Category Archives: Faith

What is hindering your confidence?

Is it a lack of self-control that has hindered your progress and chipped away at your confidence?

You know what you need to do. You know what you want to do. But you keep giving into the flesh.

Why?

It’s the little foxes that kill the vineyard. The hidden destroyer.

You know it’s there. The one thing that keeps destroying your confidence each time you give in to it. As small as it is.

You need an accountability partner.

Men, next two weeks I’m opening up five more spots in my Flesh Tamers Fitness program and I want to help you with a lifestyle change to help you achieve your fitness and spiritual growth goals.

Contact me via email at onechristianman@onechristianman.com to find out more. Or fill out a contact request on the website.

We are in this together. We all have a purpose in the kingdom. And we don’t have to do it alone.

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
Galatians 5:16‭-‬17 NASB

Flesh Tamers Fitness App Launch!

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Do you, as a Christian brother or sister, lack energy?

Do you feel out of shape?

Do you lack time or motivation for the gym?

Do you need step-by-step guidance to help you progress your fitness with a safe and effective program?

Can you have impact in your life, and have energy and confidence in the body that the Lord has given you to do His work if you have very little time for a trip to the gym or you don’t have a good workout plan, and food is a comfort and/or idol to you? 😱

Is it actually possible to be healthy and exercise to lose weight and feel better about yourself without neglecting your Family, work and Ministry obligations?! 🤯

I bet you’ve tried to go to the gym a few times and lift weights but never was held accountable and lacked knowledge of how to set up a real plan to follow…And nothing has quite worked for you, right?

I can help you! (even virtually anywhere you are)

Have you been looking for a step-by-step fitness program to help guide you with a daily exercise plan and nutrition guide?

A program that is App based or mobile friendly that shows you pictures/videos of how to do an exercise?

Would you also want it to include short Biblical devotions to help build you spiritually at the same time and remind you why keeping the body healthy is part of achieving the purpose God has for you?

Do you want someone who actually cares about you to hold you accountable and help you achieve your God given purpose and your fitness goals which empowers your mission?

Our Flesh Tamers Fitness training options include two valuable options:

FLESH TAMERS FITNESS APP IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE APPLE AND GOOGLE APP STORE!

Download the App, sign up and then you can use it via your mobile device or iPad. And if you email me, I will give you a better one time deal for lifetime access to the app and one-on-one training calls with me.

The Web based mobile friendly App is also available at https://fleshtamersfitness.passion.io/ If you want access to the mobile friendly web version of the App, please email me at OneChristianMan@OneChristianMan.com and I will set you up with access.

Here’s a review of everything you’re going to get with the basic App Access plan:

✅  The 6 week “Taming the Flesh” Call to Action so that I can personally work with you to tame your fleshly desires of laziness and poor eating habits, lose weight, feel strong and healthy withOUT feeling guilty about taking the time.

👉 The Challenge follows the FleshTamer Method, which is a unique system to achieve being confident, healthier and energized to fulfill your God given mission. I will personally build a plan for you!

This Flesh Tamer Method consists of:

  • Each week starts with a challenging Biblical devotion that I have personally created for this program. And on Abs day we dig into the Core of our Faith with a story to remind us who our rock is (Jesus).
  • You’ll find a daily step-by-step 30 to 40 Mins Exercise menu each week with the App prompting you with pictures/videos and a timer
  • Body weight exercises with the man in mind, free weights or heavy random objects and plenty of gains
  • 10 to 20 minutes Stability/Core neuromuscular control, 20 minutes Strength building and Muscle Building, 20 mins Fat burning.
  • We’ll lose weight, get toned and start feeling more confident.   

✅  Nutrition and Meal Plan To Maximize Results

✅  Private Accountability Facebook or Slack Group So You Don’t Quit Until You See Results

✅  Flesh Tamer Fitness App To Workout Anywhere, Any Time.

✅ The Next Level Fitness Program for targeted daily routines aimed at each of the main muscle groups (Split-Routine style)

✅  For advanced training: 5K to Half-Marathon Training Program

If you need more motivation, here is the link to my testimonial (with pictures) about my weight loss journey. https://onechristianman.com/faith/taming-the-flesh-and-extending-the-mission-my-journey-to-physical-fitness/

The Adventures of Yazoo and Huckleberry (Ch. 8)

Thursday was decompression day before our long flight home. I slept well Wednesday night as we were in our original hotel room.

