264 - An Eye On Eternal Things

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 263 – SHOW NOTES (2023 – 32)

Show date – September 5, 2023


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(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 264 titled:

An Eye On Eternal Things

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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 … “An Eye On Eternal Things”

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

  1. Bob – POINT: We all become a little spiritually nearsighted as we watch the news and get more concerned about things on earth than eternal things…


2 Corinthians 4:17–18 (ESV) — 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.


  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 …

“An Eye On Eternal Things”

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

“An Eye On Eternal Things”

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 – Strength Training For Your Love Life –… & 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…




Focusing on the eternal makes sense but how do we do that practically?  I mean we all have to make a living, and we are part of society. Where’s the balance?


  1. Bob & JT discuss


Matthew 6:19–23 (ESV) — 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Matthew 6:24–33 (ESV) — 24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

2 Corinthians 4:17–18 (ESV) — 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.


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


How do we mentally focus on the eternal without becoming like the old saying “so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good?

  1. Bob & JT discuss


Hebrews 12:1–3 (ESV) — 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Philippians 1:6 (ESV) — 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:11 (ESV) — 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

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


What is the best sports drink to have in training or competition?


  1. Bob and JT discuss

What to look for in the best sports drinks

  • Multiple sources of carbohydrate: Different sugar molecules take different pathways through the intestinal wall. When you consume only one type of sugar you are only utilizing one set of “gates”. By consuming multiple types of sugar you can utilize more gates simultaneously. This means you will transport carbohydrate into your bloodstream more quickly.
  • Citrates: When you read the ingredient list, look for sodium citrate and potassium citrate rather than or in combination with sodium chloride and potassium chloride. Citrates are easier on the gut and help increase the absorption of fluid.
  • Sufficient electrolytes: While there are low-sodium versions of sports drink, if you’re consuming a sports drink with the intent of enhancing hydration status you want to consume 500-700mg of electrolytes per hour. That doesn’t all need to come from your sports drink (foods supply sodium, too), but low-sodium sports drinks make it less likely you will consume sufficient electrolytes.
  • Carbohydrate appropriate to your goals: There are high-carbohydrate (approx. 20+ grams/500ml bottle) and low-carbohydrate (approx. 20 grams or less/500ml bottle). The lower carbohydrate drinks are preferred if your primary goal is hydration. If you are participating in longer endurance events and want to consume a larger proportion of your carbohydrate energy via drinks, try the higher carbohydrate solutions. Be aware, however, that overconsumption of higher-carbohydrate drinks may increase your chances of gastric distress.

Water vs. sports drink during endurance training and competition

Athletes and coaches vigorously debate what to eat and drink during exercise. Among the topics is whether athletes should consume only plain water, both sports drink and water, or just sports drink. A good practice is to start each ride with one bottle of plain water and one bottle of sports drink on the bike. At subsequent stops, athletes freely refill with either water or sports drink. Here’s how we advise athletes to decide what to put into their water bottles:

  1. Heat/humidity: Separating fluids from calories allows for greater flexibility with fluid consumption. In hot environments you want the ability to increase fluid intake. To do this, carry plain water in your bottles and consume calories and electrolytes from food in your pockets.
  2. Can you actually eat? During technically demanding or high intensity events, some athletes don’t feel they have time to reach for solid foods or gels. Sometimes they lack the skills to reach for and consume food, but they can access their water bottle. In those cases, sports drinks may be the best or only way for the athlete to consume fluids, electrolytes, and calories.
  3. Will you actually eat? At the other end of the spectrum from high intensity workouts and events, ultradistance athletes sometimes get tired of eating. They get flavor fatigue from consuming lots of the same foods over many hours. Sometimes they get texture fatigue, meaning the thought of crunchy or gummy foods becomes unappealing. Sports drinks – especially those with light flavor profiles – can offer a good alternative.

   Anything final thoughts on this JT?

Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline to include strength training but it will be worth it.

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 264.


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


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