“God’s my strength, he’s also my song, and now he’s my salvation.” Psalm 118.8
People who are good at their craft tend to become very confident. One can wear their confidence on their shoulder, as is often the case with Rugby players. One can be visibly excited about it, check out any actor when the camera is running. One can also quietly know, when absolute confidence and assurance, that they are strong and they know what the future will bring. The latter group is powerful because the petty events of life do not phase them, the normal difficulties do little to rock their boat and their hope and strength is so sure there is no need for bravado.
I find myself acting like the first group, coming out like the second when I have a great day, and seeking to become the third. When one as assurance and confidence in the future there is power beyond yourself. When one bases this hope in God, one is open to being a Spirit agent, and that is powerful beyond comprehension! There is one key to this process that you may not realize without years of experience. A key to unlocking the steps is to understand why you are seeking.
Accepting God as one’s savior fills a thirst that only God can fill. It is a simple as understanding who we are (weak), turning towards God (strong), and expressing confidence in what He has done (Jesus and the Cross) and a desire to have Him come into your life (eternal relationship).
Experiencing God in relationship brings benefits that one can never imagine in advance. Assurance without demand, love without conditions, peace without a price, and joy with total abandon. I often drift in and out of the relationship by my choice. I often lose the lyrics and words to a song I want more than anything else.
Discovering God as an end destination changes everything. Strength is a by-product, expressing what is valuable comes naturally, and the future is full of hope. I know this as salvation and power.