"But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask." Today I've been meditating on the prayer that Martha made to Jesus after her brother Lazarus had passed John 11:22.
Those two words, "even now" have captivated my heart today. Those words literally have jumped right out of the scripture & found a home in my heart. I love that the word is new every single day! I have read this passage so many times growing up but today those words are the breath I breathe & the song in my heart.
I just love Martha's faith. I love the woman that Martha was becoming in this moment. She is a woman who struggled with being distracted by tasks which kept her from enjoying moments in life. But on this day her faith stepped up to meet her in this moment. I am thankful, because her words are so powerful to me today.
I feel as if my life's journey as an adult has been an "even now" prayer. I look back at the various things in life that I have come through & wow, "even now" God is so faithful to have rescued me & set me in a place in life that was far from my imagination. I met & fell in love with my sweet man. Even now.
I was 8 months pregnant & the doctors were telling me that Noah's kidneys were several times larger than normal and he would need surgery right after delivery & would need a medical plan for a long time. 5/12/10 a perfectly healthy baby boy. Even now Lord.
It was a long haul with many hurdles to jump to graduate. 8/2011. I graduated. Even now. Our little family has made many sacrifices over the last few years & have trusted & put all of our faith in the Lord's hands. He is faithful & true. Even now. We moved so many times & even lived on the church property at one point. 12/25/2010. God gave us our precious little home to own. Even now.