Archives For Growth in Grace

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: There are a few people in your life who can ask you anything, and you’ll be honest.

A sign you’re growing in grace: In your hierarchy of values, validation by grit got “smoked” by justification by faith.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You know that every time the Holy Spirit makes you cry “Uncle!”, it’s so you’ll cry Abba.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Where the Lord leads you, you follow. What he feeds you, you swallow.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t jump to conclusions about people. You stroll into understanding with compassion.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The gospel is putting a “beatdown” on your theological arrogance and critical spirit.

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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.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You park your conscience under God’s grace & when it drifts towards law, you yank it back.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t guilt very easily, either as victim or agent.

A sign you’re growing in grace: No matter what anyone says about you, you realize the cross is your greatest critic & cure.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your recovery time from irritability, resentment and smugness is getting shorter.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t privatize your relationship with Jesus. You’re using more plural pronouns.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re thankful Jesus hasn’t just forgiven all your sins, but also all your good works.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: There are things you no longer do only because of your love for Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You want to trust again more than you want to stay stuck in your hurt.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The older you get the more you remember stuff your parents actually did right.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You expect to discover more of your need for Jesus today & more of the riches of Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You define success less by how much you do in a day & more in terms of how well you love.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Less and less seems really whine-worthy.

A sign you’re growing in grace: An exponentially growing appetite for the gospel and a shrinking appetite for junk food.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You long & pray for the Holy Spirit to visit your heart & church in transforming power.

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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.

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re aware of the racist that lives in you, not just in the Bubbas & rednecks near you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You waste less food & time, and your committed giving is becoming cheerful giving.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You think about fixing people less and loving them more.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your family and friends can relax around you more than they did last year.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’ve given up trying to be the 4th member of the Trinity.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You will do everything you can NOT to do unnecessary damage to a person’s reputation.

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Last week, I posted a tweet compilation from Scotty Smith on his series of “signs you are growing in grace.”  Since then, Scotty has been kind enough to continue that series with many additional thoughts on growing in grace.  I’ve compiled the new tweets below (part two).  Check them out.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You’ve actually read Nahum and Obadiah.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You catch people “doing it right” in a 3 to 1 ratio to “doing it wrong”.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You don’t try to take 23 items through the 10 item speed check out line at Publix.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You’re in your seat in the worship center 7 minutes early to pray for the service.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. On a 2-lane-becoming-1 road, you don’t speed up just to jet around 3 extra cars.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. Your repentances come quicker with less pouting, excuses and vain promises.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You throw less pity-parties, because you go to Jesus quicker than to self-contempt.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You talk about your justification 10 times more than your victimization.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You quote Jesus more than you quote Tim Keller.

A sign you’re growing in grace is a commitment to give your spouse focused, unrushed attention at the END of the day.

A sign you’re growing in grace is just grabbing a brownie without looking for the biggest or best crust-edged brownie.

A sign you’re growing in grace is when you use less labels to dismiss people or marginalize their comments.

A sign you’re growing in grace is still being gracious to telemarketers when they call your protected phone number.

A sign you’re growing in grace is a commitment to pray for people you’d really rather gossip about.

A sign you’re growing in grace is not texting or reading emails on your pda while driving, with or without kids.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You no longer simply assume if you can pay for something you really can afford it.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You recognize the subtle ways you’re living justification by sanctification.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. Your spouse and children are the first to notice the signs.

Another sign you’re growing in grace. You get sucker-punched by condemnation for sin less often, but convicted much more.

A sign you’re growing in grace. You don’t use your car horn to curse bad drivers, but appropriately caution & warn them.

A sign you’re growing in grace. The gospel still astonishes & humbles you. It’s not just cliche or the name of your tribe.

A sign you’re growing in grace. If you USED to be a Dispensationalist, you’re not cynical about those who still are.

A sign you’re growing in grace. If you USED to be a Charismatic, you don’t atrophy into dead or dry orthodoxy.

A sign you’re growing in grace. If you’re “finally” Reformed, you don’t confuse knowledge with spirituality.

A sign you’re growing in grace. You realize that Presbyterian and Reformed types are .07% of the entire Body of Christ.

A sign you’re growing in grace. The more you learn about Jesus & the gospel the more you realize how little YOU know.

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