a sign that you’re growing…

This is something I definitely wouldn’t be doing normally, but with his kind permission I’m taking a series of things that Pastor Scotty Smith recently put up in his Twitter feed. They are concise, and sometimes humorous, but they are all helpful. The ouches are mine.

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

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

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

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 USED to be a Dispensationalist, you’re not cynical about those who still are…[ouch]

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. You don’t use your car horn to curse bad drivers, but appropriately caution & warn them…

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

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 recognize the subtle ways you’re living justification by sanctification…

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

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

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 still being gracious to telemarketers when they call your protected phone number…

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 a commitment to give your spouse focused, unrushed attention at the END of the day…

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

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 throw less pity-parties, because you go to Jesus quicker than to self-contempt…

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 catch people “doing it right” in a 3 to 1 ratio to “doing it wrong”…

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

Following Jesus to earn your righteousness = an impossibility. Claiming Jesus’ righteousness w/out following him = a myth…

Thanks.

Advertisements
  1. #1 by Charity on February 27, 2011 - 6:18 pm

    Could I re-share this on my blog?

  2. #2 by Young Sailor on February 27, 2011 - 7:09 pm

    By all means, Charity.

  3. #3 by Charity on February 27, 2011 - 7:38 pm

    Thanks

  4. #4 by Emily on March 3, 2011 - 2:34 pm

    hey dude! I love reading your old posts followed by some new ones–you’ve grown so much! Love you, bro!

  5. #5 by JennyLF on March 5, 2011 - 10:17 am

    Thanks. This is encouraging. I kinda find the “Nahum and Obadiah” part, humorous, though. 🙂

  1. Are You Growing? « An Unchanging Message in a Changing World – Thoughts from Tim Schaaf @ CGS Lynnwood

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • an overarching philosophy (for me, anyway)

    "I find that when I am most helped, I write: and that by writing, I am helped." Augustine of Hippo
  • sithlordbfw
  • Quote of the Day

    “We love the old saints, missionaries, martyrs, and reformers. Our Luthers, Bunyans, Wesleys and Asburys, etc... We will write their biographies, reverence their memories, frame their epitaphs, and build their monuments. We will do anything except imitate them. We cherish the last drop of their blood, but watch carefully over the first drop of our own.”
    - A. W. Tozer
  • My archives: a three-year treasure chest of, well, rambling

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 17 other followers

  • Mostviewed(recently)(onthissiteanyway)

  • Lately

    February 2011
    M T W T F S S
    « Jan   Mar »
     123456
    78910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    28  
  • a

  • Top Rated

  • Today’s Hits and Yesterday’s Favourites

    SermonAudio.com MP3 Sermons

%d bloggers like this: