Psalm 139:23- Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
We are destined to be conflicted… We are destined to fail… We are destined to disappoint… From our thoughts, to our actions, to our spiritual warfare, we are too weak to continue this journey. Therefore, “point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life” (Psalms 139:24). What offends you dear Lord? What is it within us that causes us strife when your intention is meant for good? Why do we organically rebel against the deity that shed his blood for you and me? Hence, the prognosis: selfishness; pride, and arrogance. Factors, which eventually lead to solitude, hard lessons, and brutal truth, which are the byproducts of God’s correcting hand. So, it should come as no surprise that our hearts remain in unrest. For walking this journey alone is too dangerous to bear, the reason God gave us part of himself, which is the Holy Spirit that we share. 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. 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.