To be dynamic means to be a positive motivational influence. It means something that motivates, affects development or stability.
In order to be growing in our relationship with God we need to dynamic for Him. We can do this in at least two ways.
2 ways to be dynamic for God
1. Be His witness.
We witness to others when we tell others about God’s love and back up our words with a life of righteousness and holiness. To witness means we take a public stand for Jesus.
Let’s take a bold stand for Jesus!
Let’s not be ashamed of our faith in the risen Lord!
If you truly love someone you’re not ashamed of them. You are proud to be identified with them. I love Lauren and I’m proud to introduce her as my wife.
If we say we love Jesus, then we should not be ashamed to be identified publicly as one of His followers. In Matthew 5:14-15, Jesus told His followers:
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.”
What would Lauren think if I said, “I love you and I want to marry you, but let’s keep it a secret. In public let’s act like total strangers. You will continue to be known as Lauren McNeill and I will be Kevin Martineau, no one needs to know about our secret marriage.”
No, true, authentic love demands a commitment! We are proud to declare our love publicly!
2. Give Him your service.
One of the great tragedies of the world is people who live only for themselves. Their whole world centers around them. Everything is measured on how it affects them.
The only effort they put forth is on things which will benefit them. Their focus is on getting instead of giving. They want to be served rather than serve.
But the mark of true disciples of Jesus Christ is people who want God to use their lives. They want to serve God by serving others. They have an outward focus rather than an inward focus. They want to express God’s love to the world around them, and have their lives make a difference.
When we decide to let God use our life in service, the whole world profits.
God’s plan is that we all use our special gifts for His kingdom. Our lives can mean something if we choose to live for something besides ourselves. There is a place for all of us in service. Ephesians 4:11-13 says:
“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
We need to ask ourselves: Is my life being prepared for works of service?
If not, we are missing God’s purpose for us as outlined in this Scripture. We are missing God’s will and God’s blessing.
“God has created me, to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission — I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for nothing. I shall do good, I shall do His work. Therefore, I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am. I cannot be thrown away.” J. H. Newman
We all have a part to play in God’s plan for the world. Let’s not miss it!
How are you being dynamic for God?
This post is part of a 4 part series on growing deeper in our relationship with God.
Part 1: Resolve to grow in your relationship with God this year
Part 2: Grow deeper in your relationship with God by being directed by Him.
Part 3: Grow deeper in your relationship with God by being delighted in Him.
Part 4: Grow deeper in your relationship with God by being dynamic for Him.