21 Seconds to Change Your World with Dr. Mark Rutland

21 Seconds to Change Your World with Dr. Mark Rutland

Take 21 seconds a day to pray the Lord's Prayer. How do you keep it from becoming rote repetition? Listen to find out as Dr. Mark Rutland shares the beauty and power in this prayer. Learn how this one prayer praises everything life hands you.

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Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Dr. Mark Rutland

 

Take 21 seconds a day to pray the Lord's Prayer. How do you keep it from becoming rote repetition? Listen to find out as Dr. Mark Rutland shares the beauty and power in this prayer.

 

Learn how this one prayer praises everything life hands you.

 

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: If you've been listening to my show for long, you know that I have some very good memories of my years at Oral Roberts University. I was privileged to be a faculty member and Dean of the College of Business, and I was hired by the guest I'm going to introduce you in just a moment. But since you know me already and you've listened to me so many times, you know who I'm going to introduce. The president of Oral Roberts University when I was hired was Dr. Mark Rutland, and we struck it off, we had a great relationship, he was the boss. But let's not talk in those terms. Let's talk about what I learned from him as a leader and how I have been honored to serve him since then in so many different capacities; how the Lord has merged a relationship that's for the good of the kingdom as a result of that little opportunity there at ORU. I'm thankful for the days I spent with Dr. Rutland, both to work with faculty and had some really good days and good decision making to raise money for the university. But more than anything it was to work with young people. I watch Dr. Mark’s relationship with young people. It was amazing. It's not every day that men our age can speak to 18-to 22-year-olds and hold them in the palm of your hand as Dr. Mark did. I saw him work through some very difficult circumstances, with the loss of students, through everything from a plane crash to just things that happen in life there. I watched him minister and lead as one of the greatest leaders I've ever worked with. I've invited him on the show today to talk about a couple of his books in particular. I know he's up to something new, and we'll probably get to that. But I want to take a random walk through a couple of his books because I really feel like the Lord wants to say something to us about prayer. It's been on my mind all day. I wasn't sure if I could get Dr. Mark today but, successfully, I was able to track him down and he agreed to be on the show. But when you think about prayer, the first thing that comes to most of our minds is the Lord's Prayer, or the 23rd Psalm. What I've been thinking about lately is the connection that I have when I pray the Lord's Prayer because of Dr. Marks book, 21 Seconds to Change Your World. I'm going to let him talk to you about it. Believe me, I will talk let him talk any second now. I'm going to introduce him. But in the meantime, I just want you to understand how important this book is to me and to thousands of others who have read this book and what it means to them. I'm telling you, it'll change your prayer life. I pray it so many times every day now. I find myself praying it morning, noon and night randomly walking down the hall. And every time I pray it, I try to follow the advice of the book, to never let it become some kind of rote recitation, but to pray it as though it was the last prayer that would ever utter and other things that aftermarket said about the book. Then when I think about the 23rd Psalm, and the writer of most of those songs was King David, I'm reminded of Dr. Mark Rutland’s book, David the Great, and what a powerful book it is. So, I want to talk about both those books and I want to talk about leadership and life and the happiness that Dr. Mark is able to share now with so many people because of his legacy, because of who he is, and the many opportunities he has to preach across the country. So, it's my honor to introduce my good friend, former president; I think he's still my pastor in so many different ways. Just a man I love. How about that? Dr. Mark Rutland, welcome to the Greenelines podcast.

 

So, I really want to start with 21 Seconds to Change your World. I know it's an older book. I don't care. It's a relevant book. It's a now book. It's of the minute. Every time I hear you preach any part of it, it reminds me to go read it again. I’ve read it several times. I bet I've given away 25-30 copies of it is because of what it means to me. So, give us a briefing on the book and tell us about it from the author's perspective.

