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Hello everyone!
My a lot has changed since I last blogged. 🙂

When Joel and I first started working with Visalus and the Body by Vi Challenge, Joel was working 2 jobs at approximately 70 hours a week. Starting today, 3 months later, Joel is now down to one 40 hour a week job.

We are counting our blessings and thanking the Lord for His provision and blessing over us.

I truly believe the Lord led me to this amazing company and it has been life changing to say the least. Not only have we changed our economy, we have changed our health. Joel has lost 20 lbs and I have lost 16 lbs. We feel better than ever and are believing that the Lord has a future for us in this company. We are helping people change their lives, their health, and their economy.

It’s working and it’s working for me and my family. I couldn’t be more thankful.
If you have any questions or thoughts, you can go to my website, call, or email me.

http://annasorge.bodybyvi.com/

May the Lord bless each and every one of you!
Cheers! Anna

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This morning in my quiet time I was reading from Psalms 78:12-25. “Marvelous things He did….He split the rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink in abundance like the depths….But they sinned even more against Him and they testing God in their heart by asking for the food of their fancy. Therefore the Lord heard this and was furious”.
I was thinking about how I am so much like this. I thank the Lord for His provision and yet in my heart I still long for more. Today I was challenged and provoked with the fear of the Lord. I do not want to test God in my heart. I do not want to be ungrateful for the things He so graciously gives me. I want to live a life satisfied with His goodness. Today, I resign up again to have a grateful and thankful heart. In good times and bad, I will give thanks and praise to my God.

“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it,” Matthew 10:38-39.

The point of this whole journey is to lose my life for Christ’s sake. There is not a better path for that, in my opinion, than motherhood. Motherhood is a continual pouring out, an unceasing death to self. Motherhood has taught me that my life is truly not my own. And this is the very thing that God intended for me to learn. He wants us to be separate from this world, to live our lives for Him and Him alone. Motherhood teaches us to not live for ourselves but to serve our children. I think this soil of motherhood is where we work out our salvation. 1 Timothy 2:25 says “Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing…” And I really believe that this is what the Lord intended motherhood for: our salvation. He knew that it would take a continual laying down of our wants and desires. He knew that it would take sacrifice. A death to self. Lou Engle says that God will never send fire on anything but sacrifice. Our very lives are a perpetual laying down by the act of motherhood. We are standing in our homes calling out for the fire of God. Asking Him to pour out His spirit and presence in our homes and lives. This act of sacrifice is so beautiful before Him and every time we change a diaper or read a book we are pleasing the heart of God. May the Lord bless you today and may He refresh your heart!

Well, what a journey I have been on the past few months. I am laughing today at the goodness and sovereignty of the Lord.
I can’t go into all the details and neither would you want me to, but the Lord is definitely up to teaching me a lesson. I have been pursuing trying to get a part time job because our family is in need of some extra finances to pay the bills and such. 🙂 I have had several doors open to me and then they have closed in my face. Nothing bad has happened. But It is just so funny to know that even though I may make plans, the Lord directs my steps. The thoughts in my mind are mine, but the word has to come from His tongue. He ultimately has to breathe on it in order for it to work. So, now I am waiting and trusting. I believe the Lord has good plans for me and my family. I truly desire to be in His will.
So for all of you who are frustrated with circumstances, I stand here with a testimony of God’s goodness. He is sovereign. All the time He is good. He has good plans for our lives. Be encouraged. Be strengthened. Take courage. He is in control. Blessings!

1 Peter 4:15, “But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody (meddler) in other people’s matters.”

I was reminded of how relevant this is to us moms today. It is so easy as women and moms who stay at home, to enjoy talking about what’s going on outside of the home and in the world. It is fun to talk about the exciting things other people are doing and how beautiful and wonderful everyone is. But it is very easy to slip into a “busybody” or a “meddler” mode. If one negative thing comes up, whether it be gossip or just talking about the negative in someone’s life, it is meddling in other people’s business. Even in our thought life, if we are just consumed with what “so” and “so” are doing, and wearing, and living their life, etc… that is wrong too. Peter puts it in the category of murderers and thieves. It’s bad. He’s telling us that this is not something that Jesus likes. He does not want us to be found meddling in things that do not pertain to us.

I want to encourage you in this arena today. Trust me, I am preaching to the choir. I need to be reminded of this every day and even probably multiple times in the day. 🙂 But ladies, we can do this. We can hold out tongues, and not talk about other peoples business and meddle in others’ affairs. I am challenging myself to not talk about that which would displease God. To not talk about the negative things in other’s lives. I want my words to arise unto the Lord as a pleasing sweet fragrance. I do not want to be grouped in the category of murderers and thieves.
I want to live blameless before my God.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and I pray the Lord blesses you today!!!!