“And Gideon said to God, let not your anger be kindled against me, and I will speak but this once.” Judges 6:39
Gideon is an interesting person from the bible. As we saw yesterday he questioned God, explaining that his clan was the poorest and he was the least in his father’s house. Not only did he feel he was not adequate to handle the job God gave him, which was to save Israel, he wanted more assurance from God that He would be with him.
First, Gideon asked for a sign from God. So he put his offering on the alter and the angel touched his staff to it and it was consumed. Next, before Gideon was going out to fight, he wanted confirmation from God that the Lord would give them victory. Gideon told God he would put a fleece of wool on the floor and requested God make the fleece wet in the morning and the floor dry. The next day he repeated his request but reversed it, make the fleece dry and the ground wet. Amazingly God did all that Gideon requested.
So what does this story about Gideon tell us? For me this speaks of being able to talk with God. No matter how happy or sad, joyful or mad, we should always tell God how we feel. Of course He knows already, but He wants us to tell Him how we feel. Don’t you feel that way as a parent with your children? Or in any relationship?
Whatever is going on in your life, talk to God, He’s listening.