 

Some of Dr. Mark Rutland’s Books

·         21 Seconds to Change Your World

·         David the Great: Deconstructing the Man After God’s Own Heart

·         ReLaunch: How to Stage and Organizational Comeback

·         Character Matters: Nine Essential Traits You Need to Succeed

·         Courage to be Healed; Finding Hope to Restore Your Soul

 

Dr. Mark Rutland: Thank you very much. I really loved that book and it was the easiest book I ever wrote. And literally when I say this, I'm not just making some kind of extravagant statement, I literally could not write fast enough. There were times when the stream of the reality of that book was flowing so fast that I that I literally couldn't get it down fast enough. I wrote the whole book in about 12 weeks. It really went well and there was very little editing. It was just a super experience. It's not that old. You mentioned it as an older book I've only done one since then, which was really in a way a bookend to that book.

 

Dr. Rutland on Charisma

·         Mark Rutland: ‘I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me’

·         Dr. Mark Rutland Offers 4 Ways to Sharpen Your Skills

·         Mark Rutland: 10 Things I Wish I had Known When I was 21

·         Could This Tool Save Pastors from Experiencing Burnout, Depression?

·         Mark Rutland Tapped to Lead ORU

 

Dr. Steve Greene: I don’t mean old like I’m old, but just for the way you're so prolific. You've got through three books going all the time. But it's a book that we want people to know about this listening to this podcast right now. It’s still available on Amazon and your website that we will describe here in a minute. But tell me how people respond to you after they've read it or going to hear you preach it. What kind of response you get?

 

Dr. Mark Rutland: The response has really been phenomenal. I'm so grateful not only for the thousands of books we sold, which has been it's been a big seller for us, but just because of people who have said they had either given up on the Lord's Prayer or laid it aside or and that the 23rd Psalm had not really come alive for them as it did. All over the world; that book was reprinted in Swedishit's just been a tremendous experience to see people saying my prayer life and my daily prayer life has just been transformed. The Lord's Prayer takes about 21 seconds to pray. That's the point of the title, 21 Seconds to Change Your World. What I found was that it was, first of all, and it's obvious, it's biblical authority. It's the only specific prayer that Jesus ever taught. So, just that in itself is enough to motivate us to pray it. But beyond that, every real need of human life is comprehended in that brilliant economy of language. In 21 seconds, basically, one prays everything that life can hand you in 21 seconds. Every need, every fear, every thought is covered. I began praying it years ago in a in a very difficult time in my life. I just was struggling and it began to surface in my life. I started praying it, not once, twice, three times, five times, but dozens and dozens of times a day, over and over and over again.

 

NICL

·         National Institute of Christian Leadership

 

Dr. Steve Greene: How did you keep the redundancy out of your heart of the just the rote recitation part? How did you do that keep it from becoming just rote repetition?

 

Other CPN Podcasts with Mark Rutland

·         Love Leads of David the Great

 

Dr. Mark Rutland: That’s a good question. In the first place, let me say this: one doesn't all together. But what I would say is this how this: much better to repeat something that powerful even when it does take on a kind of a repetitive sameness. How much better to repeat that than some of the things that we repeat. Beyond that, I found that I didn't struggle with that as much as I thought I would. It was such a desperate need for me and I tried different things. Say I wanted to say it five times. I would do it not five times to end, but five times horizontally. So, like this:  Father which art in heaven; our Father which art in heaven; our Father which art in heaven; our Father which art in heaven; break it up, say the phrases so often that kind of repetition gave me … and sometimes I would just stop. I would say, our Father, our Father, our Father, our Father and then I would just stop and just go on praying into the fatherhood of God. I just found the little prayer so powerful that it I never really struggled with that rote sameness as much as I thought I might. I talked with a Jesuit priest, a friend of mine, when I was working on the book, and he asked, ‘Why do you think Protestants don't use it as much as they should?’ I said, I think a lot of times it was a reaction against the formality of it in a Sunday morning worship service, that it was just sort of tacked on to the pastoral prayer. We pray this prayer in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray by saying … and the whole congregation our father. … He said to me, I think Catholics lost the power of it for a different reason. In the Catholic community it is called the Our Father other than the Lord's Prayer, which makes eminent sense when you think of it. But he said, I think Catholics lost some of the power of it because it became subconsciously associated with punishment. He said, you go to confession, forgive me father for I have sinned. I was mean to Joe. If I do something nice for Joe and then say five Hail Marys and 10 our fathers. So, he said this, this Jesuit said to me, it became kind of the Catholic version of writing on the blackboard, “I will not talk in school.” He said, what I love about 21 Seconds to Change Your World is that it calls us back not to saying the Our Father, but praying the Our Father.

