Posted tagged ‘Signs You Are Growing in Grace’

Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 36

December 26, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: It takes more to bug you, longer to rattle you and less to humble you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You find yourself saying, “How did I ever miss THAT?”, about old familiar Bible verses.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t speed up just to keep from being passed on the inside lane.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The ability to pay for something is no longer an indication of its affordability to you.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not arrogant, you just get bored quicker in churches without a heart for evangelism.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You use less confetti at your pity parties.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 35

December 19, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You realize anger is not the only emotion you can chose for responding to provocation.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you overhear gossip but miss 1/2 of what was said, you don’s ask for the other 1/2.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not as obsessive about getting credit, even when credit is very due. You chill more.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t use your brokenness and weaknesses as excuses, but as fuel to drive you to Jesus.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not arrogant when you bring your “A game” and not despondent when it’s your “B game”.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 34

December 12, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: The more you love theology (the study of God), the more you love people (those made in the image of God).

A sign you’re growing in grace: You can recognize sooner when your anger at some people has very little to do with them.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t dump or stuff your anger as much. “Be angry & do not sin” makes sense. Eph. 4:26

A sign you’re growing in grace: The gospel of grace has freed you to tremble at God’s Word more than the law ever could.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When your heart affections for Jesus grow cool, you take that condition very seriously.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 33

December 6, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: When critiquing a theological position, you don’t use unnecessary negative adjectives.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You let people finish their sentences and you don’t put your meaning on their words.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re just as passionate about pleasing God as you are in resisting legalism.

A sign you’re growing in grace: People suffering from depression don’t duck when they see you coming. You’re more merciful.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You love your Christian friends, but you’re making more time to be with non-believers.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 32

November 28, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You realize, more than ever, you simply cannot & MUST NOT do the Christian life alone.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your friends hooked into pornography know they can come to you for care, grace and strength.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t fall into gifts, smarts or looks envy as much as you used to.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The collective stories and wisdom of older friends has become a most sweet gospel nectar.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You not only treasure the riches of the gospel you obey the implications of the gospel.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 31

November 21, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer promise or insinuate you’ll do stuff you don’t have time or intent to do.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When someone asks you how you’re doing, you don’t automatically say, “Fine”. You lie less.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You get convicted about your sin MORE because you feel condemned for your sin LESS.

A sign you’re growing in grace: The gospel has given you better tools for dealing with your shame and contempt.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re careful not to live vicariously through your kids. Their story is THEIR story.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 30

November 7, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: When people don’t “show up”, you don’t cop an Elijah attitude (1 Kings 19:9f).

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t confuse high self-esteem with beloved-ness in Christ.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You take “The ONLY thing that counts is faith expressing itself in love” very seriously.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You can even find Jesus in the Book of Obadiah.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you’re well planned & prayed over schedule gets derailed, you fume & pout less.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 29

October 31, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: In the past 6 months, someone’s commented on your being more childlike or fun 2 be with.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re talking less but saying more.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not one of those people in Starbucks who sits in the best chair for hours.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When at the grocery store, you don’t eat more free samples than the food you buy.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When in a grumpy, mumbling-under-your breath, touchy mood, you don’t blame others for it.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When you start gossiping, it tastes more like rotting carp than chocolate pie.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Prayer is more about fellowshipping with your Father than convincing him to do stuff.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 28

October 24, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer morph into a legalist or a libertine depending upon who you’re with.

A sign you’re growing in grace: In light of the needs of the world, you just don’t waste as much food as you used to.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t expend the same energy you used to just to be noticed or included.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re finding your place in God’s story, rather than giving him bit parts in yours.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You go to the harbor of God’s heart more than you harbor resentment, grudges and spite.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 27

October 10, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: Though you don’t let anyone put you under the law, your love for God’s law is increasing.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Because of Jesus’ commitment to perfect his Bride, you stay engaged with your broken church.

A sign you’re growing in grace: As much as you’d like to have a church of you & your 20 best friends, you know that’s anti-gospel.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer have to have either the first or the last word in a conversation.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t second guess your decisions, exaggerate your “wins” or obsess about your failures as much.

A sign you’re growing in grace: When sharing a meal with friend(s) in a busy restaurant, they have your full attention.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 26

September 30, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You know “for better or worse & in sickness & in health” pertains to your church vows too.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t just deal with your default sins of choice, but also with the idols of your heart.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You can tell when you’ve turned a legitimate desire into an idolatrous need.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You spend 90% of the day aware of your eye-logs & 10% of other’s eye-specks.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Marriage is becoming more about glorifying Jesus than fulfilling you.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 25

September 23, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: You err on the side of not taking things personally. You’re not as hair-trigger fragile.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You can receive criticism without deflecting, tanking or retaliating.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t resort to shame as often in an effort to stop aggravating behavior in others.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t count people’s cookies, chips or cokes for them.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re less OCD about other people’s messes… in their living space & in their hearts.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 24

August 21, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: If you’re a husband, you no longer say to your wife, “That’s a woman’s work.”

A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t bring your spouse’s car home with the the fuel gauge kissing red.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You gaze at your navel less and watch for the kingdom more.

A sign you’re growing in grace: People don’t feel as rushed or herded by you as they used to.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re more excited about the arrival of the new heaven & earth than “exiting this mess”.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 23

August 14, 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 park your car half-way into another slot just to protect against dings.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Your conversation and attitude don’t convey as much “us versus them” arrogance & phobia.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You want people to hold you accountable for believing the gospel more than anything else.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer confuse self-examination with self-flagellation. Freedom trumped bondage.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer “should” all over yourself. Jesus’ performance matters most to you.

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Signs You Are Growing in Grace, Part 22

August 7, 2011

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Your weekly installment of 20 grace tweets from Scotty Smith:

A sign you’re growing in grace: Though you’d like to put a sock in some people’s mouth, you don’t.

A sign you’re growing in grace: Given the choice, you’d rather God use you anonymously than friends celebrate you publicly.

A sign you’re growing in grace: People with chronic pain don’t feel pressure from you to change, suck up or be happy.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You consider the gift of sufficient grace just as precious as an instantaneous healing.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You let GOD define words like “blessing”, “prosperity” & “success”.

A sign you’re growing in grace: You now treat the whole Bible as a “red letter edition,” because it’s all about Jesus.

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