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?
Have you ever wondered "is it worth the sacrifice of having my child study an instrument, even if it will not be his/her chosen profession"? A Nobel Prize winner thinks so. Thomas Sudhof, who shares this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology, told The Lancet in August 2010 that he owes his powers of analysis and concentration to studying a musical instrument.
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?