A Happy Moment

 

September 8

 

Read Psalm 16:9-10

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

 

Reflect

Do you notice and enjoy happy moments throughout your day?

 

There is a video circulating online in which an elderly woman is drinking a cup of tea and sharing her family’s tradition of stopping to notice the good gifts of God. Whenever her family is together, enjoying each other’s company, she says, “You know what this is?” and they all say, “This is a happy moment.”

 

What a great way to practice counting our blessings and to teach our family to do the same. In Psalm 16, David is praising God for the blessings he experiences now because he knows the Lord. In verse 2, he says, “I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” Every good thing, every happy moment is from the LORD. God has given us many good gifts here on earth, but we sometimes miss them because we are so distracted and caught up in our troubles and endless activities. We need to pay attention and enjoy those moments because they are fleeting.

 

The best news? The happy moments that are fleeting here on earth are just a glimpse of the happy moments that await us in eternity.  In verses 9-10, David goes on to proclaim that he knows God will rescue him from death. He knows that “eternal pleasures” are in his future. Happy moments that aren’t fleeting but are endless are awaiting him.

 

Friends, I encourage you to be on the lookout for happy moments today. But if you are having a hard time because happy moments are few and far between, take heart. Eternal pleasures and endless joy await you in His presence. Something to look forward to!

 

Pray

LORD, thank You for happy moments. You are the Giver of every good thing. But thank You even more for the hope of everlasting joy that awaits us in Your presence. Amen.

 

 

~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

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Lord Jesus, please help me recognize those happy moments You present me but which I so often don't recognize. Lord forgive me for taking Your love for granted.
Good night and thank you for words
Lord, thank you for allowing me to experience a happy and joyful life . Praise God ! ALL Glory to God !
Lord I am thankful for You and all the happy moments that I share with family and friends. Life on this earth is short, so I make it a point to spend time with family and friends creating lots and lots of happy moments. I am forever grateful for all that You do and are doing in my life. I live you Lord. In your Son, Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen.
Thank YOU JESUS, thank YOU LORD!!! YOU ARE TOO GOOD TO US!!!! HAPPY moments are All about YOU and Your ANGELS!!!
A 😊 Happy moment
Lord, thank you for the happy, peaceful moments. This world is in so much chaos.. I pray you help us to look ahead to eternal peace and happiness with you in heaven.
Lord I look forward for the day of every lasting joy ! There will be no tears and no sin ! In the mean time help not to just sit and do nothing with the time I have left on earth! May I use it constructively in doing thy will ! In Jesus name I pray ✝️🙏🇺🇸
Lord I thank you for my moments when I recognize them and I know they come from you. Hallelujah
Really need to hear this.. I needed that.. love the message I received it.. all glory to our FATHER..
Father God, thank u for your grace and mercy. Give me the Discernment spirit to notice the happy moments in my life Today!
THANKYOUJESUS!@
Father, please forgive me for not noticing all the happy moments you've given me!
Thanks. I love and awaiting for those happy days and moments in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
Thank you Lord for Happy moments, please so me more, to far and in between. Amen
Amen Thank you Father God for Happy Moments 🙏🙏🙏
🙏🏼💗 Definitely need some light to show me more happy moments. Things have been a little (OK a lot) annoying around our house with a lazy young adult. Please give me the eyes Lord to see that there is in fact happy moments still in my life. I know there are. Life. Your word. My husband. My new job. My supportive family. Just can always use a little boost in sime departments Father. 😂. Amen. 💗🙏🏼
This one of favorite Psalms. And really reveals our relationship with God so intimately. It soothes one's heart. Counting our blessings often we over look when we face with some unpleasantness. But God doesn't take offense on our frailty. He doesnt stop loving us no matter what we did or didnt do.(see Romans8:38-39). Thank you, its inspiring.
Thank you lord for the happy moments of the day that I will open my eyes and see what is ahead for us today.
Thank God Almighty for this wonderful message and may God Almighty CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU all abundantly
And will lead us through!
I'm going through a rough breakup. I needed this right now. Thank for God for the many good things you provide in my life.
Thank you
In these challenging and difficult times, it is so hard to see the happy moments. Thank you for this reminder. The LORD is with us.
In your presence Lord is everlasting joy! Jesus you said you will never leave us I pray that you open our eyes and heart to the joy of knowing you are with us now and forevermore. Amen
Thank you pastor for the devotion and I thank God for giving us today
think Happy Moments bc of God always
Amen
Pastor Crawford, today is my 13th Year Anniversary celebrating God's Miracle of healing from a terminal illness. Today's encouragement is such a joy to me, as I reflect on God's goodness and counting my many blessings. Thank you for sharing. Lord God, thank You for my healing and "all the happy moments" you have given me. I can't find words to express my gratitude, but You see my heart. As I keep counting, I am filled with hope and joy in spending eternity with You. I love You Lord!
1) My heart is glad, 2)my whole being rejoices, 3) my flesh also dwells secure. You will not see your child be abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
Thanks pastor Crawford for the words of encouragement to me. I do appreciate it and will also share this link so others can be blessed. Thank you God bless you. Louise Massalley