Yesterday, as I was reading Psalm 119, one particular verse stood out to me:
“Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.” (verse 54, NIV)
The New Living Translation reads: “Your principles have been the music of my life throughout the years of my pilgrimage.”
As someone who loves music (and for whom music is somewhat part of my job), it’s easy to see why this verse stuck out above the others in the passage. I pretty much go all day with some song in my head, whether it be something from my iTunes or iPod, a song from Sunday’s worship set, or just a random song that entered my head from who-knows-where. I can usually think of a song to go with any conversation. Music is just important to me.
Why can’t I allow God’s Word to be in my head like a song? The question may well be why don’t I allow God’s Word to be in my head like a song? Music has always been a huge part of my life, and it’s time that I make God’s Word an even greater part of my everyday being than music.
My goal for this week is to make God’s Word “the music of my life” and “the theme of my song.”