Godly Gals ~ Sharon Brobst

A Heart That Seeks God
By: Sharon Brobst
Recently God allowed circumstances in my life that would propel me to retreat and seek Him for two months. There were heart issues that needed to be addressed. If I can be honest, I was tired and not so sure I wanted to do the work that I knew was ahead of me. God was not surprised and as I sought Him He strengthened my spirit. He knew I would need this time with Him, a time of going deeper into His word.

I wanted God to reveal to me the truth of who I am, to hear His heart in the matter. I could have walked away and not dealt with my heart. I could have sunk into discouragement allowing myself to dwell on shame.

I chose to pursue God, because in every circumstance that God allows in my life I know He has a lesson for me to learn or impurities to refine. I choose to allow Him to search the depths of my heart because more than anything I want to be the woman God created me to be. You could say I often choose the narrow road. Its hard work, it’s painful, and it’s not something I particularly enjoy. But my greater desire is to be molded into the image of Christ.

The Lord revealed many things. Some were hard for me to face and yet when we humble ourselves before Him He is gentle, loving and full of grace. When we seek Him with our whole heart He will be found. God never exposes sin or wrong attitudes in order to shame, but to heal. God only has our good in mind.

God has a purpose for me and for you. Regardless of what I have done in the past, or what has been done to me, God desires to use me in His plan. I don’t understand it. I just know it’s true. In order for God to use me I must come to a place where I’m willing to allow a continual searching of my heart. I must be willing to seek God with my whole heart and be obedient to what He reveals.

God wanted me to allow Him to take the “all things” of my life and use them for His glory, no matter how bad I thought they were. God knew about all these things before the foundations of the world, every day of my life was recorded in His book before it came into being. He knows all about me and still chose to save me. Hallelujah!

In my time before God what truth did I see? I am a sinner, saved by grace. I am called unto good works according to His purposes. There is nothing I can do that will separate me from God or render me useless, NOTHING. I am a woman that God desires to use in His kingdom if only I will humble myself and allow Him access to all my heart, mind and soul.

It’s an ongoing process. 
So when those times of searching the heart come will you humble yourself and allow God to have His way? 
Will you choose to walk the narrow way that will lead to healing and wholeness? 
Or will you just walk away and remain as you are?

Read 1Chron 28:9; Ps 34:10; Ps 119:1-2; Ps 139; Jer 29:11-13; Rom 8:28-30; Luke 24:13-24
A Little Bit About Sharon;
Sharon’s driving passion is to help other women know the truth and be set free by that truth. Through her writing, teaching and speaking you can’t help but catch her passion for God and His word. She has served as a chairperson of the development team of The Women’s Center Lehigh Valley and as the Women’s Ministry Leader for 5 years. Currently she is between ministries waiting on the Lord to direct, in the mean time she is teaching 1 Peter this summer and looking forward to teaching on The Covenant in the fall. She has been married to her best friend Keith for the past 27 years. She is mother of two grown boys, along with two daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren. Sharon believes that the Word of God gives you everything you need for life and godliness. (2 Peter 1:2-3) You can visit her at www.sharonsquietreflections.com
Dear sweet Sharon, your words always soothe my soul, thank you for allowing God to use you for His glory.  I am so blessed, scratch that, we are so blessed, from getting to know you!  Thank you!
Ladies, I don’t know where you are, what’s going on in your world, or what storms are brewing in your life, but I do know this, you are not alone and you have a purpose for your life.
Maybe one of those purposes is to share a little sliver of you life, ministry, writing with us here in Godly Gals.  I’d love to send you a copy of the submission guidelines to look at and pray over.  It doesn’t mean you have to write anything…it’s just the first step.
Email me at melsworldministry {at} gmail {dot} com for more information!  Until then, be blessed and come back next week for a peek into Godly Gal Karen Hammons heart.
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