Is Life Dynamic or Static?
Dynamic is the ability to change and progress with the changing demands of time or the changing needs of an establishment. And not just change, but effectual change. The right change for the right need at the right time.
A line cook is a great example. It takes a great amount of skill and grace to pull off the entire job by one’s self during a rush. To the outsider, it looks like chaos erupting. Like a 8-tentacled octopus the cook begins moving and collecting tools for the task ahead. Until suddenly the entire meal is there looking hot and delicious. This is not accidental. When a beginner is trained in one area at a time. If they are accomplished enough they will move on. To witness someone who really cares about getting it right, is like watching someone who is a dynamic master of their trade.
With God, there is also more training involved than just getting born again. At that point we are merely at the cusp of a life that can explode with understanding! Because now we are no longer just body (physical body), and soul (personality, breath-life) we are also spirit. Because of God putting his Spirit–God is Holy and he is Spirit– in us. Our ability to know, understand, and relate to the world is compounded by our direct communication with an all-knowing and all-loving Father. Dynamic, is almost not enough of a word to describe it. Our five senses actually limit us to only what we see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Can we, by our five senses understand the nuances of the heart or salvation to the uttermost? Not in the least. But with God we have the opportunity, by our freewill to reach out for his knowledge in all five areas. We become like that accomplished cook turning out beautiful delicious plate after plate.
- 2 Corinthians 5:7; For we walk by faith, not by sight.
- Ephesians 6:12; For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
But HOW do I grow like this?
First, trust God. Trust that the Word of God is his revealed Will and put aside your predisposed ideas of him. I’ve heard them called sacred cows. These are the prideful little walls of the box you put God in. Take them down my friend he doesn’t fit in there anyways. People will easily believe he is all-powerful and all-knowing. But is he ALL loving too? Can he really be good always? Is he big enough to care about the littlest details of your life? Yes! Absolutely yes!
Being static is to wall yourself in with God and expecting it to never change. Like a bird in a cage that is not the freedom of Christ in you. Life doesn’t need to be this way. Exhilarating rushes of growth and abundance wait for the man or woman willing to take just one of those walls down. I challenge you to try. Go to the Word with an open heart and ask God to teach you something new about Him. Ask Him with a pure heart to know, to train you to see His goodness in the world around you. Your life will begin to grow above and beyond dynamic.