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5 Practical Ways We Might Have Joy NOW

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In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, finding lasting joy can sometimes feel elusive. We know that “men are that they might have joy,” but how do we access this joy today? As Latter-day Saints, we understand that true joy comes from drawing closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ, and aligning our lives with His teachings. Here are four spiritual practices that can help us cultivate joy NOW in our lives. 

Daily Prayers of Gratitude

Begin each day with a prayer of gratitude, expressing heartfelt thanks for the blessings in your life. Take time to ponder and acknowledge the tender mercies and miracles that Heavenly Father has bestowed upon you, both big and small. By cultivating an attitude of gratitude, we open our hearts to receive the abundant blessings and joy that come from God. 

Find Divine Purposes

It can be difficult to find joy when we’re in a season of life we don’t understand or want to be in. However, we can find peace as we try and discern the purpose that God has for us in a particular phase of our lives. Ask yourself, “What does God want me to learn or experience during this time?” Look for opportunities to align your actions with God’s will and to serve others in meaningful ways. As we seek to fulfill our divine purpose, we can find deep satisfaction and joy in knowing that we are fulfilling God’s plan for our lives.

Drawing Closer to Jesus Christ

Take intentional steps to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and to align your life with His teachings. There are many things that can draw us closer to Him; spend time discovering what truly helps you feel close to Him, rather than what you feel expected to do. The answer may be different than you think. The Lord can reveal to you ways to know Him better and worship Him with more heart and intention. As we draw closer to Jesus Christ, we can experience a profound sense of peace, purpose, and joy in our lives.

Building Meaningful Connections

Focus on building genuine and meaningful connections with others, both within and outside of the Church community. Take time to reach out to friends, family members, and neighbors, and to strengthen your relationships through acts of kindness, compassion, and love. Participate in Church activities, service projects, and community events that provide opportunities for fellowship and connection. As we build bonds of love and friendship with others, we can experience the joy that comes from unity, support, and shared faith.

Cultivating Joy

Cultivating spiritual joy is not only possible but essential for our spiritual well-being and happiness as Latter-day Saints. By practicing daily gratitude, seeking divine purpose, drawing closer to Jesus Christ, and building meaningful connections with others, we can experience the abiding joy that comes from living in harmony with God’s plan for our lives. So let us commit to these spiritual practices and embrace the joy that comes from walking the path of discipleship with faith and gratitude.

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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