247 - Power For Life

May 9, 2023

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 247 – SHOW NOTES (2023 – 17)

Show date – May 9, 2023


  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 247 titled:

Power For Life

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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 … Power For Life

So JT What does that title bring up to your mind?

  1. Bob – POINT: Jesus promised His disciples that He would not leave them like orphans but He would come to them as He promised His Holy Spirit. We likewise have the presence and power of the risen Savior in the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives, which was first demonstrated when we first believed….


Ephesians 1:16–20 (ESV) — 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,

  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 …

Power For Life

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

Power For Life

Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”             ((((:03 PAUSE))))


  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? What would you like our listeners to know about this week?


  1. Bob – Power In The Valley –… & 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…




How do we tap into this power on a daily basis?


  1. Bob & JT discuss


When we see and understand our desperate need of God in everything we do, we come before Him humbly, which is the way to know you have God’s special attention.

Isaiah 57:15 (ESV) — 15 For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Listen to David, who is a man after God’s own heart and how he expresses throughout the book of psalms his total dependency upon God.

Psalm 27:1 (ESV) — 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:5 (ESV) — 5 For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.

Psalm 27:7–8 (ESV) — 7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me! 8 You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”

Psalm 27:13–14 (ESV) — 13 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

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


How do we mentally wrap our arms around this concept of living in total dependency upon God?

  1. Bob & JT discuss


Compare people in the Bible who failed and those who succeeded. The people who succeeded were those who lived close to God, living in total dependency upon Him.

Psalm 1:1–3 (ESV) — 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

John 15:5 (ESV) — 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Philippians 4:13 (ESV) — 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

  1. (JT) Third Question …. From the physical side of life…


How does exercise help your immune system?


  1. Bob and JT discuss…


“Exercise, both cardiovascular as well as resistance training, helps to strengthen the immune system and counter the effects of immunosenescence, the gradual deterioration of the immune system,” But how does that work, exactly? In the long-term, exercise mobilizes T cells, a type of white blood cell that helps protect the body against infection, Holland explains. “This holds true for both moderate- and high-intensity cardiovascular exercise,” he adds.

Evidence also suggests that obesity can cause immunosuppression and increased susceptibility to illness, . But research has shown regular bouts of exercise can help reverse some of these effects, even without weight loss. So it’s likely everyone’s immune system can benefit from some exercise, regardless of their weight.

While exercise-induced positive changes have been observed on a cellular level, there’s also strong epidemiological evidence, or evidence that’s been observed at a population level, that exercise is a good thing for our immune systems.

Anything thoughts on this JT?


Bob’s final comment –You will get the most benefit by exercising 3–5 days per week for 30–60 minutes per day, while keeping your heart rate less than 75% of your maximum (use 220 minus your age to approximate your maximum heart rate if you don’t know what it is),” “This way, you’re doing enough to improve your immune function and decrease your risk of infection without doing too much and putting yourself at an increased risk.” 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 247.


  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for OUR answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast (((:03 pause)))


  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- Power In The Valley

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