Our External Sensuality Reveals Our Internal Depravity

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By Sunny Shell - Posted at Abandoned to Christ:

Twenty-eight years ago, the Lord moved me to Southern California as an answer to my cry for help.

My faithful and merciful Father God had graciously and mercifully endured, preserved, and persevered me through 13 years of severe and brutal persecution. But because I did not heed His exhortation and admonition in Deuteronomy 8:11-20, I forgot that it was by His mighty hand that I received relief from my enemies. Much like the Israelites whom the LORD kindly saved and freed from the bondage of Egypt, I fancied that this reprieve was due to something good I had done—and for three years, I entertained the fallacy, that I deserved every good I received from the Lord. I behaved as if God owed me for my obedience, rather than remember that even my obedience was a gift from Him, through Jesus Christ; who through His death and resurrection, freed and enabled me to do what I could never do on my own—please and honor the one and only, holy and righteous God (Heb 11:6).

During these three years of insanity, the way I dressed, revealed what my heart believed about myself and the world around me.

My external sensuality revealed my internal depravity.