The colon, or large intestine, is the final stop in food’s journey through the digestive tract.
The colon absorbs fluid from indigestible food residue and produces solid waste for elimination.
The colon is essentially a waste-storage organ that lets you control when the waste is released. But the colon does much more than act as your body’s garbage chute.
The colon is also important for fluid, electrolytes (salts) and fatty-acid absorption. These can be important for systemic health. Also, the colon holds a large number of good bacteria, which may hold many benefits for the body.
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3
If you are reading this then you are not dead, at least physically. The natural tendency is to conclude that this verse is referring to the spirit. Our spirit is not dead but very much alive because of our acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice.
But consider that “for you died,” refers to the soul; our mind, will and emotions. When we decide to die to self, which I believe is a distinct and separate encounter than conversion, we exchange our will for the will of the Father. We no longer have a say in our lives, we are dead.
Ponder this for a while.
Exercise of the Week: Enter the life of true freedom and rest by deciding to die to self.