Approaching Our Mountains

Psalm 18:33- “He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.” (New Living Translation)

Herbert G. Bowen, Jr., Voices Against the Grain Guest Blogger

Herbert G. Bowen, Jr., Voices Against the Grain Guest Blogger

What do you see when you look into the eyes of the frustrated and defeated? Do you see joyful eyes flickering with glimmers of hope? Do you see a smile indicating everything is alright? Usually the answer is “no,” due to the negative outcomes we endure, which shroud us from seeing God’s plan for our lives. Thus, the Christian walk can be challenging which can make the world so appealing. Who doesn’t want to live the good life, indulge in every temptation, and flit around without a care?

However, what is the after effect on our minds, bodies, and spirits? More than likely its loneliness, poverty, and pain, all factors of overindulging. However, doesn’t the Christian life bring about some of those factors? In some cases yes they do, but those factors led by the world is like climbing Mt. Everest without safety gear. With God we are able to climb that mountain of hope without fear because with “God all things are possible” (Philippians 4:13.) 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.


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