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Imagine a scale and the contents of your awareness—your world, with all its problems and challenges on one side, God and God’s power and glory on the other. Which side is heavier?
3:30 is the center verse in this passage. As you read, let each verse increase the weight of the Lord in your spirit, filling your mind and heart with a deepening consciousness of God’s presence to you.
The Hebrew concept of God’s glory, kabod means “weightiness.” Welcome the glory of God sinking into your soul as a weight that centers you. Feel the shift in the scale as your problems become lighter in the balance, the Lord filling you more and more with God’s glory.
What are these?
Receiving gifts from heaven v. 27
You increase and I decrease. v. 30
One from heaven above all v. 31
Spirit poured beyond measure v. 34
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