095 - The Toughest Words To Say

May 12, 2020

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 095 – SHOW NOTES



  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 095 titled:

The Toughest Words To Say”

– 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 – When do you find it easiest and hardest to ask for help?

JT answers


  • JT – What about you, when do you ask and when do you avoid it?

BB answers


  1. Bob – POINT: None of us like to ask for help – we avoid it like the plague. Although through this COVID19 pandemic more people have stepped up and admitted need than normal. The principle is especially true when it comes to being humble enough to ask God for help.


1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.


  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,

The Toughest Words To Say”


  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,
  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog

       “The Toughest Words To Say”

  • 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.

(((: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


From a spiritual aspect, what keeps us from asking for help?


  1. Bob


PRIDE – we are under the impression that to ask for help is to admit our weakness. When in reality admitting our help to God is a strength…


1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.


Isaiah 66:1–2 (ESV) — 1 Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? 2 All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Matthew 5:3 (ESV) — 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

1 Corinthians 10:12 (ESV) — 12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.


1 Samuel 15:17–19 (ESV) — 17 And Samuel said, “Though you are little in your own eyes, are you not the head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel. 18 And the Lord sent you on a mission and said, ‘Go, devote to destruction the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’ 19 Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord? Why did you pounce on the spoil and do what was evil in the sight of the Lord?”


JT –  Question Two… From a mental standpoint… How does this show up in life and what can we do about it?


  1. Bob

Ask questions and ask directions… ((ILL – Angelo)))

Work on what comes out of our mouths.. (((ILL  - JUST LOOKING))

Before you blow of help, ask yourself, why am I not accepting help…

Could it be our pride that just quickly says, no thank you? (((preacher &old lady))


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


From a physical aspect how do we get in the mode of asking for help?


  1. Bob
  • Would you do my workout for me?
  • Need help with writing a workout?
  • Being open to needing a coach or advice from another…
  • Finding a weak point and looking to get beyond it…


  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 095


  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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  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- The Battle For the Mind


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