Often times, as I read through scripture, the LORD allows some line or piece to stick out and strike me in a way it never before has. In this way, verses which can become "too familiar" or "overused" remain fresh, new, and exciting. Take, for instance, "Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10. In our insanely fast-paced culture, the typical "dwelling point" of this verse is on being still and slowing down to spend time with our LORD. A few days ago, however, I took a different tack.
Be still and know that He is GOD. Ponder over that for a minute - He is GOD! He, the one who knows me intimately, the one who loves me greatly. He, the one who knit me together in my mother's womb, the one who holds my very life together, who keeps my heart beating and my lungs breathing in oxygen. He who died for me - is God!
He IS. Current, present, this very moment active, judging, ruling, and sovereignly reigning. Involved, loving, caring, providing, saving, comforting, healing, rescuing, listening, answering, rejoicing, working. All this, He is. And He is God. Those three little letters leave me utterly awestruck. I find myself without words yet trying to use them to express my amazement. The One speaking to me, the One listening to me, the One who IS, this very moment, is God!
Be still oh Christian and bow down on bended knee, for the One whose audience you have is GOD! Tremble fearful heart and bow in humble dread, for the One who speaks to you is GOD! Hear Him, Oh soul, and make His will your own, for your Sovereign, Lord, and King is GOD!