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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: When telling your story, you end up talking about Jesus more than you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You long for your heart to come more fully alive to the love of Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you quote Paul, “The Son of God loved ME…”, it still astonishes & humbles you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When the gospel wounds you, in time, it’s welcomed as a kiss from Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Spiritual disciplines are a delight, not a duty, drudgery or a drag.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You know EXACTLY what broken cisterns you’ll reach for when the living water of Jesus isn’t enough.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You really believe that the best & most defining thing about you is that you belong to Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The beauty of Jesus is driving you to cry out to your Father for the Spirit’s fulness.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re less childish but more childlike.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You can go longer without someone stroking your ego or making a big deal about you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You blame less and forbear more.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You handle your failures with honesty, humility and hope.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The Bible exegetes the news media and social commentators for you, not vice versa.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You steward the gift of humor & don’t unnecessarily hurt anyone as the price for a laugh.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You go out of your way to extend the welcoming heart of God and remember people’s names.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your friends who struggle with depression don’t feel pressure from you to “get over it”.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t sabotage your repentance with lame excuses or empty promises.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t think of evangelism as a gift you don’t have, but a calling we all share.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t let time spent on Twitter or FB to rob you of face to face time with friends.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Reformed Theology isn’t doctrine by which you judge others but truth by which you’re prostrate before God.