Why? God always keeps his promises. Did Gideon just not have enough faith to take God at his word? He had to see God jump through some extra hoops before he would obey?
Yes, God responded BOTH times but I’ll bet he wasn’t smiling. This an another example of just how much patience God has with us.
I believe in asking God for guidance when the next step isn’t clear. I believe in asking him to give me the opportunity if I’m supposed to speak to someone about something God has revealed to me.
But, when he has clearly told me what he was going to do, he’s looking for obedience, not tests. There doesn’t need to be any fleece throwing in those situations.
The more we know about God, the easier it is to hear him. As we grow closer we get to God, his whispers are enough to get our attenion. I’m so glad you’re on this journey with me because that is where we’re going – closer to the source of all Truth, closer to God.
Draw us nearer, dear Father.