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That was put in perspective for her and for me," she said of her girlfriend, "That's why she understood that if I believe there's a God outside of this life that cares about my life that wants me to live, I want to give Him my life to do what He wanted with it." Sturm continued, "He could take my life later that day, or He could take it in 50 years.
I was like, there is a God, I've experienced him, if there wasn't, then whatever, we do whatever. There is, and He has won my heart." Sturm addressed other religions who serve a god because of fear for their lives.
She recalls, "We had a few things happen that really brought that message home, but the one that hit the hardest was the death of our sound engineer.
We did one last show with Flyleaf as a benefit for his wife Katy and their son Kirby.
Listening to rock such as Nirvana and Pantera had negative angst built into them. "When I first became a Christian I was very much drawn back into those old ways of thinking and those old ways of feeling by certain music. I was withheld with some of those feelings, so I couldn't listen to that music that I used to because I would desire that fullness of life that I was feeling outside of that place," she shared. They are complete opposite spirals for life – one out of control and one on fire for God.
Sturm admitted it was tough to find bands that were as honest in their music as she would have liked. "I think filtering your life through unbelief, filtering your life to thinking there is not a God will always go to a dark place.
If we are to live without having a purpose, what is the point?
Suicide would not even be a problem because we exist in pure nothingness. The problem is, we are bad Gods, and we will fail ourselves," said Sturm, "When we realize that enough times it makes for a really dark place to go to within yourself.
This is something unfathomable and beautiful to her.
7 via Baker Books and Sturm has issued a couple of videos to promote the effort.