--- not fleeces ---
in Judges 6
And, Gideon obeyed The Word with his whole heart, even unto death, and The LORD knew it... hence the blessings that followed.
GOD showed HIS great good approval to Gideon and granted him his requests because Gideon FACED CERTAIN DEATH in order to obey GOD.
Gideon worked immediately and effectively to remove the sin in their midst, which could have cost Gideon his life.