Don’t be Found “Plucking Blackberries”
This is not the day to be sitting around “plucking blackberries.”1 God is moving in our midst. It’s time for us to take off our shoes and draw close to the burning bush. Maybe if we do, we’ll hear our name called. God is weaving something together like a master tailor. He’s weaving an amazing tapestry in a powerful and determined way. God is weaving together destinies for people, communities and nations. Pay attention. (Will Ford)2
“For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10; The VOICE)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
We have all been guilty of wasting time. It’s time to be alert and watchful now! Worship the Lord and ask Him to help you see what He is doing in the earth.
You were born at the exact right time. God has a reason and purpose for your life now. Repent of wasted time.
Realize that your life’s activities are part of the tapestry of His plan unfolding in time. Pray for His destiny for your life, and your community’s and the nation’s history, to be expertly written, perfectly woven together. Intercede between how things currently are and what they should be like. Proclaim, “No more delay!”
A prayer you can pray:
Father, I have been guilty of wasting time, but I sense such an urgency now to be in Your Presence seeking You and seeking to see what You want me to pray. I do not feel like there is time to waste! I will, however, take time to worship You! I pray that my life would unfold just the way you have written it out for me. I pray the same for my city and for the United States of America. I say that the enemy cannot weave this tapestry, and everywhere he has tried to weave a thread in, it will be ripped out now, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The Church will not be found plucking blackberries in this hour, but we will be on our faces, seeking the author of our lives!
1 Elizabeth Barrett Browning. From “Aurora Leigh.” Nicholson and Lee, eds. The Oxford Book of English Mythical Verse. 1917.
2 To learn more about Will Ford, click here.