Wait Patiently and Confidently

Romans 8:25-But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently. (New Living Translation)

Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

If we “wait patiently and confidently”… two words that bear righteous fruit in the eyes of the Lord. If we are impatient and doubtful… Well, we have put our trust not in the Lord, but in the circumstances this world lays before us. Therefore, may our actions be rash and indecisive. May our countenance reflect the image of a person stranded on the side of the road with no car or phone. May God look down upon us and see an organic machine calibrated to rely on their own strength. For God has moved into the shadows to observe his creation. Fortunately, for us these statements are false. Why? Because God is AAA/Triple A when we need a tow. Why? Because God is the 5 hr energy needed to complete our day. Why? Because God is the author and finisher of our faith. Thus, when our minds are saturated in the marinade of doubt, let us look toward the SON and soak in the heavenly rays. 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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