My relationship with the Lord has increased some much in the last 3 years, ever since my brother in Christ, Donovan Williams, told me to get off a mind-controlling medicine. The medicine I was prescribed and was given from 2012 to 2019 made the voice of God silent in my thoughts. Before that time, I wrote Bible-teaching devotions. Because I told my doctor I heard voices in my head, she prescribe me an injection she said would help me, so the voices and Bible devotionals stop. In 2018, I started going to a small church called the Mint Hill Community Seventh Day Adventist Church. At first, the small plant church gathered at Mrs. Leigh Austin’s house, then we moved to the Mint Hill VFW. It is a small church, but I prefer small churches rather than huge mega-churches. Mr. Donovan and Kim Williams helped me get off the many medications I took. Today, I am way more physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. First, I started taking fewer pills and being more active, and I also started reading the scripture I was sharing. Then, with encouragement from Donovan Williams and Pastor Thorn Hean, I started paying my tithe. When Donovan went with me to my doctor, he told my doctor; I want you to stop giving Sam that mind-controlling injection. The doctor was hesitant at first, saying, I’m afraid If I remove that injection from Sam, he will hurt others or himself, and I can’t live with that. Then Donovan said, ask Sam what he wants. My doctor then asked me, “Do you want me to stop giving you this medicine? And I said, why not. Not long after, when I set to send Bible verses as I have been for the last 8 or 10 years, I wrote a devotion. Some of my loyal followers from 2008 until now said we are glad you are doing this again. Some of my recent followers from 2013 till now, was like, wow, where did this come from. A few said, Sam, your Bible teaching blogs are so prophetic. I recently met people who want me to teach them how to blog, but they are too busy to do so. In my walk with God, I made my professional be a fisher of man; it is really a full-time job. The Christians who I see want to do God’s work, their worldly jobs get too much in the way, and then they are too tired to go the Lord’s work. I recently met my new brother in Christ, Jason Fields, on the local website named Next Door. I was living in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The family I was living with was nice, but they were not very spiritual and a little expensive. Anyhow Jason invited me to visit him and, he asked me to live with him; in exchange, I was his spiritual advisor and helped with his walk with God. Jason and I have become brothers in Christ. He visits my Adventist church with me and I visit a couple of worship services he enjoys. Jason and I share one difference, he is a babe in Christ, which is on the gospel milk, and I veteran Christian on solid gospel food. The voice I hear is God. He tells me what blog to prepare, and His Spirit helps me teach what the Lord will have me to say. Jason likes sports very much. The Lord took that desire from me in 2020, and the absence during the lockdown helped me. I love Jason as a new brother, but I need more patience to remember I was once a babe in Christ. I quote scripture, and I really can’t help it. I know God’s word like a trucker knows how to read a road map without GPS. When I quote scripture, people like my family, Pastor Greg, and Pastor Roosevelt Marsden say I am too judgmental. My only reply is I can’t help it. Jason has puppy dalmatian. He is cute at times, but most times very difficult. I love dogs, and I love animals, but Luck, his name, makes life a little challenging. Jason said Lucky was sent to him by God, but it seems to me Lucky is a thorn in Jason’s side. His barking is so intense, and because Lucky is deaf, another challenge is added. Lucky will bark in the face, and if Lucky were a gun, he is at point-blank range barking in the face. Not only that, but Lucky scratches while playing and bite. Lucky is so jealous of attention if I try to talk to Jason, Lucky will start barking loud so that no one is here. The wisdom of God tells me that are too many voices in one person’s head to really get close to God and hear His voice. Voice number one wanting to serve God, voice number two the NBA, NFL, NHL, and the PGA, voice number 3 looking for spiritual and worldly counsel, and final voice number 4 Lucky’s loud barking, that Lucky can’t hear because the dog is deaf, but the rest of household can. Brothers and sister, Jason’s voice are kind and loving; God’s voice is wise and full of grace and authority. My voice I am not so sure at times, but when Lucky gets too loud, I turn up the praise music so loud to let voices of reason make more noises than the voices of discontent. God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you, and so do I. A bondservant of the Lord, Samuel Head.
1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brothers and sisters, could not speak to you as spiritual people, but only as fleshly, as to infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to consume it. But even now you are not yet able, 3 for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like ordinary people?
1 Peter 2:1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2 and like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 3 if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.