Cease striving and know that I am God.
Be in awe and know that I am God.
It is a revelation that can change your life: To know that God is active in your life. We ourselves are often the one thing that blocks us from knowing this. If and when we slow down, dial down, and cease from striving, we make room to be aware of or to be in awe of God. We can not 'do' awareness or awe. We get to experience it.
The idea or concept that God is watching is something not just for children to get, but for adults too. Like the song that says, "be careful little eyes what you see".
There's a Father up aboveGod is watching as the loving Father. When you watch your child, or grandchild, you get a glimpse of what God does all the time.
And He's looking down in love
So, be careful little eyes what you see
It is one thing to know that God knows me, because he is God. But to know that he really knows me, as an individual, is awesome. It completely gives me pause. It is life altering. It is empowering and humbling.
I believe we need to live in the reality of God knowing us as The Father who is love. All of God's knowledge of me is filled with love. Even when God disciplines me, it is in love.
Wouldn't it be great to see the Lord? There is a popular song called, "open the eyes of my heart", that says that we want to see God, like Isaiah did (Isaiah 6:1). We imagine that if we saw the Lord, we would be changed or blessed. But we also just want to see the one we love.
But when and if you get to have the experience of seeing the Lord, you will be impacted by him seeing you. This is what Dallas Holm sung about in his song, I Saw The Lord. Dallas describes the majesty of the Lord, but then adds, "and he saw me".
Even if we go to heaven and experience seeing Jesus with millions of other believers, I believe that we will experience him seeing us individually, like in Dallas Holm's song. And that is how it is with the Lord even today. He sees each one of us as individuals.
Be still and know that I am God. He is loving you and me, as individuals. It is intimate. There are no facades or masks or personas. With Augustine, we can also say, "in my deepest wound, I saw your glory, and it dazzled me".