The Rhema Miracle Story – A Little Girl Destined To Beat The Odds… INTRODUCING RHEMA Our precious little girl, Rhema, was born on 8/9/10 and was diagnosed with severe Myelomeningocele , Hydrocephalus and Clubfoot at birth. Since her birth, our family’s mission has been to boldly proclaim the Lord’s healing & miracles and to be a source of encouragement and information resource to those in similar situations. To get an idea of how Rhema’s journey began, check out this brief video which contains some of the most important highlights of her first year of life. DEALING WITH THE WORLD Many well-meaning doctors in the past have spoken with certainty regarding the severity of Rhema’s medical complications saying that she will never be able to walk, have bladder control, have bowel control or even be able to move her legs, feet or toes. But when their certainty was challenged, their response was “we don’t really know”. Well, our position has been: Telling us the possibilities good or bad is fine but if you don’t really know, then don’t speak doom and gloom so matter-of-factly. Please DO tell us what you know about her condition right now so that we can be diligent to address her immediate needs and know how to pray. Taking this position from the start had led some folks to believe that we were just overwhelmed, in shock, in denial of her “true” condition or simply out of touch with the reality of the situation. Honestly, yes, we had to process a LOT of emotions, tears and even a bit of shock at first. This is a human element that if we are sober, cannot be denied and to not go through this process would be denial indeed. But we have something that confounds this way of thinking – something that takes us way beyond our own capabilities to cope with a situation like this – something that calms storms, brings order to chaos and peace to any situation no matter how crazy it appears to the natural eye. WE KNOW JESUS! And out of knowing Him, our heart cry is that “we will be diligent with what our eyes see, but even more so in faith with what we know is possible though our Lord Jesus Christ.” DO YOU KNOW HIM? FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT As part of this journey we have had a fair share of challenges and even some disappointment from time to time, but more importantly we expect to see miracles, have victories and see other people’s lives changed because of what the Lord is doing in all of us and through us to His glory. We are going to continue to lift up Jesus no matter what our eyes see and believe in His healing power to overcome our challenges while being patient in His timing. We also have enormous support from our immediate family, our beloved church family, pastors and wonderful people around the world like YOU who have been instrumental in encouraging us and helping to provide for our physical and spiritual needs during this time. We are both humbled and grateful at the response and support that has been given. THANK YOU! To learn more about how you can help, check out her DONATE page. OUR RHEMA WORDS Simply put, a Rhema Word is the literal utterance or “spoken” word of God. For example, Matthew 4:4 says “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” That “word” that it is referring to is the Rhema Word. We believe it is only fitting that we share some of the Rhema that came to us through certain scriptures as we were processing the whole situation. WE MUST HOPE FOR WHAT WE DO NOT YET HAVE WITH PATIENCE AND CONFIDENCE, Romans 8:23-25 (New Living Translation) reads: 23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. 24 We were given this hope when we were save d. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.) THROUGH OUR FAITH (PERCEIVED FACT NOT REVEALED THROUGH TO OUR SENSES) WE HAVE CONFIRMATION AND ACCESS TO WHAT IS POSSIBLE THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. Hebrews 11:1 (Amplified) reads: NOW FAITH is the assuranc e (the confirmation, the title deed) o f the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. WE OVERCOME THROUGH OUR TESTIMONY BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WHO IS GREATER THAN HE WHO IS IN THE WORLD. Revelation 12:11 (Amplified) reads: And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing]. 1 John 4:4-5 (New King James Version) reads: You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.