The Boulder Too Heavy to Lift

Philippians 1:30-We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it. (New Living Translation)


Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

The struggle, the struggle, the struggle, oh the struggle. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world” (Ephesians 6:12). Thus, we must be well equipped to prepare ourselves for a celestial game of tug of war. This game is one that is stacked in favor of our enemies, as they recruited Goliath, the minions of the dark, and nefarious rulers of old to pull against us. With this crew they begin edging us closer to their side of the battle line, which was drawn since the day of our inception. Their tugs of guilt, defiance, and hopelessness fuel their strength, which ultimately depletes us. However, like ants in a colony, God works alongside us to provide the aid of Sampson, his angels, and saints of old to turn the battle in our favor, because when God is for us, who can stand against us.




Herbert 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.

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