by Tammy Phillips
March 27, 2021
Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of me sharing encouragements every day for 365 consecutive days online at Complete in Him.
Thank you, Father for Your Love, Jesus for your sacrifice and Holy Spirit for your inspiration, guidance and instruction. These encouragements were birthed from great pain and the loss of Brandon, my Sister, Sapphire, Sparkle, Queen Fuchsia, Stephanie Tharpe’s only son. Holy Spirit told me to keep the word before her for one year and to encourage her. I had no clue what to say at funeral much less to attempt to encourage someone who had experienced such great loss. I love you Queen F! Thanks for allowing me to share the encouragement meant for you with the world. Huge thanks to Kris, my husband, for encouraging and dealing with all of me and all that this required of me when I am writing. Thanks to my “COVER TENNESSEE IN PRAYER” sisters. Thanks to my family and friends for championing me and all who went on this journey with me. Thanks for your love, support, and encouragement! Thank you to teach of the 17,000 people in 57 countries who stopped to read what the Lord had to say in : The United States, China, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, France, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Turkey, Australia, the Philippines, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Israel, Japan, Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Mexico, Mauritius, Argentina, Brazil, Sweden, the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Russia, Finland, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Jamaica, Romania, Cameroon, Kuwait , Norway, Trinidad and Tobago, Poland, Slovenia, South Korea, Pakistan, Ecuador, Columbia, Croatia, Egypt, Ukraine, Chile, Bangladesh, Belgium, Estonia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, and Papa New Guinea.
As far as this assignment, it was a labor of love. I endured and I was faithful in my writing journey. All glory to God! The words are His and I just passed on what He shared. What a journey… I could not, nor would have done it without Him!
All this said, we have an enemy who likes to derail and keep us from God’s best for our lives. I was resolute in writing, in prayer and many areas. However, I was not resolute in my weight loss journey. Many times, I thought, “I have got this. We are doing this God!” I would repent and be faithful for a month or two and then lose focus. I had big goals for August 1, 2020 and then May 1, 2021. This time last year, I fully believed that I would attain my goal weight or be super close. I have dreamed that dream and started that journey more times than I can count on my toes and fingers.
Obviously, I did not completely surrender my eating habits to God every day or I would have achieved that goal.
I want to reiterate. THE HEALING BEGINS WITH US. I am reposting last year’s first online encouragement. It is a repost of my heart at that time and it is full circle where I am at today. Please meditate on it, as I have.
I also invite you to continue the journey with me. Share https://completeinhimcom.wordpress.com/ with others not for me, but to help build fame in the name of Jesus. Go on this healing journey with me? For now, the blog will be a little bit different. For the next few weeks, I want to share with you how the Lord has brought me full circle back to…
Healing Begins With US
by Tammy Phillips
March 26, 2020
#HealingBeginsWithUS…Borrowed this hashtag from Tasha Tharpe-Patton. I love it and it hit me hard!
If each individual person will seek God, then allow God to heal their brokenness “that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.” (Ephesians 5:26-27 NKJV)
I know that our faith in the One and only God, and obedience to His word, will turn this world around.
The healing of our land begins with us. Our healing begins inside us. We have heard 2 Chronicles 7:14 many times since 9/11.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)
Have we done it? We can hear it 1,000,000 times. We must DO IT! If we want God to listen to us, we need to listen to Him and stop acting like spoiled, entitled, disobedient brats. Simply, we must believe His word and do what he says.
In 2 Chronicles 6, Solomon offered a beautiful sacrificial prayer to God dedicating the Temple. He asked God In verse 14: “Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.” He was asking God to occupy the temple. And, the Glory of God came.
1 Corinthians 3:16 states, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” God has given us a better way! We are His temple. We should offer the sacrifice of prayer to our Lord. We should welcome Him to always occupy our temple! As Christians, we are called by His name. His name is written on us, just like the Temple of old. Welcome God to occupy.
I’ll borrow Solomon’s words: “O LORD God, there is no God like you in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keeps your covenant, and shows mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts: For You are good; for Your mercy endures forever. You are always welcome here.”
When Solomon prayed to the Lord, the Glory came and filled the temple, but it was a few days later before the Lord answered in 7:12. “I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.” Under the new covenant, He chose us as His house of sacrifice, His temple where He dwells.
The Lord continues His response through verse 22, but let’s look AGAIN at 2 Chronicles 7:14-16, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
He is talking to US! We have His name. We have to humble ourselves. The Hebrew word for humble is kana meaning, bow your knees and submit.
What in our lives do we need to submit to the Lord? What are we holding on to? My prayer today is: “Father, I do believe. Help my unbelief in the areas I need to submit to you. Help me to turn to you. Repent means turn. Repent is not… “I am sorry.” Repenting is changing your mind, turning and going in the other direction.
Good news. God has already forgiven us. We just have to ask and accept it. He has heard us and now is the time.
#HealingBeginsWithUS and then spreads across the land.
The Lord promises in 2 Chronicle 7: 15-16, “NOW mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attend unto the prayer [that is made] in this place. 16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there forever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.”
What a promise! I want healing. I want healing in our world. I want healing in our nation. I want healing in our states. I want healing in our communities. I want healing in our cities. I want healing in our schools, churches, marriages, families, and homes. I want healing. I want God’s eyes and heart on me all the time! He is God! Glory to his name.
I enCOURAGE you to let the #HealingBeginWithUS. Be called. Humbly bow and submit. Seek. Pray. Turn. Be heard. Be forgiven. Be healed.
I have sought, prayed, turned, am heard, forgiven and healed. Please stay tuned to see exactly how God turned my life around…again.