Spark Joy Every Day // A Grateful Heart

Okay, so I may have stolen the idea for this post title from Marie Kondo’s new book, Spark Joy. She is the author of the bestselling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and Spark Joy is the illustrated companion. I’m talking there are diagrams that teach you how to fold your clothes appropriately, people. Total organizational nerd heaven.

Anyway, when I was thinking about what I wanted to title today’s post, the phrase “spark joy” kept coming to mind. Tidying aside, what a beautiful visual that is! There’s something about the word joy that automatically makes me feel lighter. I even looked up the definition for joy, being the good teacher that I am.

Joy, noun: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation

One of the things that I love about my walk with Christ, especially lately, is that to seek God is to inherently spark joy. He has carried me through grief, pain, and feeling totally and completely overwhelmed by my own reality. I have seen His promises acted out through the trials of the past two years and as he has gotten me through to the other side, I cannot help but rejoice and feel immense joy.

“My lips shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed” // Psalm 71:23
What are you grateful for this week?

This post is part of Ember Grey’s weekly Grateful Heart linkup! To join the linkup or to read all of the Grateful Heart posts, head on over to the blog!

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