Joy at Home

This month has been full of joy for my family since we have welcomed our newest addition. Looking at his sweet little face makes joy come easy!

This month, I’ve pretty much stayed at home, holding and tending to our newborn. It has been a time of reflection, and I’ve realized how thankful I am for all of the blessings that surround me.

While we are not considered monetarily “rich” by American standards, I have joy. True joy doesn’t come from the stuff that fills out home. It comes from the people who fill it, and God from whom all blessings flow.

We can be joyful at home, despite it’s physical shortcomings. Whether the home is small or large, cluttered or minimalistic, there is joy to be found there.

When we come to the end of our life on this Earth, we won’t care to be surrounded by our physical possessions. No, we will want to be surrounded by the people who means so much to us.

These people are also blessed by our presence, mamas. When we are a joyful fixture in our homes, our families will thrive.

Related: We Don’t Have to Do All of the Things

With postpartum hormones swirling, I’ve really been pondering on these things.

Investing in what truly matters and loving the process, brings joy and meaning to our lives. I must admit that sometimes I don’t really take the time to enjoy the everyday, and instead always look forward to some end goal. When I do this, I’m missing the joy that the Lord has intended to give me each and every day as a keeper at home.

Related: Letting Light Shine in Our Home

There is joy to be found in our purpose. Walking out our purpose each day is reason enough to be joyful, because when we do so we are following the will of God.

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22

Scripture teaches us that a joyful heart is good medicine. I truly believe that this “good medicine” is not just for us, but for those around us as well. Our families will reap the benefits when we are joyful.

I would like to encourage you to think on this each day. Our life at home should be full of joy!

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