173 - Pocket Full Of Promises

November 25, 2021

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 173– SHOW NOTES

THE Q&A FORMAT

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(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 173 titled:

Pocket Full Of Promises

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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 –  We are talking today about … Pocket Full Of Promises … So JT – What is are some significant promises of God that He has used to encourage you?

JT answers and discussion

 

  1. Bob – POINT: The promises of God are not vain words, they are the very words of God to encourage us to trust Him as we grow in our faith. Learning to use the promises of God means we first need to learn them or have a handle to get to know them. No wonder then we are told these promises of God are “great and precious.”

 

2 Peter 1:3–4 (ESV) — 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

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,

Pocket Full Of Promises

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

 

         Pocket Full Of Promises

 

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 – One Breath From Death –… & 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….

 

Why is it so important to know and make use of the promises of God?

 

  1. Bob
  • It’s honoring to God
  • It’s helpful to us

 

Psalm 138:2 (ESV) — 2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV) — 20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

Genesis 15:6 (ESV) — 6 And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

2 Peter 1:3–4 (ESV) — 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Hebrews 4:1 (ESV) — 1 Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.

Proverbs 3:5–6 (ESV) — 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 

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

 

How do the promises of God help us mentally?

 

  1. Bob

Encouragement! Knowing and exercising faith that God is in control so why worry… Rather than trying to figure things out … or get caught up in the complaining mode… We go over promises that God has said or reminders that God has kept His promises which sets us up for gratitude which is the best approach to improving life mentally.

Joshua 21:45 (ESV) — 45 Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

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

What is up with the study that says stretching can improve your cardiovascular health?

 

Bob: Seriously, that is what the study proclaims… let’s look at it..

As we get older, arteries begin to lose elasticity and become stiff. Arterial stiffness is closely associated with high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. But there’s good news:

  • Studies from over the last decade show that stretching significantly reduces arterial stiffness.
  • The results of one study showed reduced arterial stiffness in the stretched limbs and decreased blood pressure.
  • Interestingly, arterial stiffness in unstretched parts of the body was also reduced.

It’s well known that stretching can help improve the flexibility of your muscles and the range of motion of your joints. Better flexibility and range of motion enable your body to work more effectively, which is important for enhancing physical performance and decreasing the risk of injuries.

What you might not know is that stretching can also improve non-muscular structures such as the blood vessels that circulate blood through your body.

As we get older, arteries begin to lose elasticity and become stiff.

Age-related arterial stiffening is, at least in part, due to the gradual loss of stretchy elastin fibers and the accumulation of stiffer collagen fibers in the arterial walls.

Increased arterial stiffness is a problem because it’s closely associated with high blood pressure and often precedes cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attack, and heart failure.

But there’s good news. A review published earlier this year analyzed studies from over the last decade and concluded that stretching significantly reduces arterial stiffness.

Interestingly, arterial stiffness in unstretched parts of the body was also reduced.

BB & JT discuss ---

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 173.

 

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

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