Signs you’re growing in grace…

SIGNS YOUR GROWING IN GRACE
Followers of Christ are people of grace. This morning we talked about GRACE for our past, grace today, and grace to come. We can get a good indication of our grasp of grace in the way that we relate to others. I first shared the following back in 2013 and it seems like they are even more relevant today. Here’s 14 signs you’re growing in grace from Pastor Scotty Smith

  1. A sign you are growing in grace is that you are more disgusted with your critical spirit than offended by others’ sins.
  2. A sign you’re growing in grace: When you hear the word “sanctification,” you think about Jesus & his work, not yours.
  3. A sign you’re growing in grace: When speak about “the victorious Christian life” you’re referring to Jesus, not you.
  4. A sign you’re growing in grace: Your spouse marvels at how much better you are at listening than early in your marriage.
  5. A sign you’re growing in grace: Your neighbors are glad they are.
  6. A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re increasingly less quarrelsome, sarcastic and easily offended.
  7. A sign you’re growing in grace: It’s getting easier not to retaliate, get even, or even crave God’s vengeance.
  8. A sign you’re growing in grace: Less cynicism about other people’s sins and more tears over your own.
  9. A sign you’re growing in grace: You feel like you’re just beginning to appreciate all the riches and depth of John 3:16.
  10. A sign you’re growing in grace: You can enjoy God’s gifts without reservation & share God’s gifts without hesitation.
  11. A sign you’re growing in grace: Compliments don’t intoxicate you and criticism doesn’t decimate you.
  12. A sign you’re growing in grace: Your theology always leads to doxology, not merely to you being more right than others.
  13. A sign you’re growing in grace is that everybody notices it but you.

Chuck Swindoll said “Let’s make one resolution this year: to anchor ourselves to God’s grace.”

That sounds like a plan!

#GRACE2021

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