Christy came home from Sacred Heart Hospital with our miracle baby yesterday... Haley Marie Dixon, 17 3/4" long and 4 lbs, 10 oz. She has dark blue eyes and all blonde hair. The child was born perfectly whole and complete after being told by the specialist that the child had water on the brain (hydrocephalus) and a 1% chance of being normal. Praise the Lord, my daughter said that she had no plans to abort that child and that God's gift to her was not going to end in abortion. Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Hearing that Christy and Josh were determined to carry this child to term their new doctor ordered scans every 14 days to keep up with changes. One day later our ministry prayed a prayer of faith for the healing of the baby in her womb. On Josh's side his family and church prayed for the changes to heal the hydrocephalus. We gathered the elders at my house and asked Christy to come by and do as the bible advises which is... James 5:14-15 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him. By the next ultrasound appointment the head was showing signs of not greatly increasing in size, allowing some fluid movement and a lessening of the enlargement of the head. Matthew 18:18 Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and what things soever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. I prefer to believe that the Lord hearing our prayer moved immediately to not allow any further abnormal growth of the fetus. From that prayer forward the lord changed the outcome of the results of this pregnancy -- that Christy and Josh are not under the curse of having a child with the effects of a water baby and that their child was instead perfect. The Word of God tells us... Proverbs 26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
The doctor felt a need to have a specialist be on hand to possibly install a shunt to drain the spinal fluids that had built up. I told Christy over lunch that if we are believing for a perfect child in Christ that we need not to make provisions to help the lord by our own works to do a good thing. We can just enter into the Lord's Rest and believe. We should have faith that the Lord will go on to complete a good work in her. James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord; a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.
When October the 28th rolled around the doctor who was to possibly install a shunt at delivery was on vacation. I remember praying to the Lord, asking if he would intervene on the behalf of the situation and cause the doctor to have the wisdom of God and not install any shunt or do any unnecessary surgery. The night before Haley came home, knowing that the specialist was going to check her baby at the hospital the next day. That night Christy had a dream that worried her and her husband Josh tremendously. In the dream Haley did not make it thru the surgery of a shunt and both Christy and Josh were visibly distraught when they both discussed the dream. Both Christy and Josh wept. Job 7:14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions: Job 33:15-18 In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falleth upon men, In slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, And sealeth their instruction, That he may withdraw man from his purpose, And hide pride from man; He keepeth back his soul from the pit. I feel that terrifying message told in a dream to Christy and Josh gave them notice that without faith and prayer with all the earlier problems there could have been a much more different ending to this pregnancy.
PTL that our trust remains in Christ not to lean on the arm of the flesh or doctors. God tell us... Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
When Haley Marie Dixon was born the child was perfect. PTL. She was born perfect with no water on the brain, no need of a shunt or any other work to be performed. 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not vain in the Lord. On this day, Father, I thank you over and over for your endless Grace and Mercy.