Not Moved – Dr. Bob’s Poem

This is a poem I wrote thirteen years ago when I needed a miracle. It wrote it and then spoke it often, to declare the faithfulness of God. I got my miracle. Share it with someone who needs to hear it.

NOT MOVED

Not moved by what I see…

Not moved by what I hear.

Not moved by what I feel…

Not moved by what I fear.

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Though troubles may approach me…

Though rumors may abound.

Though others may reproach me…

I will reject that sound.

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Though weakness may encroach…

on my abundant strength.

Though sickness come and cloak me…

In Christ I will remain.

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Not moved by what attacks me…

Not moved by what I lack.

Not moved by who deserts me…

Not moved by who turns back.

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Jesus is my Master… My Lord, my Strength, my Shield.

Though others may persuade me… To Him alone I yield.

I live for Him with confidence… In Spirit I am filled.

I live for Him with faithfulness… His kingdom I will build.

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Not moved by what I see…

Not moved by what I hear.

Not moved by what I feel…

Not moved by what I fear.

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Just moved by my Lord Jesus…

And moved by my own zeal.

Just moved by grace and mercy…

My life in Him is real!


A Kid in God’s Tree House

For just a Mentoring Minute, I would like to share with you my thoughts on Psalm 91, Verses 1-2, which bring us great assurances of safety and security.

Psalm 91:1-2 (NKJV)

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the almighty. {2} I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

As I began to think about this “secret place of the Most High” that the psalm speaks of, a picture formed in my mind. It was of a kid, who has a tree house her father built, especially for her. It is a place to get high above the child’s daily world and safely abide, imagining all kinds of wonderful things. At times, her father might climb up and join in the fun. It is a wonderful place that is always there for the child to spend time and let her imagination run free. In many ways, “the secret place of the Most High” is such a place for the child of God. It offers the delights of all our heavenly Father has created for us. It is our place of safety in which we can spend time with God, trusting Him and leaving the cares of the world behind. I’m Dr. Bob. I know the Lord has such a place, ready to welcome you. It is a place where you can just be a kid in God’s tree house.

A Kid in God’s Tree House


Too Big To Fix?

I’m Dr. Bob and for Just a Mentoring Minute, I want to ask if you are facing anything that looks to big to fix? We all have times and seasons in our life when circumstances seem overwhelming. It may seem as if there are no answers. These can be times of doubt and even desperation. I want to encourage you to let your doubts, or even desperation turn into a diligent determination to let God have control of it, whatever it might be. 2 Chronicles 15:4, in the Amplified Bible says, “But when they in their trouble turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and [in desperation earnestly] sought Him, He was found by them.” When there seem to be no answers, there is always one thing you can do. Earnestly seek the Lord. This requires the exercise of a determined heart. You must commit yourself to be diligent. Keep knocking on the door, until you get your answer from the Lord. He is faithful. He will open the door and your diligence to pursue Him will bring His response. Even before He responds, as you pursue Him, let your heart be flooded with peace. Do not try to understand it. The Bible says it is “a peace that passes understanding” (Philippians 4:7). Just go with it. Then, you will move ahead in Christ all the way to your victory. After all, with God all good things are possible, especially peace. You can listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs.

Too Big To Fix


A Lifestyle of Expectations

I’m Dr. Bob, and for just a Mentoring Minute I want to talk to you about expectations. We all live with expectations. Doing so is a part of life. As a pastor, I have counseled people whose lifestyle was one that featured a consistent expectation of trouble, disappointment and failure. I have been saddened to see this in so many good people. However, the vast majority of those I pastored lived with the expectation of God’s promises, blessings and when needed, His supernatural intervention. The choice was obvious. It was a choice of attitudes. The outcomes they experienced were equally obvious. Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Listen carefully. If you make the choice to live with positive expectations that are founded on the promises of God, you can expect the inevitable, supernatural intervention of God. Expect Him to honor His Word that says He has a plan for your life – a plan for peace and not for evil. What will be your choice? The quality of the next season of your life will depend on it. You can listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com/blogs.

