Gideon’s Fleece: This For That (4/26/13)

Very touching, really spoke to me as I’ve struggled in this area.

THE RIVER WALK

Read: Judges 6:1-40, Luke 22:54-23:12, Psalm 95:1-96:13, Proverbs 14:5-6

Then the Spirit of the Lord took possession of Gideon. He blew a ram’s horn as a call to arms, and the men of the clan of Abiezer came to him. He also sent messengers throughout Manasseh, Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, summoning their warriors, and all of them responded. (Judges 6:34-35)

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Relate: “God, if this happens then I will do that.” Fill in the blanks on this and that and you have a common prayer/thought in my early years. Often, when the “this” actually did happen I would immediately create up another “this” to lay before God before I would do “that”. In my youthful way, I thought I was being spiritual. I thought I was laying a fleece before God just as Gideon had done. Part of me really did want to know what God’s will was and to be obedient to it…

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