 

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Dr. Mark Rutland, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Dr. Mark Rutland

 

Take 21 seconds a day to pray the Lord's Prayer. How do you keep it from becoming rote repetition? Listen to find out as Dr. Mark Rutland shares the beauty and power in this prayer.

 

Learn how this one prayer praises everything life hands you.

 

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: If you've been listening to my show for long, you know that I have some very good memories of my years at Oral Roberts University. I was privileged to be a faculty member and Dean of the College of Business, and I was hired by the guest I'm going to introduce you in just a moment. But since you know me already and you've listened to me so many times, you know who I'm going to introduce. The president of Oral Roberts University when I was hired was Dr. Mark Rutland, and we struck it off, we had a great relationship, he was the boss. But let's not talk in those terms. Let's talk about what I learned from him as a leader and how I have been honored to serve him since then in so many different capacities; how the Lord has merged a relationship that's for the good of the kingdom as a result of that little opportunity there at ORU. I'm thankful for the days I spent with Dr. Rutland, both to work with faculty and had some really good days and good decision making to raise money for the university. But more than anything it was to work with young people. I watch Dr. Mark’s relationship with young people. It was amazing. It's not every day that men our age can speak to 18-to 22-year-olds and hold them in the palm of your hand as Dr. Mark did. I saw him work through some very difficult circumstances, with the loss of students, through everything from a plane crash to just things that happen in life there. I watched him minister and lead as one of the greatest leaders I've ever worked with. I've invited him on the show today to talk about a couple of his books in particular. I know he's up to something new, and we'll probably get to that. But I want to take a random walk through a couple of his books because I really feel like the Lord wants to say something to us about prayer. It's been on my mind all day. I wasn't sure if I could get Dr. Mark today but, successfully, I was able to track him down and he agreed to be on the show. But when you think about prayer, the first thing that comes to most of our minds is the Lord's Prayer, or the 23rd Psalm. What I've been thinking about lately is the connection that I have when I pray the Lord's Prayer because of Dr. Marks book, 21 Seconds to Change Your World. I'm going to let him talk to you about it. Believe me, I will talk let him talk any second now. I'm going to introduce him. But in the meantime, I just want you to understand how important this book is to me and to thousands of others who have read this book and what it means to them. I'm telling you, it'll change your prayer life. I pray it so many times every day now. I find myself praying it morning, noon and night randomly walking down the hall. And every time I pray it, I try to follow the advice of the book, to never let it become some kind of rote recitation, but to pray it as though it was the last prayer that would ever utter and other things that aftermarket said about the book. Then when I think about the 23rd Psalm, and the writer of most of those songs was King David, I'm reminded of Dr. Mark Rutland’s book, David the Great, and what a powerful book it is. So, I want to talk about both those books and I want to talk about leadership and life and the happiness that Dr. Mark is able to share now with so many people because of his legacy, because of who he is, and the many opportunities he has to preach across the country. So, it's my honor to introduce my good friend, former president; I think he's still my pastor in so many different ways. Just a man I love. How about that? Dr. Mark Rutland, welcome to the Greenelines podcast.

 

So, I really want to start with 21 Seconds to Change your World. I know it's an older book. I don't care. It's a relevant book. It's a now book. It's of the minute. Every time I hear you preach any part of it, it reminds me to go read it again. I’ve read it several times. I bet I've given away 25-30 copies of it is because of what it means to me. So, give us a briefing on the book and tell us about it from the author's perspective.

 

Some of Dr. Mark Rutland’s Books

·         21 Seconds to Change Your World

·         David the Great: Deconstructing the Man After God’s Own Heart

·         ReLaunch: How to Stage and Organizational Comeback

·         Character Matters: Nine Essential Traits You Need to Succeed

·         Courage to be Healed; Finding Hope to Restore Your Soul

 

Dr. Mark Rutland: Thank you very much. I really loved that book and it was the easiest book I ever wrote. And literally when I say this, I'm not just making some kind of extravagant statement, I literally could not write fast enough. There were times when the stream of the reality of that book was flowing so fast that I that I literally couldn't get it down fast enough. I wrote the whole book in about 12 weeks. It really went well and there was very little editing. It was just a super experience. It's not that old. You mentioned it as an older book I've only done one since then, which was really in a way a bookend to that book.

