2 Corinthians 11:26-“I have traveled on many long journeys. I have faced danger from my own people. And I have faced danger from men who claim to be believers but are not.” (New Living Translation)
True or false: a journey is a leap of faith. This is why Hebrews 11:1 (“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen.”) pairs so well with the above Scripture because when we embark on a journey, we are unaware of what circumstances might lie ahead. We travel on faith down a road we thought would be open, but find a detour sign instead. We travel on faith in the sky, as we venture to a new country where friends and family are a 1,000 miles away. We travel on faith when we walk alone in the darkness, due to standing up for what’s right, instead of what’s acceptable. We’ve all traveled on long journeys and have been burned, beaten, and irritated along the way. But remember God is right beside us. For that detour saved us from danger, that flight opened up more opportunities, and walking alone strengthened our spirit. God knows what he’s doing. So stand firm in faith and progress on your journey. 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 24, 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.