All Other Ground is Sinking Sand

Psalm 94:18- I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O lord, supported me.  (New Living Translation)

Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Slip- defined as “losing one’s foothold.” Fall- defined as “a causation to which we descend to a lower position,” i.e. the ground.

Therefore, when we slip or fall we find ourselves either flat on our backs, or face down in the dirt. Throughout both positions an emotion called “frustration” invades our minds. This emotion transforms to anger as the aches and pains of trying to stand back up become tougher. We are now exhausted because our energy has been displaced through the medium of emotion, effort, and reason. We are exhausted on the account of wobbly legs, to which no firm footing can be found. But the God who IS, has placed stabilizers within the quicksand so we might stand. For each step HE has tested. For each step HE has secured. For the God who IS, allowed us to stand confidently amidst the struggles of our circumstances, to light up the darkness as a beacon for others to follow. Praise the Lord. 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.  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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