Acts 2:41 “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”
The faithful perseverance of Adoniram Judson is encouraging and challenging. Not only did he fail to see a single soul saved until his sixth year on the mission field, but he only could claim 18 converts by his twelfth year. Yet, there was a moment where fruit started pouring in to his account. What triggered that moment? We don’t know, though his continued faithfulness was a necessary prerequisite. What would have happened if he quit just prior to that moment? We don’t know, though we can surmise that God wouldn’t have used him to bring about the subsequent nationwide Christian legacy that persists today.
There is a moment where faithfulness produces a disproportionately large reward. It happened in the book of Acts, it happened in nineteenth century Burma, it has happened during American revivals of time past, and it can happen in America today. What will trigger that moment? We don’t know, though our continued faithfulness is a necessary prerequisite. What will happen if we quit just prior to that moment? We don’t know, though we can surmise that God wouldn’t use us to bring about a nationwide Christian legacy that would last for future generations.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO STAY FAITHFUL UNTIL THE REWARDS COME RAINING DOWN. Don’t quit! We may be minutes away from our faithfulness producing a disproportionately large reward.