Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Point your Toes

By Renee Burnam

When I was a little girl I dreamt of being a gymnast! I wanted to be just like Nadia. At the age of 5, my sweet mom put me in gymnastics classes so I could begin pursuing that dream. For 13 years I competed and I can still hear my coach saying “Point Your Toes! Point Your Toes! Oh my poor toes! LOL! Through the years of practice, mistakes and success in gymnastics, I bruised my toes, jammed my toes and even broke my toes! But through it ALL my coach continued to remind me to “Point My Toes!” “Point them even when it hurts to point them,” he would say! Well, my days of being a gymnast are long over but on occasion the pain of bruised, jammed and broken toes are not. As I have walked with Christ, my life coach, He continuously reminds me to “Point My Toes at HIM!” Point them when they are bruised (egos, sin, mistakes). Point them when they are jammed (relationships, pride, selfishness, anger). Point them when they are broken (loss of loved ones). Point them at Him Always! So, I keep my toes pointed directly at Him, my Coach, my Lord, my Savior, with whom these toes will be renewed and one day dance on streets of gold…..with Him!

“Whatever the challenge, whatever the test, what ever you’re striving for, give it your best!” unknown

Psalm 28:7 (NIV)
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) 9But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
Colossians 3 (NIV)

2Set your minds (point your toes), on things above not on earthly things.

(italics mine)

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