Proverbs 16:3 (New International Version)
Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.
Adoniram Judson was born on the August 9, 1788 in Malden, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University in 1809 and became a Christian shortly afterward. In February 1813, he set sail with his new bride for India to become a missionary. India was closed to foreigners, but Burma was open to his ministry. Soon after arriving, Judson made the commitment that: "I will not leave Burma until the cross is planted here forever." It was six years before one person came to Christ under Judson's ministry. It took him 10 years to completely translate the New Testament into Burmese. In 1825, he was falsely imprisoned as a spy for six months. Upon his release, his wife's health broke and he put her on a homebound vessel. He confided to his diary: "If we could find some quiet resting place on earth where we could spend the rest of our days in peace. . ." But he steadied himself with this remarkable postscript: "Life is short. Millions of Burmese are perishing. I am almost the only person on earth who has attained their language to communicate salvation. . ." Judson remained in Burma for 25 more years and fulfilled his earlier commitment to the Lord.
What does the Lord want you to do? Then commit those plans to the Lord and stay the course.
Dear Lord we commit our way to Christ and follow Him in all that we do today. We pray that we would stay focused and keep the commitment to server You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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