Running the Race: A Call to Action & Journey of Growth with the Lord
HAVE YOU EVER DESIRED a more experiential journey beside the Lord? Are you struggling with the ups and downs of what it means to be a “Christian”? In his book, Jeff Thomas openly takes you through his upbringing of sexual abuse, dysfunction, manipulation, and addiction. For twenty-one years Jeff struggled with his belief in God and straddled the fence between living in the world and living for God. All of this ended when the Lord invaded his life and used brokenness, dreams, visions, and confirmations as tools to reveal Himself to Jeff . Get ready to be on the edge of your seat with every page of this exciting adventure alongside the Lord.
Welcome to our books page. We are so excited that you have found us. There is almost nothing more exciting than knowing that someone has found our book, read it, and been impacted in a positive way. We do not write books simply because we want to tell a story, but we write books because we believe that a story can change someone’s life. The Bible says in Revelation that people can overcome the things in their life by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. We truly believe that as you take the time to read our book and here Jeff’s testimony, that you will be able to overcome the struggles and the hardships and the offenses and all of the different things that you face in your life. The reason that we believe that you will be able to take the next steps in overcoming these things is because we’ve been able to overcome these things. We would never claim that we are perfect, but, with the power of Jesus Christ, it is always possible to find freedom. The Bible says that where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is a liberty. As you read our story and hear how our story is born out of a relationship with Jesus Christ and it is only through him that we have been able to find freedom, you can be confident that his work in our life will also be a catalyst for him working in your life. It is not by our might or our power and wisdom our strength but it is by the Spirit of God that we are able to find freedom from the burdens and the bonds and the chains that the enemy tries to use to control our lives. As you take the time to read the book and hear the story and see the transparency from which Jeff tells his personal experiences, we are confident that not only will you be able to relate to Jeff, but you will also be blown away by the possibilities that are available for your life as you choose to surrender to a relationship with Jesus Christ.
The greatest story that was ever written or has ever been told is of course the story of Jesus Christ. The greatest selling book of all time is the Bible. Another reason why we are wanting for you to read our book is because we’ve been inspired by the Bible. We’ve been inspired by the story of Jesus Christ. If you look at the life of Jesus Christ and you watch how he ministered and how he related to people, you will see a pattern in his life. A lot of times he didn’t just come out and say exactly what he was trying to teach. Jesus would consistently use stories to convey a message. Jesus used what the Bible calls parables to convey a message. A parable is simply a story with a meaning. Every one of his stories and parables always led to a specific purpose. As we write our book, we want you to know that the purpose of writing this book is to lead you to something greater than just enjoying an interesting story.
The purpose of our book is to lead you into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Now, perhaps you already are Christian and you have already committed your life to Christ, you will still benefit from the story, because we don’t just stop there. Not only can it be used to help lead people to Jesus, but it can also be used to strengthen your faith in Christ. This book will encourage you in ways that you can’t begin to imagine. You will start to see that an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ is available on this side of Heaven. So many people believe that when they die, that’s when they will experience the presence of God. We are here to tell you that you can experience Him more today and even right now. God is speaking today. God can and will speak to you. Give him the chance. Start to ask. The Bible says that if you seek then you will find. It says to knock and the door will be opened. We want to encourage you to do this. Find a quiet space. Go into your room and lock the door. Shut out all distractions. Turn off your phone. Turn off the TV. Find a place where you can sit in silence and be free of distractions. In that place, begin to seek God. Begin to ask the tough questions. Begin to ask God to speak to you. Begin to seek his face in his presence and his involvement in your daily life. We are so confident that as you do this, the real, tangible presence of God will begin to show up in your room and in your life. We believe this with all of our heart because we have experienced this ourselves. We want this for you and for every person who is taking the time to read our book and dive deeper into our story with Jesus.
We also want to encourage you not only to read our book and hear our story, but to begin to share your own. There is a story in your heart. You have a story to tell. God wants to use you or story to have an impact on others. Before we began to write our story, we thought that it was an impossible task that we would never be able to accomplish. It felt like a daunting project that would take forever and never really come to be. Now that we’re on the other side of it, this is not the case. It was worth every day of hard work. It was worth every moment of sacrifice. It has been worth every bit of crazy criticism that has come our way. Don’t let anyone else tell you what is impossible. With God all things are possible. Take the step of faith and begin to write your story. Tell the world what God has done for you. As the Bible says, people can overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.