Isaiah 50:11- But watch out, you who live in your own light and warm yourselves by your own fires. This is the reward you will receive from me: You will soon fall down in great torment. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Through the endurance of self, you located some kindle wood. From the sweat of your brow you struck two stones together to create a spark. After some effort, that spark fell onto the wood and began to smolder, but alas no fire. You tried again and after some effort, that spark fell onto the wood and caught a little flame. In your excitement, you rushed to get some foliage to place around the light. However, in your excitement, the flow of wind behind you blew out the flame. With frustration building, you kicked the controlled fire site and struck the rocks together. Without a moment’s notice, the spark hit the ground and a massive conflagration ensued. You are now consumed by the very creation you began. All because you destroyed the controlled site, instead of exhibiting patience through God’s timing. 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.