"The grace you had yesterday will not be sufficient for today.
Grace is the overflowing favor of God,
and you can always count on it being available to draw upon as needed...
One of the greatest proofs that you are drawing on the grace of God
is that you can be totally humiliated before others
without displaying even the slightest trace of anything but His grace."
I guess I'm ALMOST there. I am a candidate for the Skin Rash Hall of Fame. Actually, I look worse than many who sent in their pictures to this site! At the end of working in the yard Friday morning, I recognized some poison ivy and stopped pulling weeds immediately. Apparently, not soon enough. My eyes are slits; my cheeks are like 1/2 apples. I am red, itchy, ugly and uncomfortable. I'm reluctant to "prove that I'm drawing on the grace of God by being totally humiliated before others" by going to church this morning.
Today's devotional reading ended with these words:
Never hold anything in reserve.
Pour yourself out, giving the best that you have,
and always be poor.
Never be diplomatic and careful
with the treasure God gives you--
"and yet possessing all things"--
this is poverty triumphant (2 Corinthians 6:10).
P.S. It's probably no coincidence that the Sunday School lesson I studied for today