155 - Keeping The Lists Short

July 20, 2021

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 155 – SHOW NOTES

THE Q&A FORMAT

  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 155 titled:

Keeping The Lists Short

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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 –  Today we’re talking about “Keeping The Lists Short”                                                                        .. What list in life do you work on keeping short?

JT answers

 

  1. Bob – POINT: We all have lists – things to, people to see, places to go… but what about the three most important lists that are connected that really tell much about our value of relationship with other people and of course our walk with God.

 

1 John 1:5–10 (ESV) — 5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

 

Bottom line: Keep your lists short!

 

  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,

Keeping The Lists Short

 

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

 

Keeping The Lists Short

  • 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 - “The Battle For The Mind” and –… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT This is the PowerBreak Podcast, I’m JT along with Bob Brubaker and this is the  –– 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 THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF LIFE….

 

Give us the basics again… tell us about those three lists and why they are so important.

  1. Bob

The three lists consist of the list of people that you may have offended that you should go and make the first effort to reconcile. The second list are the people that have offended you to whom you should go and begin the process of reconciliation. The third list is the list of failures on your part in things pertaining to God – in other words – the list of sins we should confess and forsake or from which we repent.

 

Why is this all so important?

 

Sin separates us from God, it’s like a barrier to fellowship with God… and if left alone we’ll begin to experience an aloneness from God because hiding sin is also a sin so it snowballs out of control.

 

Even so… since Jesus gave us clear instruction which calls us to be the initiator in reconciliation with others if we are the offender or the offended… if we don’t do what He says we should in making the first effort to reconciliation – then we sin. Plus the result of not initiating reconciliation is BITTERNESS.

 

Stop and think about it.

 

1 John 1:5–10 (ESV) — 5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Matthew 5:23–24 (ESV) — 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 18:15–17 (ESV) — 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

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

 

What can we do to get a mental grip on keeping our lists short?

 

  1. Bob

 

Make three lists each day…

  1. The list of people you could have offended or you know you did offend.
  2. The list of people who have offended you.
  3. The list of known sins in your life.

 

Then before you go to bed, write out plans to go to the people you offended and the people who have offended you…. FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECONCILIATION – not to fight or prove your point.

Then of course the list of sins… is to be confessed which is merely agreeing with God that He and His word is right and you are wrong.

Proverbs 28:13 (ESV) — 13 Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

What is the best time of day to exercise?

 

  1. BB & JT discuss ---

 

Short answer is whenever you will exercise.

The real answer is whatever your purpose in exercising is will change when you exercise.

 

Working out in the evenings can increase your physical capacity, aerobic capacity, and strength output by between 8% - 30%.

 

But working out in the evenings has its drawback in that there are more interruptions in the evening … that can keep you from working out.

 

Working out in the morning has it’s benefits in that you can normally schedule the workout before obligations… BUT … the morning is when you have to be aware of the need to warm up and ease into the workout to avoid injury.

 

What say you JT?

 

Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline ….

 

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

Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 155.

 

  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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