Lead vocalist Mark Hall explained how God inspired the song: "I'd been trying to write all day, but I felt like I was tying words in knots. I went to bed, couldn't sleep, was up and down, until about 2:30 in the morning. My wife, Melanie, sat up in the bed and said, 'You just need to say, Speak, Lord, for your servant hears!' And then she rolled over and went back to sleep!"
Hall added, laughing, "I was a little ill about that comment but I knew she was right, so I went downstairs to the piano. That's when I realized I'd been humming a tune in my head for hours. So I pounded out the chords and the first verse just poured out. That's when you know it's bigger than you; when you know you didn't come up with the lyric. I'm not that creative! When God whispers in my ear - that's a 'God line.'"