Which Doors to Open?

Herbert G. Bowen, VATG Guest Blogger

Herbert G. Bowen, VATG Guest Blogger

Ephesians 5:16-17

Make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.

What should we do with the opportunities we have been given? Matthew 7:8 says “anyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Thus, what is a door’s function? Well, it’s a two-sided portal that allows a person to enter or exit. Whether the door remains open or closed is up to you. But here is the significance of walking through: every man-made avenue deemed to help our reputations or businesses seem tawdry to God’s purpose. Hence, we begin to search our own hearts to find God’s answer. These answers come in many different forms, whether it is a council of advisors, warnings, or guilt to arrive at the best decision. Opportunities are a dime a dozen, but those who follow the Lord will prosper. Do you now see the light emanating from the cracked door? It’s the Lord instructing you, so knock first and walk through. Amen

About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.

Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5.  An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well  asWednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C.  At his current age of 23, Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the PureHope advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.

Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye.  He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management. He provides business expertise to help others start their businesses.

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