Diary of a Prodigal Daughter: Go with God

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Go with God

by Christine Carter

We can all attest that life is not always easy, not always happily ever after, and not without pain. This is part of living in a fallen world and having free will. We all have sinned, and through Jesus, we receive a renewed connection with God. And he is always there with us through life's experiences.

We know God tells us “I knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb.” He has always been present in our lives.

The Bible also tells us that Jesus has experienced all the same pains not uncommon to men. When He became a man, He experienced the same challenges that we face. He endured physical, spiritual, and emotional pain. When He ascended, He promised God would give us a counselor and a helper, the Holy Spirit.

We know as Christians that when we accept Jesus’s sacrifice of Himself for us, we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit prompts us and can also provide us with comfort and peace despite our circumstances.

So, when God says in His Word, He will never leave us or forsake us, we know it is true. His spirit communes with ours.

July was a challenge for my 14-year-old son who was attending a sports camp away from home. This was following spending the previous week at a Christian camp in the Poconos with his cousin. Even before he left for camp, he was overwhelmed that he was going to be by himself. I tried my best to remind him he is never alone and will not be alone at camp. I hope he keenly felt God’s presence with him that week.

The love of God is real.

It does not change like shifting sand. It is always there, and it is tangible and real in our lives. My hope for you is that you find God’s presence in your own life, and God walking beside you every step of your journey.

He has never left you and He never will. Go with God, my friend.


About the Author

Christine Carter at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Christine Carter is a working mom of a 12-year-old active son Marquis and has been married to her best friend Brent Carter for almost 15 years.

She attends Bethel: the Church at Philadelphia Mills, where she has been attending for almost 12 years.

She is currently a Quality Assurance Specialist at Gate 1 Travel in Fort Washington, PA. She resides in Levittown, PA, where she has lived for most of her life.

She is currently attending John Brown University’s online program where she is working on finishing a Psychology Degree which she began at JBU in NW Arkansas in the 1990s. She expects to graduate in May 2021.

She has always enjoyed writing, and poetry has been her method of choice. She believes that if you have a talent or a gift from God, or a desire to be used for His kingdom, He will make a way. You simply need to be willing.

You can read Christine’s Diary of a Prodigal Daughter column on the 3rd Friday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.