“By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me- a prayer to the God of my life.”
-Psalm 42:8

i borrowed this verse from Ellie and her post about why she wrote the song "night song." i have to confess, i do not memorize scripture like i would like to. like i know i can. it's easy to take advantage of the fact that i can google any verse i want at pretty much any time i want, but knowing the words on my own and having them just "pop" into my head when i need them most is something i so treasure about memorizing verses. 

if you know me, you know i love music. i related to the words of a song so easily. sometimes that's all i need to change my mood. sometimes a certain song can trigger bad junk. (thankfully, i've learned what most of those are and when they come up on the ole iPhone, i quickly skip to the next song) point being that music is a great way to help me memorize scripture and that's why i am obsessed with ellie's music. she starts with the simple loving message of our Father and puts it to music. 

i can't tell you how many times when i am struggling songs come to mind. or how often i find myself frantically skipping through my iPhone looking for the perfect song to give me peace in the moment. God truly speaks to me through music. He calms my soul with His words put to the gift of music by some pretty amazing people.