As a physical therapist in a hospital, my wife sees thousands of patients each year. Patients go to her department to rehabilitate parts of their bodies after surgery, injury, or disease. Many times she’s treated patients dealing with necrosis.
Necrosis is, by definition, the death of cells in living tissue caused by external factors such as infection, trauma, or toxins. Unfortunately, necrosis is always detrimental to the health of the patient and can be fatal. Therefore, it’s necessary to surgically remove the necrotic tissue to avoid complications and harm to the patient.
Once removed, the patient can begin healing. The healing process starts when the doctor sends them to rehab to improve or restore their functional movements. The goal of therapy is to stimulate circulation and strengthen weakened muscles so that patients can resume their lives.
This situation reminds me of the devastating dangers sin can have in our lives. We won’t even realize how the sin continues to worsen until it eventually jeopardizes our entire being. Only when we cut away the sin and feed our spirit, will we begin to heal.
FX3 Daily D:
Answer and Journal the Following
Read and meditate on Colossians 3:1-10 for yourself. *Keep in mind that in today’s reading, the word “Mortify or Death” comes from the Greek word νεκρόω (nekroō) which means to “put to death” or “cut away.” and is the root of the word necrosis.
What sin in your life do you need to “cut away” before it jeopardizes your being? Be real; be honest.
Create a plan of action on how you will remove this sin from you life today and replace with “heavenly” things. What will it take? Be specific. Bonus: Share this with another man and have them hold you accountable.
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
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