Today’s Pondering~Glad You Got to See Me…

For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.

~Lamentations 3:33~

I was thinking about my grandfather today.  He was so much fun and since he passed away, it is painfully obvious that something is missing from our lives.  This is especially true as the good weather sets in as he was an avid walker before he got sick.  My grandfather had a few witty little sayings that we had all grown to love over the years and now that he is gone, there isn’t a day that goes by when one of my sisters or myself  doesn’t use one of his catch phrases.  It may seem insignificant to everyone except those of us who were close to him, but the impact that he made on our lives is evident and undeniable.  It’s kind of like that when we have a relationship with Christ.  His words have such deep meaning to those of us who know Him, but to others, they may mean absolutely nothing.  Sadly, as Christ is a part of each and every one of us, we should all find comfort in His words and we should all share those words with one another as often as possible. 

Sometimes it’s hard not to just keep His word to ourselves for this very reason.  For some, it’s more like an inside joke that doesn’t bear repeating to those who may not get it.  But by failing to share it, we fail to glorify Him in the way He deserves to be glorified.  If we are to honor the relationship we have with Him, we must not be afraid to share the goodness of the Lord with others in our lives.  We may need to wait for the right time, but eventually that time will present itself. 

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.  Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.  May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
~Psalm 36:9-11 New International Version (NIV)~

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My name is Rebecca Benston. I’m a Christian. I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m a writer. I’m a thinker. When I write fiction, I am usually writing a mystery series called The Rona Shively Stories. My P.I. character, Rona Shively is feisty, fearless and fabulous and is usually caught up in something she doesn’t want to be caught up in. In addition to this series, I also have a blog called Higher Ground for Life. Through this blog, I’m hoping to reach women or anyone who is seeking to develop a relationship with God and give them inspiration to get out there and follow His path for their lives!
I also have a blog called Leading the Follower. This one is my favorite. I write about religion, faith, spirituality and all that goes along with it. What we believe, what we don’t believe, what we are told to believe and how society feels about believing in general. I do a lot of testifying here and some of what I say may make you angry. Most of it will make you think. Some of it will make you cry. Any of it could make you laugh. It’s really up to you.

If you are looking for practical advice, honest conversation, and no nonsense observations about living in today’s world, check out my blogs at and and and And if you’re so inclined, you can purchase my books and some other great, inspirational works from Higher Ground Books & Media at

Be blessed!

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