Psalm 33:15- He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Today we will play a game of “have you ever.” This is a serious game as its intent is to expose the inner sanctum of our hearts. For to expose is to reveal to the world that we are hurting. For when we open up a portal to our lives for all the world to see, we can be met with indifference. We can be met with harsh language, anger or vindictiveness. We can be met with a flower only to realize the thorn pricked our skin. We now see the very essence, which kept us alive spilling onto the ground, as we made a choice to open the gateway to both good and evil. Is it now time to shut the blinds? Should we resemble a recluse who yearns for no outside contact? Why would we want to proceed on this journey? The answer: only by the grace of God, Who sends us encouragement through others walking along a similar path. Hence, have you ever felt vulnerable? The answer should be “yes,” so you too can experience true joy.
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.