As a serious Christian and a dedicated musician, I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about what it means to have God in my art form. How does He provide the inspiration and the content of every piece of music I play? How can I honor Him with every note? How can I involve Him in the process of practicing and creating? How can I seek Him and His Kingdom through playing music?
Naomi Franklin's blog
Thank you, Satan. I know I'm a sinner. Your continual needling, your constant nagging, your crippling negativity, remind me of the truth: I'm a sinner. You enjoy reminding me that most of my thoughts are sinful, that I make mistakes constantly, that even my righteous acts are rooted in selfishness. You've told me these things a million times. And I listen, because your words have the appearance of truth. The Word of God does say, "All have sinned and fallen short"; "There is none who is righteous--no, not one; all have fallen, all have turned. There is no one who seeks God." So, then, if God Himself says it, why isn't Satan right?
God calls my generation to take a stand for righteousness in our homes and communities. Many of us have gorged ourselves with entertainment and pleasure; we have grown accustomed to blending in and taking the easy way out; we passionately seek only ease, comfort, and passivity. But I was homeschooled, and my education at home prepared me to stand out. My parents gave me a desire for excellence and ignited in me a passion for truth. Wherever I go in life, to the classroom, to the office, or to the podium, I will take influence with me. Homeschooling provided me with a solid worldview, equipping me to confront and influence the culture in academia and music.