of why I began this writing journey in the first place. Then, I recently heard a new song by Francesca Battistelli titled “Write Your Story” that echoes the truth that my life is an empty page in an open book and asks God to write His story on my heart.

Three applications immediately come to mind. First, my deepest desire is to place my life in the hand of a loving God and let Him use me however He sees fit. I want to go where He wants me to go, say what He wants me to say, love like He wants me love, and live like He wants me to live. Like the song, I’m asking God to engrave His plan on my heart so that my life tells the story of personal redemption and an intimate relationship with the Creator.

Then, I want to write His story … literally. I want the words on this blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, my non-fiction books, and novel manuscripts to speak the truth of God’s love for each of us and His desire for a personal relationship. I want my characters to grow in their knowledge of God and my readers to walk away with a similar reminder of how much God loves them. When I struggle to put words on the page or brainstorm another scene, I’m turning more and more toward asking God to write His story through this little pencil.

Last, I’m being very practical. I set a personal goal to have a rough draft finished by March 15th and I’m halfway there. That means I have ten more chapters to write in just three weeks. Yikes! So, this same prayer to “write your story” becomes an echoing command to “sit down in that chair and write your story!”

What about you? What story is being written in your life? What story are you “writing” by the things you do and say?

Write Your Story
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