Good Day, All! Please read this encouraging devotional below from our guest blogger, Herbert Bowen, Jr. Thank you Herbert, for allowing God to work through you to uplift His people.
Luke 12:29- “Don’t be concerned with what you will eat or drink. Don’t worry about such things.” (New Living Translation)
If you remember nothing else remember this: worry is nothing more than a BY-PRODUCT OF FEAR. Worry robs us of sleep. Fear makes us weary. Worry impedes our movement forward. Fear cripples the thought of advancement. Worry blinds us from seeing God’s blessings. Fear denies us from receiving them. Worry is nothing more than a BY-PRODUCT OF FEAR. Fear is cloaked in insecurity, while worry is palpable on our faces. Fear is not from God, for the Lord didn’t give us the spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7). Power breaks the chains that constrict our movement. Love administers God’s grace to all as He will never leave us. Self-discipline helps us stay the course despite opposition and ridicule. Why? Because in the end the things of this world can’t dominate our thoughts, for God is aware of our needs. Thus, be calm and courageous and the Lord will be with you. 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.