We got up and outside and had an inaugural F3 style workout in this big city. We gave Switzer his name because he is a Sooners fan and it was his first F3 wirkout. I think we almost killed him, so we sat down for the circle of trust at the end. Yazoo did the sixth man life history talk, followed by Switzer telling us about his life.

After we all showered, we ate breakfast at a friendly traditional American breakfast food restaurant followed by another trip to a Starbucks Reserve store.

Then we toured around the big city. We toured the Flower and Fish Market and saw many interesting and colorful things. Including colored turtles and chicks.

The city was getting ready for a big festival starting that night. We didn’t stop to watch the street dances, but I took a picture with some beautiful lanterns.

After this we had a really odd encounter with a man who was very round, had long curly dark hair and no shoes. His feet were such that I knew he had not worn shoes in a long time. His old pants rolled up to his knees and he had on a knock off North Face puffy style coat covered with another traditional local style tunic. He stood out.

I walked passed him at first. He was acting odd and pacing in front of the big stage where a show was going to start in about 30 minutes. I sensed an unusual feeling when I walked by but not a harmful one. As I walked by I looked at a booth for a moment but then I turned around to glance at the guy again and he was staring at me. He locked eyes with me, fell to both knees, put his hands together and then bowed. I started walking over to him and he got up and walked to me. Fulmer came over as well and the man tried to talk to us, but Fulmer could not understand his dialect. He was definitely from a minority people group.

We tried to talk for about a minute until we decided that we could not continue causing a scene where we were. The place was covered with police due to the festival. I’m still not sure how to fully explain the encounter. Was he a beggar or possessed or a fellow brother? I may never know. But I will look for him near that location next time I am in that city.

We also went to a traditional massage place were we discovered a believer friend. They put the four of us in a room together with reclining chairs and TVs. Fully clothed except our shoes and socks.

This bucket of water was so hot. They started out by putting blazing hot stones in the water that made it boil. Then they pinted for us to put our feet in it. To say the least I was reluctant. But Yazoo assured me that they were not going to cook my feet on purpose.

It took me three tries and very slow depth transition times to get my feet to the bottom. It’s at that point that Switzer announced to the room a very important tip. “Once you get your feet to the bottom don’t move your feet or wiggle your toes.” This keeps your feet from starting the scalding process again apparently.

So I tested it. It’s true. If you move your foot it burns again. But if you leave it still the cooking process doesn’t cause as much pain.

Next, the message therapist basically dug her elbows and fists into every muscle I have while I sat in the chair hoping I wouldn’t pass out. And I won’t even describe the Reynolds wrap knee acid cream torture process.

Yet, while we were there Fulmer kicked off a conversation about faith which opened the door for one of the massage therapists. She was able share with her coworkers about the way. Seeds planted.

After the message we had to visit another Starbucks and ate small snacks while we were there. We had a plan to eat with Kevin for dinner.

After walking around a bit more we headed toward a mall we had not been to before. This mall had a train that docked right inside of it to carry people from all over the region to shop. Kevin was coming into town on the train.

Then we met up with Kevin for dinner and talked business short term and long term planning. I helped explain that we need his ideas. Similar to how Mr. Sam and grass roots ideas helped build Walmart. It really helped get him out of his shell and talking with Yazoo. Kevin sees Yazoo like the big boss man CEO.

Meanwhile Switzer and Fulmer led most of the discussion. And Yazoo laid out the overarching principles of why this business exists.

We let Kevin order for us and it was very local in nature. Wow. Great food and you eat with your hands. They did give us food grade gloves.

Yep, a chicken paw

After leaving the restaurant we sat in the mall at a DQ for another hour discussing business.

After a while I explained how I agreed with the government agriculture guy we met with. We can’t try and plant whole farms. The farmer will need short term income and a hedge on over production of the crop in the future.

The trees take 2 to 5 years to produce based on initial plant size but the farmer needs to make a living with their remaining acreage without us paying them. We also want to protect the farmer from a downturn in the price of pecans. We all agreed on that.

After finally getting ready to leave Kevin told us that he had not heard from Victor in two days and that his friends were only receiving back canned responses. This is generally what happens when the police take you in for doing the real business work in a new town. We are praying for him. (Update: he was finally released after two days)

It was a long but productive day. And we have to get up at 4:00 am to reach the airport. So we headed back to the hotel.

It was at this point as we walked back to the car that I started noticing Yazoo say some things to Switzer and he seemed uncomfortable.

It turns out that our in country accountant had gotten a phone call from the banking authorities in the country asking about our funding.

Yazoo didn’t make a big deal out of it so I said a prayer and tried to forget it as we drove back to the hotel.