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Wet Fleeces

  • Gideon said to God, If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken, behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there be dew on the fleece only, and it be dry on all the ground, then shall I know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have spoken. It was so; for he rose up early on the next day, and pressed the fleece together, and wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water. Judges 6:36 WEB

    Gideon was now scared and confused. He thought that he had heard from God, so he tore down the altar of baal, and built an altar to God over the spot during the night. Now the townspeople were mad at him. He had wanted to be obedient, but now things were growing worse, and an enemy army was gathering. Gideon became doubtful and scared as he began to see the storm clouds coming.

    When the Lord spoke to Gideon, you can bet one of the next things that ran through his mind was: "I must be making that up.' Gideon had many questions as to whether that was God actually communicating with him. Even after the first fleece test was successful, he wanted a second test to confirm that one.

    When you hear from the Lord, it is normal for the next thought to be like Gideon's, one of doubt. When the word is sown, the enemy comes immediately to snatch it away (Matthew 13:19). Gideon asked the Lord for a confirmation, and he used a fleece as a test.

    In my own life, this seemed to work at first when I truly did not know if it was the Lord speaking to me, but after I came to know Him better, those kind of tests seemed to stop working. Occasionally when I am completely stalled, He may give me a sign to encourage me to take the next step, but it is more rare these days. After you have walked with Him a while, it is usually 'signs following' and not 'signs leading.'

    We help a child to learn to walk, but after they learn how, they walk on their own. As we build a relationship with God and take on the mind of Christ, we begin to know when it is the Lord speaking. Jesus said, 'My sheep hear My voice' (John 10:27) and that His sheep would not follow a stranger (John 10:5). You can tell the difference.

    Do not be surprised today if you pray and when the Lord starts talking back you think, "I must be making that up!" We have all been there, but somewhere deep inside you, you know that it is Him. Learn to trust God. If you miss Him, He will find you. He is able to keep you from deception when your focus is on Him, and hearing the Lord speak to you is easier than you think.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have done for me. I pray that You teach me to hear Your voice better, to recognize when it is You speaking. I want a deeper, more meaningful relationship with You today. Draw me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

AMEN 

May 11
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have done for me. I pray that You teach me to hear Your voice better, to recognize when it is You speaking. I want a deeper, more meaningful relationship with You today. Draw me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen thank you

May 11
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, joining in your prayer <3!

May 11
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

May 11
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen,Father!

May 11
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Thank you for this, Pastor Dion! 

May 11
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 11
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord for All you do for me. I want to hear you more and more. Amen

May 11
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! The Bible was not written in English. It was written in many other languages. The bottom line is that God expects us to become mature followers of Him. When you do not understand something written, look at what the word actually means in the lanuage it was written in. You may be surprised to find the truth!

May 11
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Good point, brother!

May 11
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen, Jim!

May 11
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have done for me. I pray that You teach me to hear Your voice better, to recognize when it is You speaking. I want a deeper, more meaningful relationship with You today. Draw me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

May 11
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Amazing how He for Me came into My life!!!!!!!! Great story!!!!!Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Yes Father Yahweh,a closer walk with thee is what I desire. You have been there every step of the way. I pray and know that you will be through this house sale and moving process. Especially tomorrow when I get the moving truck and we load up. Also, Sunday morning when we start our journey and during the two day trip in reaching our destination at Fort Hood,Texas. Thank you and praise you Father God in Adoni Yeshua's name I ask, so be it.

May 11
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying with you, Richard, for the Lord’s safekeeping and blessing in this move!

May 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you Cathy!

May 12
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Standing in prayer also for a safe trip and a smooth transition to TX, God bless.

May 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you Lynn! I appreciate all y'all prayers. They are truly effective and proof positive that God knows and hears us! Praise Father Yahweh from who all blessings flow!

May 12
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Pray you and yours have a safe trip!

May 29
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Elaine Tomasello
Elaine Tomasello

AMEN!

May 11
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

My God is great praise God for his love God bless you all in Jesus name amen 

May 11
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, Let me always hear Your voice when You are speakingg to me. Praise Your Holy Name, Amen .

May 11
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thanks for RHM...God bless.

May 11
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This prayer is exactly how I feel. Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have done for me. I pray that You teach me to hear Your voice better, to recognize when it is You speaking. I want a deeper, more meaningful relationship with You today. Draw me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

May 11
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! Thank you so much for this :)

May 11
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you Lord, for all that you have done in my life! Please speak to me in a way I understand, and  guide me through each step in rebuilding my life, especially at work and in finding a home. In Jesus' name, Amen.

May 11
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Oh Lord God, dear heavenly Father, thank you so much for all that You have done for me, my loved ones, each and everyone around me, my brothers and sisters in the Refreshing Hope Ministry and all the ones that I'm taking care of! Please, by the power of Thy Holy Spirit enable me to always hear, listen and obey Your calling and Your voice, in the name of Jesus, my Lord and savior I ask and pray, Amen! 

May 11
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen 

May 11
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FILMING OF THE LEFT BEHIND  2 MOVIE :)

May 11
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 12
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You have done for me. I pray that You teach me to hear Your voice better, to recognize when it is You speaking. I want a deeper, more meaningful relationship with You today. Draw me Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

May 12
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Incredible!! Started reading this and broke in tears...crying out to the Lord.  Deep within me a burst of tears, emotions, and expressing my fears, hope & desires concerning this s cancer, hope I had for when my husband retires that we would have time together more and on.....Next the phone rang.  A lady we know from a church we desire to be going to...said she called to see how I was feeling.  I said I can't believe it that your call is Soo timely.  Told her of my conversation with the Lord of the illness, my husband retirement and our desire to live neat the church.  I was blown.  She prayed and we said goodbye. This reading and all....is God.  Thank You, Lord.

May 29