Running The Race is a blogging ministry dedicated to spreading the positive message of salvation through Jesus Christ..
It is written entirely by one person, James who lives in the southern United States.
I am lay Christian, not a great champion of the Christian faith, or a great Christian apologist, I fully understand that.
That being said, I believe I was called by God to spread the Gospel message of Christ via this blog, I will do so with the best intentions and to the best of my ability.
Will I sometimes fail?
Will I sometimes get an argument wrong?
Will I sometimes lose my cool and say something I shouldn’t?
Will I sometimes walk away bloody from a debate with a non-believer who is much smarter than I?
Yes to all, I understand that too, I am an imperfect human being.
But what I also understand is that God has a history of using the seemingly unworthy for great purposes, and He could be doing the same with me.
-David’s armor didn’t fit
-John Mark was rejected by Paul
-Timothy had ulcers
-Hosea’s wife was a prostitute
-Amos’ only training was in the school of fig tree pruning
-Jacob was a liar
-David had an affair
-Solomon was too rich
-Jesus was too poor
-Abraham was too old
-David was too young
-Peter was afraid of death
-Lazarus was dead
-John was self-righteous
-Naomi was a widow
-Paul was a murderer, so was Moses
-Jonah ran from God
-Miriam was a gossip
-Gideon and Thomas both doubted
-Jeremiah was a bullfrog (kidding), he was depressed and suicidal
-Elijah was burned out
-John the Baptist was a loudmouth
-Martha was a worrywart
-Mary was lazy
-Samson had long hair
-Noah was a drunk
If God is truly behind this endeavor, I will grow with His guidance, become a better steward of His message with experience, and become stronger in my faith and knowledge of Him through it.
It is in that I pray, in Jesus’ name.
Contact the blog at email@example.com
* Update: Since I started the blog several years ago I have been ordained as an elder and am working on an Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry so I guess I am not technically a lay Christian any longer.
The rest of this about page I wouldn’t change a bit. I am humbled by my calling and often think I am woefully under equipped.