A Lifestyle of Expectations


The Moving Power of Words

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I want to ask what has been dictating the direction and success or failure of your life? There may be many factors, but for the moment, focus on just two, your attitudes and your words. Experience has shown me that together, they control my day and determine my destiny. They are like a two-sided coin. One side, your attitudes, exercises powerful control over the quality of your life (good or bad). The other side of the coin is equally true. Words, (positive or negative) consistently spoken, will cause your attitudes to adjust to what you say. The quality of your life then will be radically changed. There is life-changing power in your words. I strongly recommend that you fill your words with positive, life-giving, peace-filled optimism. Wrap them in a heavy dose of faith. If you will, watch the words you speak redefine your thinking and move you into the path of God’s blessings. Just say what God says. Let your confession change your attitudes. Verbalize those positive things the Word of God promises, instructs and commands. Make your communication a confession of faith. Then walk it out, on the way to your victory. You can listen to other Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.blogs.

The Moving Power of Words


I Can’t Wear That Any More

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I have some thoughts on dieting. Diets usually fail because they are temporary. Many of us have found this out and been disappointed in ourselves. The only thing that works for the long haul is a lifestyle change. Only this will take you to where the way you previously ate no longer fits you. With a lifestyle change, you will be able to say, “I can’t wear that anymore. It does not fit me.” Perhaps you have guessed I am not only talking about food. The focus of my thoughts is on attaining a successful Christian walk. When you change your lifestyle, it will change your appetites from what used to attract you to the world, to what now attracts you to Christ. You will have put off what no longer fits. You will put on, and wear garments of praise, belts of truth and shoes of peace. You will be dressed for success. I’m Dr. Bob. Listen to my previous Mentoring Minutes at www.mentoringministry.com. Be sure not to miss the next one, which follows shortly.

I Can’t Wear That Any More


Desperation, Perspiration, then Rest

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, I would like to invite you to consider this: Desperation in a stressful situation can take two paths. The first leads to panic, poor decisions and lots of work that only brings frustration and failure. I heartily recommend the second path, which is to let your desperation lead you down a path where you just relax and draw closer to God. Yes, this will take an effort (some perspiration) to get your mind and emotions to rest. Hebrews 4:9-10 calls this “entering into His rest.” This is only the beginning of a further progression of your journey. In His rest, you will hear His voice. He will give you revelation and inspiration. You will be inspired to do what will take you through your desperation, perspiration, into His rest and then beyond. There you will find God’s perfect peace. Peace is not the absence of trouble; it is the presence of God! I have one more thought. Perfect peace will lead you to greater faith in Him who gave you His rest. Then, you can start moving further down the path. Now… go for it! I’m Dr. Bob. I have one more thought. Perfect peace will lead you to greater faith in and dedication to the One who gave you His rest. Write me at www.mentoringministry.com and tell me what you think.

Desperation, Perspiration, then Rest


Order the Combo

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a Mentoring Minute, think about what it feels like to be really hungry. Perhaps you are there right now. Hunger may be defined as a feeling of discomfort that motivates you to seek what will satisfy it. What might you be hungry for as you read this? Let me rephrase the question. What is there from God that your dissatisfaction or perhaps discomfort motivates you to seek? I have a suggestion for you to consider. Are you hungry to gain from God the key to abundant life? Here is my recommendation. Go to the banqueting house. You will find it in Song of Songs 2:4 (NKJV). So, what should you ask for at the banqueting house? I strongly suggest you fill your plate with the advertised special on the banner, which is God’s love. Actually, why not order the combo plate? It includes a good portion of joy and peace to go with the love. Do not be concerned with paying for it. Jesus picked up the check at Calvary. Just enjoy the meal. I heartily recommend enjoying every bit of it. You might even think about going back for seconds. The amazing thing is, there is always room for more. You might even consider some desert. It’s full of grace and truth. I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at www.mentoringministry.com and tell me what you think.

Order the Combo


Don’t Tell God…

I’m Dr. Bob and for just a mentoring minute, I want to share something that is certainly not original with me, but it is well worth repeating. Here it is. Do not tell God how big your storm is. Tell your storm how big your God is. Matthew 8:23-26 (NKJV) says, “Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. {24} And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. {25} Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” {26} But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.” After you have told your storm how big God is, why don’t you say one more thing. It has all the authority against storms that it had on a distant sea in a distant time. Go ahead, try it. Speak these three powerful words to your storm, “Peace, be still” …in Jesus’ name. (Those words are found in Mark 4:39 (NKJV).) I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at Dr.Bob@mentoringministry.com and let me know how calm things have become.

Don’t Tell God…