My favorite quotes on grace

As you scroll down you’ll find that the majority of them come from Scotty Smith’s Twitter page.  He’s awesome and a HUGE fan of the subject of grace.  When I find other notable quotes, I’ll be sure to share them.

 

  • Grace is utterly and completely received. There is nothing you can do to get it.   ~ John Fischer

  •  A sign you’re growing in grace: People don’t experience you being as busy, hurried or restless. You’re learning the pace of grace.  ~  Scotty Smith

  •  A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer refer 2 ur sins as “making mistakes” & you blame ur parents less 4 ur choices.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • You’re more aware of your sin than your spouse’s & your identity isn’t tied to your kids’ behavior.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You fret over evil less, engage in the culture more, & love the gospel more than ever.  ~  Scotty Smith

  •  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.   ~  The Bible (Ephesian 2:8-9)

  • Grace is the knowledge that you are pleasing to God right now regardless of what you have or haven’t done.   ~  John Fischer

  •  If you want to be coddled & your self-esteem boosted, don’t choose God’s grace. If you want to be liberated & changed, do.   ~ Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You don’t rush to judgment or jump to conclusions as quickly. You’re less prickly.  ~ Scotty Smith

  • Grace cannot be received in isolation; it is received so that it can be given out.   ~  John Fischer

  • Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.  ~  The Bible (Colossians 4:6)

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re becoming fluent in your spouse’s love language & more accepting of their brokenness.  ~ Scotty Smith

  •  Grace wins.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • Grace is the free and unmerited favor of God.  It is the knowledge that you are pleasing to God right now regardless of what you have or haven’t done.    ~  John Fischer

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You purpose to stay more aware of what you have in Christ than what you don’t have elsewhere  ~ Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re freer from second guessing’s & “if only’s”.  ~ Scotty Smith

  • When “grace” is so semantically stretched that it simply equates to condoning sin, the gig is up: we’re done for.  ~ James K.A. Smith

  •  God’s grace is the most counterintuitive, shocking, scandalous, disruptive, and liberating force in the cosmos.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re less fragile, yet more gentle; less angry, but more passionate.  ~ Scotty Smith

  •  Grace is the realization that you have already earned a place in the kingdom of God, but you didn’t do anything to get it.   ~ John Fischer

  •  Life is too short for nursing grudges, withholding grace & plotting revenge. Don’t end up angry, petty & alone.  ~ Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You’d rather drink 3 warm kale milkshakes than get mired down in a cycle of self-pity.  ~ Scotty Smith

  • Grace is knowing that the law has already been fulfilled. There isn’t anything more you can do or anything you can add on to make it any better.  ~  John Fischer

  •  Grace is the most perplexing, powerful force in the universe, and, I believe, the only hope for our twisted, violent planet.   ~  Phillip Yancey

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You’ve never been quicker to confess the magnificence of Jesus & the depth of your need.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You buy a ticket to Nineveh, not Tarshish.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • Grace is receiving the gift of being everything you wanted to be.   ~  John Fischer

  •  A sign you’re growing in grace: People’s approval isn’t as life-giving; and their disapproval isn’t as life-taking.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not as likely 2 hide or isolate from your friends when life is hard & you’re a mess.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You see the image of God in people a lot quicker than you used to. You’re less dismissive.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You no longer blame your bad attitude on other people. You’re learning to take responsibility 4 you.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • Grace is looking in the mirror and liking what you see, only because you know that’s what God does.   ~  John Fischer

  •  A sign you’re growing in grace: Even your body language is beginning to speak grace.  ~ Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: The older you get, the more you’re letting go of; like getting even and getting more.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You find real joy in bringing pleasure to those you love–in putting their druthers first.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • How dare I lay on other people burdens that Christ has not laid on me.  How dare I have one set of rules for me and another set for everyone else.  How dare I make a big deal about anyone else’s sin except my own. These last few observations are all about grace turned outward. Once I realize and accept God’s grace for myself, I must of necessity apply it to everyone around me, or I am merely showing that I have, in fact, not received it for myself. You can’t turn grace outward without fully taking it in.   ~  John Fischer

  •  There’s still more grace than day left.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: When reacting to a foolish driver, you’re glare isn’t as mean nor your horn blast as long.  ~  Scotty Smith

  •  A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re way more preoccupied with what Jesus has done 4 you than what you’re doing 4 him.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • Grace is a starting point. It’s starting at a point at which you never thought you could be, even if you spent your whole life working for it.   ~ John Fischer

  •  A sign you’re growing in grace: You default less to self-contempt & “the paralysis of analysis”. You accept your limits.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: Your peace from the occupied throne of heaven trumps your unrest from the work of terrorists.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • Grace is the absence of judgment.    ~ John Fischer

  •  A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not as easily drawn into emotionally charged arguments about Israel, homeschooling & politics.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You realize the destiny of the world isn’t tied to 1 nation (Israel), but to 1 man (Jesus).  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You know your self-righteousness to be just as offensive as anybody’s unrighteousness.  ~  Scotty Smith

  • A sign you’re growing in grace: You’re not as quick to dismiss people through labeling them. You no longer have that need.  ~  Scotty Smith

  •  Grace, as wonderful as it seems, gets turned down every moment of every day. We don’t like it because we have nothing to do with it, and that doesn’t set well with us. We don’t like receiving free gifts; we get very nervous around that. We feel much better being in control of something. We were made this way – made to earn our way.  We want to get somewhere by following the rules or sit around and complain about how we can’t. But to start out where we are already pleasing to God … what is that? That doesn’t compute using the math we learned in school. It just doesn’t add up, and that makes us nervous, because if this is true for us, it’s true for everyone. And if this is true for everyone, then it changes dramatically how I see and treat other people.    ~ John Fischer

 

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