Too often in seeking God's will, Redunda Noble writes, "We think small, He thinks big. … He knows what's around the corner for us and what is years ahead. He desires to give us the best when we just want what is good."
Redunda Noble, in a recent visit to Israel, sought to learn "as much as possible about Jesus in the place where He lived, preached, healed and ministered.... I desperately wanted to hear God's still small voice and see what He wanted me to see."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- Watching Laura Spradlin drain 3-pointers and block shots, it's hard believe a car crash nearly took her life. "I love that basketball is a game for tall people," said Spradlin, who has played since she was 5. At almost 6-foot-2, not being able to play basketball was torture. "I couldn't run for months because of my injuries," she said. "But I knew I needed to try my hardest because I really wanted to play again."
Redunda Noble sets forth ways to help fellow church members remain steadfast amid the demands of their workplace and the lure of sports and entertainment activities. "Help others see the value of servanthood in the joy you display," she writes. "You may be their only example of a faithful servant."
Redunda Noble advocates a New Year's resolution that will "feed your spirit and bring great blessing to your life" -- reading and studying the Bible and committing key verses to memory.
Redunda Noble urges Christians to remember to pray for their pastors and church leaders.