Blessed in the City

Hebrews 11:10- “Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.” (New Living Translation)

Herbert G. Bowen, VATG Guest Blogger

Herbert G. Bowen, VATG Guest Blogger

This scripture should strike a chord in all of us, as we all have been through the revolving door of instability. Where will I live? When will God let me sew the seeds that I have planted? How is it possible to live like this? When hope looks like a vapor dissipating in the wind, is it possible to have trust in God when planting our roots seem impossible? Therefore, what is faith?

Well, faith restores our hope, allows blessings to overflow, and brings us peace. For there was a time when we were poor, but now are humbled at the sight of abundant wealth coming toward us. Once we were racked with pain, but now exceeding joy has flooded our hearts. Once we were lonely, but now companionship has brought us warmth. In essence, if we live faithfully like Abraham we too will be blessed in the city that God designed for us. 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  as Wednesday 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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