Don’t Exchange a Forever God for Fleeting Fame

Job 8:13-The same happens to all who forget God. The hopes of the godless evaporate. (New Living Translation)

Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

When we began we had nothing. When we began we marinated ourselves in hope. A hope that gave way to an attainable dream we deemed to hard to grasp. When the dream fell into our possession we held onto it tightly. We thanked God for the success, but our grip grew stronger. In fact, we placed indents in the dream, due to the fear of it slipping through our fingers. Our God who we praised was now a shadow amongst the limelights. Our friends who believed in us when we had nothing, were now spectators placed on the sidelines. Where did the time go? When did our commitment to truth and humility take a backseat to overall gain? For the transitory life of glitz and glamour lasts only but a while, but the endeavors of the godly last forever. Thus, if we have forgotten this creed, here is our wake up call because “only what we do for CHRIST SHALL LAST.” (Thanks Grandma) 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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