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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You choose to risk things for Jesus rather than rust in the comfort zone of your unbelief.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you’re dining with gospelicious friends, you enjoy the fellowship more than the food.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You provoke more people to love and good deeds than those you simply provoke.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re into “pant-theology, panting for more of the living water Jesus freely gives to all.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You worship created things much less but see God’s majesty in all of creation much more.

A sign you’re growing in grace: From celery strings to the strings of a great quartet, you find God’s glory everywhere.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re wiser to the schemes of the devil, our defeated but yet to be eradicated foe.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You know that Satan is filled with fury because his time is short, so you are wise & hopeful.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You realize evil can show up in the Body of Christ. You’re grieved, but less naive.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The hope of the gospel is freeing you from Pollyanna-like denial & Eeyore-like despondency.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re more sure about “Christ in you, the hope of glory” than “hope springing eternal”.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your hope is built on nothing less, more or other than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You care about the impact you have on others, because you know you’re capable of harm.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re beginning to understand that suffering is good soil for growing a gospel heart.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You own your natural drift towards autonomy, so you regularly reaffirm belonging to Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You want God’s mercy FOR others more than you demand justice FROM others.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Many times you feel like an absolute pigmy in grace, if not going backwards.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re willing to hope again, even though it’d be easier to self-protect.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you read the account of Holy Week, you see yourself reflected in most of the characters, except Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re learning to resist the pulls of obsessive busyness and directionless laziness.