Tread Carefully

Ephesians 5:10 & 11-Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. 11. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. (New Living Translation) 

Romans 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Hence, we begin with a coupling of two significant verses that when paired together create a magnificent lesson. See, our determination is usually flawed, our determination is usually swayed, and our determination can usually be misguided. For our mindsets are stuck within our desires and wants, which stifles the truth from receiving oxygen. Therefore, if truth cannot breathe how can we resuscitate it? Will it be through our own volition? Are we independent from the Father, who breathed life into our bones? The answer is no. In that we fall short everyday of our lives only to crawl back to Christ to ask for his aid. Why? Because we are imperfect creatures with many faults. The reason we seek his strength. The reason we were given companions.  The reason why negative outcomes usually lead to glorious epiphanies. The reason why true happiness, is found within discernment. 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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