Archive for the ‘Signs You Are Growing in Grace’ category

Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 21

July 31, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you read tweets, you don’t pretend to know what’s in the heart of the tweeter.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer don yourself an Olympic judge & critic of everyone’s worship music.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Because of the gospel, you’re no longer afraid of God but you’ve never feared him more.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re beginning to see what God does in his worship is more important than what we do.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You mentally rehearse the gospel more than you rehearse other people’s failures.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You linger longer at meals & in conversations, and you hide & isolate less.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 20

July 24, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’ve learned the limit of words when caring for the crushed, grieving & traumatized.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re becoming less insufferable because the sufferings of Jesus are humbling you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Because you stay more aware of Jesus’ love for you, you’re not as rigid, picky & controlling.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re less inclined to look for a tit for tat correlation between hardships & your sins.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When the Father disciplines you, you know he could’ve chosen MANY reasons to do so.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You know God’s discipline has more in common with wearing braces than frapping knuckles.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 19

July 17, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: When someone finds and eats the cookie you thought you hid well, you don’t pout, much.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t use theological language “clubishly”- either to beat or exclude people.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Because it matters so much to your Father, you care for widows and orphans. James 1:27

A sign you’re growing in grace: Theological gamesmanship has given over to kingdom statesmanship. You wash more feet.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Having a good heart means much more than sounding real smart. Humility is trumping hubris.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t confuse being free from legalism with being joyful in serving Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You know how to rejoice in the hope of justice without gloating over an enemy’s fall.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 18

July 10, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You remain humble & grateful when God uses someone more powerfully than you in your city.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You can spot heresies quicker than ever, but you’re also less arrogant than ever.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You still get feelings of disdain, but you don’t show or speak with as much contempt.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You fully enjoy Christian liberty & you fully enjoy limiting your freedom out of love.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’ll work hard today at your MAIN work: Believing in Jesus, the sent One. Jn. 6:29

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 17

July 3, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You know that the path of righteousness will ALWAYS lead to Jesus, our perfect righteousness.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The love of Jesus is compelling you to be more generous with your time, talent & treasure.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The demands of the love of God are becoming more obvious to you… and welcomed.

A sign you’re growing in grace: While not condemning you, the gospel is exposing the depth of your selfishness & greed.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You humbly accept both the criticism & the celebration of the cross. You are broken & beloved.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 16

June 27, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You exercise wisdom & care when sharing prayer requests about your spouse & children.

A sign you’re growing in grace: It doesn’t take you as long to humble yourself before your spouse and kids.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re learning the difference between worshipping God and listening to worship music.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re more likely to drink motor than to nurse a grudge or fertilize roots of bitterness.

A sign you’re growing in grace: More than ever, you pray & work for unity in the Body of Christ & in your church family.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You are actively seeking to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 15

June 19, 2011

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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.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 14

June 12, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you enter a room, people don’t feel the need to get quiet, sit up and de-clutter.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Obnoxious people still annoy you, you just murder less of them in your heart.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You know Jesus didn’t appoint you to be the keeper of clocks and scales for other people.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re getting equipped to care for people with stories of abuse, as there are so many of us.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The word “holiness” neither embarrasses or confuses you; it makes you thankful for Jesus.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 13

June 6, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: A commitment to “faith expressing itself in love” is altering your attitude & actions.

A sign you’re growing in grace: “In step with the truth of the gospel” (Gal.2:14) is how you want to live your whole life.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You give and receive better eye contact, as a means of loving well.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Names matter to you so you work to remember them & are careful what you call people.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The gospel doesn’t make it easier to sin but harder to fall back into legalism.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 12

May 29, 2011

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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.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 11

May 23, 2011

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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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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 10

May 16, 2011

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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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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 9

May 9, 2011

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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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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 8

May 1, 2011

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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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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 7

April 26, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t feel the need to pose and pretend as often or as much.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The main work you’ll be about the rest of your life is believing in Jesus – John 6:29.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t appeal to the sovereignty of God as an excuse for your being lazy or foolish.

A sign your’e growing in grace: If you don’t know, you don’t pretend you do.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Somebody with redemptive wisdom knows about your struggle with sexual sin.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re better about responding to calls and invitations, and sending thank you notes.

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