Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 12

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: Like Asaph (Ps 73:15), you restrain your public demonstration of inward pain and rage.

A sign you’re growing in grace: People occasionally ask you about the hope they see evidenced in your countenance & life.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re still pursuing your spouse, five, ten, twenty years later.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your high view of Scripture is more obvious because of your obedience than your defense of inerrancy.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not known as an “us versus them” kind of a separatist believer.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You build more redemptive bridges INTO the culture than you hurl grenades AT the culture.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When sitting at a conference table with others, you don’t eat Hersey kisses without sharing.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your penchant for pettiness and pickiness is withering under the weight of grace.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Because you’re in Christ, your “need” to be in other “inner circles” is shriveling

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t repent less, but more, but your repentances are fueled by joy, not shame.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your joy is less dependent on getting your way and more defined by doing God’s will.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you give your testimony, you talk less about your change & more about Jesus’ glory.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You look in mirrors less often and pray for missionaries more regularly.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The assistants in your office feel less like gophers and more like prized team members.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The better you know Jesus the more comfortable you are with mystery & a lack of closure.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Jesus is healing you of the paralysis of analysis so that you’re more outward looking.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not really planning on retiring, but refocusing and refiring.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t get as irritated when people ask you to repeat yourself a 2nd or ever 3rd time.

A sign you’re growing in grace: As you grow more confident theologically you don’t grow equally more cocky.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re just as concerned about how you DEAL with an issue as the issue itself.

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25 Comments on “Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 12”


  1. hi, I hope it is okay with you…but I’ve given the link to this post of yours in my blog, “Treasures of Darkness” at http://www.cynthialottvogel.blogspot.com
    Thanks for a great, thoughtful and convicting post!


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