113 - The heart of work is a matter of the heart

September 15, 2020

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 113 – SHOW NOTES


  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 113 titled:

The heart of work is a matter of the heart

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– 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 – I know you’ve had your challenges at your job as a law enforcement officer… but how has your faith helped you to view your work?


JT answers


  • JT – How about you?

BB answers


  1. Bob – POINT: Too many times we look at our work as a curse. In reality the difficulty of work is part of the curse but the work itself is meant by God to be considered a blessing and our work is to be done as unto the Lord..


Colossians 3:23 (ESV) — 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,


  1. JT ------ OK THEN 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 heart of work is a matter of the heart

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

The heart of work is a matter of the heart

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

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


  1. Bob - “The Battle For The Mind” and –… & 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…




Remind us again why work is NOT a curse and what we can do when we feel like it is.

  1. Bob

Get this right…

First, remember that labor or work was given to man before Adam sinned, so work is not part of the curse.  After man sinned, part of the curse was the pain or stress and strain that would be part of his work or labor.

Genesis 2:15 (ESV) — 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Genesis 3:17–19 (ESV) — 17 And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; 18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Nevertheless, God tells us that the rest of a man who labors well is good.

Ecclesiastes 5:12 (ESV) — 12 Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.

Matthew 5:13–16 (ESV) — 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Colossians 3:23 (ESV) — 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT” –


What can a person do mentally when they hate their job because of the people they work with or for?


  1. Bob


First – remember God is in control – even of the fact that He has you where you are for His purpose and His ways are perfect – so even if it is a hurtful time – it’s not meant to destroy you but for your sanctification and for your testing as to display that you will serve Him no matter what

Second – remember you serve Him and not your employer…

Colossians 3:23–24 (ESV) — 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Third – Rely upon God for daily grace, and avoid trying to figure things out how people are plotting against you.

Fourth – watch your tongue and your thoughts… that can lead to bitterness and increase your dislike for the situation.

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


I know this is a passion of yours so here you go… When riding in a group ride, aka – “peloton” what are some points of riding etiquette that should be observed?

  1. BB – Bob answers… first – background of riding with a team and a great coach


  1. Be careful – riding close to cut the draft by 24% - close enough but not too close, watching the bike ahead and l looking out way ahead
  2. No foolishness because you touch a tire you go down and bring others down
  3. Point out things on the road to avoid –
  4. Never play the hero when you end up front – keep the pace steady – it’s not a race to increase the speed
  5. When you are in front keep the people behind you in mind … when your cross a road, go through a light and WHEN you begin from a stop…. NO JACKRABBITING


  • Just a few


  1. Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline ….


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 113


  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))) --- Battle For The Mind


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