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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You laugh with louder gufaws, & cry with hotter tears, because the gospel is at work.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The Bible reads you as much as you read the Bible.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You notice a person’s dignity before you notice their depravity.

A sign you’re growing in grace: There are fewer pages in the little book in which you keep a record of wrongs done to you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your cry for a changed heart is louder than your cry for relief.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The word “overcomer” in Revelation makes you think about Jesus, THE Overcomer, not you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Repentance is becoming less something YOU do and more Someone you trust, namely, Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The more you understand your union with Christ the more you crave communion with Him.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You say “always” and “never” less often, and “I’m so sorry” a whole lot more.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You practice the anatomical ratio of ears to mouth: Listening twice as much as talking.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You recognize quicker when you’re importing last year’s anger into today’s disappointment.

A sign you’re growing in grace: People you’re talking with don’t just hear your words but experience your presence.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You grieve how touchy, pouty and defensive you can be.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You repent freely and regularly, to your spouse and children.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The gap between your sound doctrine and your actual discipleship is narrowing.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Because of God’s grace at work in your heart, it’s getting harder to gossip, nag & snarl.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re cultivating an informed mind with an enflamed heart and engaged hands.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The gospel is freeing you from dead orthodoxy and live heterodoxy.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You spend way less time stuck in the paralysis of analysis.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re just as excited about what the gospel frees you FOR as what it frees you FROM.