074 - Mind Boggling

December 10, 2019

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 074 – SHOW NOTES




  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 074 titled:

Mind Boggling

– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”


  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.


  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.


  • BB – What was the most mind blowing experience you’ve had?
    • JT - (((answer)))


  • JT – What was the most mind blowing experience you’ve had?
    • BB (((answer)))


  1. Bob – POINT: We’ve all had mind blowing or mind boggling experiences… and each one should teach a good lesson… God has something prepared in the future that is far beyond what we have ever experienced…


1 Corinthians 2:9 (ESV) — 9 But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—


Whoa NO that is something to think about …

  1. JT --- LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

Bob, tell us what you wrote in your blog,

“Mind Boggling”

  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,

“Mind Boggling”

  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog


  • Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”

((((:03 PAUSE))))

  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? Any news we need to know about this week?”…


  1. Bob (((BOOK PITCH FOR “God’s PowerLine Of Prayer”))))

–… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT – “So here we go… in our time for WHAT ABOUT THIS…  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…


  1. JTQuestion ONE


How do you incorporate “mind boggling” thoughts about God and the glorious future for the Christian into your daily routine?


  1. Bob


  • Prayer and meditation
  • Read God’s word and be overwhelmed at God and His truth
  • Approach God, keeping in mind what He says about Himself and what a privilege it is just to come near to Him.


Ephesians 1:3–9 (ESV) — 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ


Jeremiah 9:23–24 (ESV) — 23 Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”


  1. BOB: Before we go on to question two – how about you JT – how do you incorporate mind boggling thoughts about God and His truth into your life?


  1. JT – answer…….


  1. JT – Question Two…


Would you classify these mind boggling considerations through the day as “mental pickups?”


  1. Bob


Let me ask you how you feel mentally when … you get a blast of the news and hear how things are going South …

…. Then you pick up God’s word to be reminded that He’s in complete control and the end will not come before He says so… and these words….


Isaiah 40:10–15 (ESV) — 10 Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 11 He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. 12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? 13 Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, or what man shows him his counsel? 14 Whom did he consult, and who made him understand? Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding? 15 Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.



  1. (JT) Third Question …. Turning to the physical aspect of life….


Most of us overate in the Thanksgiving season… so what is a person to do as we approach the Christmas and New years celebrations of overeating?


  1. Bob


  • Don’t beat yourself up
  • Pick up your training
  • Get back on a schedule
  • Renew your motivation for eating right
  • Hydrate properly
  • Consider fasting or intermittent fasting
  • Get a handle on what you eat by keeping a diary or log
  • Get a coach to help via accountability


Philippians 4:11–13 (ESV) — 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

  • Consider Daniel and his principles for eating



Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life


  1. Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 074


  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for Bob’s answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast


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