Hello! My name is Sara Gormsen
and I must write down my testimony in praise to God Almighty for all He has
done!!!! I am overflowing with great joy as I get the opportunity to share
how God through His Precious Son Jesus Christ has used WeighDown to change my life
Before God brought WeighDown to our local church-I cried out to God to fear Him because I knew the Bible said it was the beginning of wisdom and I KNEW I didn’t fear Him and had no idea how to even begin. Also, right before God put WeighDown in my life, on the way back home from church one Sunday, I asked my husband and confessed that I HAD NO IDEA how to KNOW God. The Word was “dry” and I had gotten in such a pit I had no idea even how to have a “quiet time” with Him. He tried to help, but really it was the blind leading the blind. I was sitting on the church pew heading straight down the wide path to hell and HAD NO IDEA.. I was so sick, naked, blind, and wretched. But to everyone else it looked like I had it all together-beautiful sweet children (which I was ruling at home with anger and without very much 1 Cor. 13 love) always at church (from cleaning to nursery to running the children’s ministry to baby showers galore) & looking like I submitted to my husband (but truly had no respect for him when his ideas differed from mine). Do you know what, tho? My standard was everyone else in the church instead of Jesus Christ - the plumbline of righteousness. Truly I was more submissive, more of a servant, more godly than most people in the church. Yet, I knew even then that all these things I did were not TRULY for God’s glory, but for myself, and they would burn up.
So with incredible mercy and love God let me be part of WeighDown, I reluctantly signed up for WeighDown 6 months pregnant with our 5th child. I knew I needed SOMETHING, because gaining over 10lbs in one month was TOO MUCH! I had heard of WeighDown before, but because of shameful pride I thought once a week and $100 was embarrassing to admit to and commit to because of my weight problem.
Well, from the beginning I KNEW Gwen Shamblin KNEW God as she snuggled up on that couch and shared what her relationship was like with her Father. I had never heard of that from anyone. I also knew IMMEDIATELY when she told us that overeating was sin, an idol, and a huge heart problem-it was TRUTH!!! It was like a huge light bulb went on, I praise God for showing me my sin! I knew I’d never go to any other diet or program-praise God that I knew this was the path to freedom in Christ and abundant life that Jesus talked about! WeighDown Advanced set it all more straight and clear, and I praise God He allowed me to see that mySELF had set itself up inside this body, God's temple, because I ruled most of the time!
I have counted the cost and I have sold EVERYTHING to find this God and His Kingdom!!! I will never go back as each day I am thrilled to even be alive to serve the Great I Am . My pre-pregnancy weight was right about 168lbs before WD. God has taken 5olbs of greed from me and I now weigh 118lbs. I could go on and on with the blessings and jewels from my sweet Father. He has been way too good to me and our family! May you see that HE alone gets all the praise and glory and that this lamb has followed the VOICE of Jesus Christ my Shepherd!
God allowed me also to be introduced to what Remnant Fellowship was like at Desert Oasis 2000 in Nashville. I wanted that fellowship with all my heart. I saw people pouring over tons of Scripture together, testifying of changed lives, children worshiping with parents, and sweet, happy peace on these believers faces! As my husband explains in his testimony~he apposed this greatly. But God has worked out EVERYTHING for good to those who love Him and are called according to HIS purpose!!
We believe that Jesus' shed blood gave us the most incredible wonderful opportunity to know God our Father by forgiving our past sins. That same Jesus taught that we must lose our life and then we will find it. He said to go and sin no more. He taught if you had sin, to cut it off, because it is better to go to heaven without it then to hell with it. All His life on earth and all the way to the cross, He said not His will, but the Father's be DONE! And finally our Lord Jesus Christ said, "Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord" will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." Matt. 7:21 God would be a cruel God if he asked us to obey if we couldn't! HE is NOT a cruel God, but the most Loving, Wonderful, Mighty, Awesome God who wants to lead and call a people His own. WE CAN OBEY HIM TOTALLY and make Him our Sovereign God!!
"We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did." 1John 2:3-6
My name is Eldon Gormsen and I would like to share my story of God’s working in my life.
Although there is much to say prior to the fall of 2002 I would like to start my story there. It was in the fall of 2000 that God provided me with a new job in Minnesota. After living in the same town for 15 years our family packed up, moved and left our church home at which I was an elder. The next 10 months of our lives would be some of the most difficult times that Sara and I had in our 14 years of marriage. During this time I was an active persecutor of this message of Jesus Christ and Remnant Fellowship, and especially His servant, my wife. I say this to my shame.
Here are a few of the changes God has made in my life now that I am seeking to do His will every moment of everyday.
Words cannot express the amount of joy peace that I have now in my life. I have lost over 50 lbs, but more importantly I am a new creation from the inside out. I never will go back to the way my life was before. My heart breaks for those people who are searching for the same thing but cannot find it. It is really so very simple - just do what Gods asks you to do every moment of everyday.
Proverbs 1:7 – "Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despised wisdom and instruction." Since I was in high school I tried to live these verse. But only now do I truly know what it is to fear God and I pray that my life will display true wisdom that can only come from him.
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