Day-3 Devotional: The Dew of God is Intentional

The Dew of God is Intentional

I always assumed God pressed His “dew button” in the morning and BOOM! There comes the dew. Recently, however, when studying the story of Gideon, the Holy Spirit revealed something to me. 

In the story of Gideon in Judges 6, we see that Gideon asks God for a sign with the dew. Gideon wants to confirm that he truly is hearing from God and so he asks God for confirmation and what he says is this: “If you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said, behold, I am laying a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on the ground, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you have said.” The next verse starts with “And it was so.” 

Although I’ve read this particular passage so many times, the Holy Spirit highlighted it for me this time. What I recognized is that God doesn’t just press the “dew button” and that there drops the bucket of dew all over the land. That’s not how it works at all. No. God in all of His infinite power and ability, intentionally places the dew where He wants. Think about that for a moment. God decides which blades of grass will get dew and which blades of grass won’t. How do we know? Because of Gideon’s request. Gideon requests that dew be in some places and not in others and God allows for that. That helps us reason and understand that the dew of God is intentional.

This means, friends, that God decides who He will bless and provide for and give sustenance to. It’s not a broad-stroke approach. It’s not a careless pouring down of dew. It’s a thoughtful, deliberate blessing that He gives. In my mind, I think of the infamous Oprah quote “You get a car! And YOU get a car! Everyone gets a car!” God says “I will bless her today.” “I will bless him today.” “I will bless them today.” “I will bless their children today.” And it’s not based on anything WE do. It’s based solely on the goodness of God. It’s because of His great love for us that He decides that He will make the sun rise today and give you breath in your lungs and if He did nothing else all day, you would be blessed just because you have the ability to read this right now when someone else does not.

Anytime you feel that you’re not worthy or that you’re not of value or that you are not loved, take a look outside at the dew in the morning. Understand that God is intentional with all that He does. He didn’t just create you among the masses. He knows you by name. He calls you by name. And He blesses you by name. 

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