He is the giver and he blesses us so generously! This whole book is just about the good gifts that God gives. And one phrase is has been sticking out to me because it's repeated so often - "to the praise of His glory"
Everything points back to Him. Back to His glory, to his character, for His praise.
Seriously, just read even the first 14 verses or so and count how many times Paul says "for Him" or "by Him" or "to His praise"
It's all over the place.
The whole book of Ephesians is all about the gifts we have in Christ and how they glorify Him. (The fancy way of saying how our gifts can display the heart and character of God)
God is the giver so that we might see Him better.
He has been so gracious to me this week and blessed me with some dang awesome gifts. I want to be quick to turn the praise back to Him for all the good things he's given me.
My Crafternoon with my sweet friend Hannie. We're making fabric flowers for her wedding. What do you think? We also made some sweet boutenneires.
Then on the Fourth of July, I did a crazy thing and got up at 1am to climb a 14er (a mountain with a summit over 14,000ft for you non-Coloradans). It was super legit. We got to see an amazing sunrise and worship God out it the beautiful scenery.
Sunrise over Sawtooth Pass.
My awesome friend Kristin. This was her first 14er!
Our group on top of Mt. Bierstadt, 14,065 ft. I think this picture is so hilarious because we're only half paying attention and it pretty much captures everyone's personalities
Colorado is the most beautiful. Hands down.
I also had a really sweet date with Jesus this morning.
I thought I had forgotten a pen (a tragedy for me!) but I felt God tugging me to look through my purse again and lo and behold my favorite blue pen was there. A tiny gift from God but I am so thankful! He knows even our smallest desires! :)
My week rocked, how was yours? Do anything particularly awesome? Let's chat.