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The “Fleecing” of God

Monday, November 15th, 2010 by Marc Santom

Last week, I was speaking to a friend (whom I shall call “Keith”).  Now Keith is a man who’s been walking with God for over 40 years and is highly respected by many people within the church. During our conversation, he mentioned that he was quite displeased with the leadership of his church—and that he was considering leaving because his differences with the leadership are seemingly irreconcilable.

Keith’s reasons for potentially leaving the church seemed understandable to me. He then, however, proceeded to tell me something that I didn’t understand so well.

“I should know within the month whether I will leave the church or not,” he said.

“Why’s that?” I inquired.

Sighing, Keith answered, “I am doing what I always do. I put out a fleece for God to respond to. I told Him that I needed to see something specific happen. And if it happens, I’m leaving the church. If not, I’ll be staying put.”

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