Monday, March 21, 2016

The Christian Life Series- 7 - Dr. Vincent

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

Dr. Vincent had very little savings when he started his own medical clinic. Whatever he had, went in to buying furniture and medical equipment for the clinic. The first year saw very few patients come in, each day and by the end of each month, he had very little cash left for himself, because almost all the earnings would be exhausted on paying the staff and there were expenses for the laboratory. But he believed that God was his provider and that he would sustain him and his family and meet all his needs. Dr. Vincent kept his charges low and would often share the Gospel with his patients. Every month there was just enough money to meet most of his expenses and this continued for 3 years. Those 3 years were trying times and he and his wife spent a lot of time in prayer. Things changed for the good after those initial years of difficulties and slowly but surely the clinic started flourishing. In the coming years, God poured out his blessings on Dr. Vincent and his family. Faith and patience were rewarded.

Despite adverse circumstances, if we wait patiently and work hard, trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, he will reward us.

The Bible says,
Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to him must believe that he lives and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

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