 

Dr. Rutland on Charisma

·         Mark Rutland: ‘I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me’

·         Dr. Mark Rutland Offers 4 Ways to Sharpen Your Skills

·         Mark Rutland: 10 Things I Wish I had Known When I was 21

·         Could This Tool Save Pastors from Experiencing Burnout, Depression?

·         Mark Rutland Tapped to Lead ORU

 

Dr. Steve Greene: I don’t mean old like I’m old, but just for the way you're so prolific. You've got through three books going all the time. But it's a book that we want people to know about this listening to this podcast right now. It’s still available on Amazon and your website that we will describe here in a minute. But tell me how people respond to you after they've read it or going to hear you preach it. What kind of response you get?

 

Dr. Mark Rutland: The response has really been phenomenal. I'm so grateful not only for the thousands of books we sold, which has been it's been a big seller for us, but just because of people who have said they had either given up on the Lord's Prayer or laid it aside or and that the 23rd Psalm had not really come alive for them as it did. All over the world; that book was reprinted in Swedishit's just been a tremendous experience to see people saying my prayer life and my daily prayer life has just been transformed. The Lord's Prayer takes about 21 seconds to pray. That's the point of the title, 21 Seconds to Change Your World. What I found was that it was, first of all, and it's obvious, it's biblical authority. It's the only specific prayer that Jesus ever taught. So, just that in itself is enough to motivate us to pray it. But beyond that, every real need of human life is comprehended in that brilliant economy of language. In 21 seconds, basically, one prays everything that life can hand you in 21 seconds. Every need, every fear, every thought is covered. I began praying it years ago in a in a very difficult time in my life. I just was struggling and it began to surface in my life. I started praying it, not once, twice, three times, five times, but dozens and dozens of times a day, over and over and over again.

 

NICL

·         National Institute of Christian Leadership

 

Dr. Steve Greene: How did you keep the redundancy out of your heart of the just the rote recitation part? How did you do that keep it from becoming just rote repetition?

 

Other CPN Podcasts with Mark Rutland

·         Love Leads of David the Great

 

Dr. Mark Rutland: That’s a good question. In the first place, let me say this: one doesn't all together. But what I would say is this how this: much better to repeat something that powerful even when it does take on a kind of a repetitive sameness. How much better to repeat that than some of the things that we repeat. Beyond that, I found that I didn't struggle with that as much as I thought I would. It was such a desperate need for me and I tried different things. Say I wanted to say it five times. I would do it not five times to end, but five times horizontally. So, like this:  Father which art in heaven; our Father which art in heaven; our Father which art in heaven; our Father which art in heaven; break it up, say the phrases so often that kind of repetition gave me … and sometimes I would just stop. I would say, our Father, our Father, our Father, our Father and then I would just stop and just go on praying into the fatherhood of God. I just found the little prayer so powerful that it I never really struggled with that rote sameness as much as I thought I might. I talked with a Jesuit priest, a friend of mine, when I was working on the book, and he asked, ‘Why do you think Protestants don't use it as much as they should?’ I said, I think a lot of times it was a reaction against the formality of it in a Sunday morning worship service, that it was just sort of tacked on to the pastoral prayer. We pray this prayer in the name of Jesus who taught us to pray by saying … and the whole congregation our father. … He said to me, I think Catholics lost the power of it for a different reason. In the Catholic community it is called the Our Father other than the Lord's Prayer, which makes eminent sense when you think of it. But he said, I think Catholics lost some of the power of it because it became subconsciously associated with punishment. He said, you go to confession, forgive me father for I have sinned. I was mean to Joe. If I do something nice for Joe and then say five Hail Marys and 10 our fathers. So, he said this, this Jesuit said to me, it became kind of the Catholic version of writing on the blackboard, “I will not talk in school.” He said, what I love about 21 Seconds to Change Your World is that it calls us back not to saying the Our Father, but praying the Our Father.

 

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Dr. Mark Rutland, please visit cpnshows.com.

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

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