"And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee? ...And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said."
(Judges 6:14, 36-37 KJV)
We often use this story of Gideon to illustrate a person who doubted. But, if it should happen to us, maybe we should confirm that this was Our Awesome God telling us to do something so spectacular and not Satan's work. However, we should be careful about how we ask God for confirmation since we are to trust Him.
Gideon was not sure he had heard his instructions clearly. If he tried to do them and this wasn't Our Awesome God, it would mean his death and many of his people. So he asked God to confirm who He was by putting out a fleece and asking God to make only it wet and not the ground around it by the next morning. And that is what God did. He was still unsure (this is not recommended) so he asked God to make the ground wet and keep the fleece dry. God did it (Judges 6:36-40). Gideon did what God wanted because He knew his heart.
We wouldn't advise anyone to tell Our Awesome God in detail what He must do to prove Himself. Still, there are times when our trust could use a boost or we need to confirm our understanding of what God wants and God will know when those times are! If you need that boost, God will know that and why, so ask Him if it appears wrong to you. Satan might suggest and cajole, but Our Awesome God will know your need for reassurance before He asks you for action.
Improve your knowledge and trust in Our Awesome God by attending a church that preaches and teaches that Jesus Christ, who died for you, taking your sins upon Himself, arose on the third day and is now sitting by God, interceding for you when you sin. God wants you in heaven since He loves you already and so do the people of Living Word Baptist Church. Confirm what a wonderful God He is!
Join us at LWBC as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and His salvation. We start with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. There are many opportunities to learn about God in our programs which include Bible Study groups, Prayer Meetings and AWANA for children on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM (September through May) . Let's see what we can do and learn!
Flo & Bill