I was ready to write, but nothing was coming. I was wondering why. My writing methodology usually consists of me sitting down and pounding something out. Nothing was there. I started to feel a disturbance in the force but I knew not what. What I did feel was my strength, my freedom from weakness, my stability of character begin to gel and be unified in a manner I knew not of. For what purpose is this done?
Rev. Bobby and Dr. Sabrina Ray with photo of Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon
Well when I heard Sabrina’s (My Pastor) ringtone at almost 2AM, I figured that I was about to find out why the energy of God, that which keeps me from doubting the TRUTH that I know, was in such a high gear. “Bob, Johnnie made her transition,” were the words that I heard. If the very strength of God that had imbued all of my being had not been pulsating throughout me, I would have possibly had a meltdown. See for me, it was my mentor, The Reverend Doctor Johnnie Colemon’s strength and courage that were an example to me showing that I had the same power within me. It was her strength that I stood with before I could stand with my own. It is this same strength, the capacity to accomplish, that I had to dig deep and demonstrate. There were calls I had to make because some folk needed to hear it from me. It was this strength that I needed as all the folk came out the woodwork with things to say about Johnnie. I called on this strength when my close friends called for the Rev. Bobby perspective they have come to depend on; as they had to re-energize the strength within themselves.
The key is what gave me the strength that I needed. The strength came from the years of study I put in Reverend Colemon’s Better Living Program, The Teachers Training Program and of course Ministerial School, as I call it, (most might call it Seminary.) These activities I participated in were the catalyst that facilitated me being able to access my strength, my strength that is God.
I always marvel at the synchronicity in life. As I feel the strongest I’ve ever felt, my mentor and the mentor and teacher of many, transitions and places her legacy before the world. It is a legacy full of Truth Teachers, ministers, and healers, who live principled lives and demonstrate a quality of life that brings forth their best experience possible. I feel very honored, privileged and blessed to stand as a part of her legacy. And as far as the man, the minister that she would expect me to exemplify, all I can say is, “Lord give me strength.”
– Rev. Bobby
The Reverend Doctor Robert I. Yarbrough is an independent New Thought Minister, trained and steeped in Fillmorian Theology. He is a writer, author, lecturer, workshop / seminar facilitator and former television host, of “Eating From The Tree Of Life in Chicago.” His extraordinary Bible skills led him in his two year series on the book of The Revelation, where Rev. Bobby shared the secrets recorded in the most loving book in the Bible with others. His unique presentation style places audiences at ease which is always conducive for them to come away with some spiritual meat that they can immediately apply to their lives. In his newest book, 28 Days A Journey Within, Rev. Bobby establishes the bridge necessary for those ready to breakthrough and move all of their desires into manifest reality. Reverend Bobby is also a board member of the X-Tend-A-Hand Ministry in Chicago. He handles all pastoral care duties and functions as the non-profit expert as he incorporated the ministry and developed the 501 (c) (3) package. Rev. Bobby also fields, initiates and handles all communication between X-Tend-A-Hand and the government agencies that have oversight responsibilities for non profit organizations.