"We read of Nehemiah that when he heard about the situation in Jerusalem his heart was overwhealmed with grief. Jerusalems walls were in ruins and he wept and cried to God because he was zealous for Zion, zealous for the house of God.
God wants us to be such a people. Although we are weak and frail, we are to be a people who are zealous for His house and who want to see the power of God manifest. This is the only qualification I can see in Gideon to start with - he had a hunger to see God at work".
Terry Virgo - "The Tide is Turning" - New Wine Books (2006) - (pp87-88).