079 - Keeping The Fire Burning

January 21, 2020

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 079 – SHOW NOTES




  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 079 titled:

Keeping The Fire Burning”

– 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&JT: Plea and thank you for ratings and review & for spreading the word via social media and word of mouth…


  • BB – Last time we both talked about some of the events we are set to do in the coming year…


Have you ever noticed that when you make goals there seems to be a plethora of events, attitudes, or people that seem to want to douse your fire?          What do you do?

  • JT - (((answer)))
  • JT – I know you’ve faced that with physical goals, what about … say a vision you sense God has given you for the church, how do you deal with the things or people that want to put out your fire?
    • BB (((answer)))


  1. Bob – POINT: It’s going to happen. For sure… but unless you go back to ways to keeping the fire going, you’ll become like the many who make new year’s resolutions who about at this point begin to see the fire wane and soon go out.
  • Go back to the what caused the fire to begin with
  • Work out some daily activities that will enforce the fire
  • Hang out with people who encourage you


  1. JT --- This is important stuff … so


--- 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,

Keeping The Fire Burning”

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

Keeping The Fire Burning


  • 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 “Sponsorship For Every Athlete”))))

–… & Sermon link on the website.

(((:03 PAUSE)))


  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


Is your instruction on keeping the fire burning more spiritual or mental?


  1. Bob



2 Corinthians 10:4–5 (ESV) — 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,


Colossians 3:16 (ESV) — 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.


Hebrews 10:24–25 (ESV) — 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.


1 Corinthians 15:33 (ESV) — 33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”







  1. JT – Question Two…


What should we do from purely a mental standpoint to keep the fire burning?


  1. Bob


  • What are you putting into your mind?


Philippians 4:8–9 (ESV) — 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.


  • God is in control but keeping a positive attitude and focusing on good things helps the journey…



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


What if a person has taken on a humungous goal for the coming year, say to do an Ironman triathlon in the fall? What can they do to keep the fire burning through the long training season?


  1. Bob
  • Picture the finish
  • Watch videos,
  • Read accounts
  • Break the season into bite size pieces
  • Test regularly


What say you JT?

  1. JT: answer


  1. Bob’s final comment


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 079


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


(((:03 pause)))


  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- One Breath From Death


(((pause for music transition)))


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