Friday, February 25, 2011

Are You Growing in Grace?

Very helpful list here from Scotty Smith on signs of growth in grace.

A sign you’re growing in grace is less bombast about not being a legalist & more humility because you “get” the gospel.
A sign you’re growing in grace is less theological arrogance & greater appreciation for diversity in the Body of Christ.
A sign you’re growing in grace is you work much harder at remembering names and forgetting slights.
A sign you’re growing in grace is that everybody notices it but you.
A sign you’re growing in grace is movement from destructive cynicism towards redemptive engagement. Anybody can spew.
A sign you’re growing in grace is that you’re less like a drive-by-shooting with criticisms & more of a healing presence.
A sign you’re growing in grace is evident when you receive feedback non-defensively and give it clearly & lovingly.
A sign you’re growing in grace is evident when people don’t feel like they have to walk on egg shells around you as much.
A sign you’re growing in grace is when you say, “I’ll be prayin’ for ya”, and you follow through on at least 50%.
A sign you’re growing in grace is committing fewer homicides in your heart of slow drivers.
A sign you’re growing in grace is praying for our government rather than simply being cynical about our government.
A sign you are growing in grace is that you are more disgusted with your critical spirit than offended by others’ sins.
Hat Tip: Timmy Brister and Take Your Vitamin Z