First off, I am moved to send out a big shout to Zeph Daniel/Zedjah. I haven't talked to Zeph in quite a while . . . and out of the blue he sent me something that is going to greatly improve my video/Youtube abilities. Wow. Thank you Zeph..... Through the years, Zeph has been very kind and generous to me, always at times when a morale boost has been sorely needed. I recall several years ago I had a personal conversation with John Moore (former Green Beret/RBN talk show host/PX expert) and Zeph's name came up and I remember John saying, "Yeah, Zeph's a good man" in such a matter-of-fact way that betold his own personal interactions with the Z man . . . and his unsolicited comment struck me.......
Anyway, it has been an exceptionally struggly time as of late--something I don't whine about because I know it is probably much the same for everyone else as the takedown of our society and culture continues apace . . . and I really do trust the Lord day to day despite the challenges. Nevertheless, being human, it still gets a bit onerous and the stress levels have been definitely been ratcheted up . . . and so, this surprise, out-of-the-blue from Zeph was a bit of a shock and a thrill:)!
Not to be overly dramatic and please don't take it wrong . . . I still must say that this is a picture of how God works--unwarranted grace . . . an undeserved gift. If you work for something then you are due something--you receive your wages, your compensation. But the grace of God is utterly bereft of conditions. The recipient does not earn grace, as the false religions teach. The beauty and glory of God and what His Word says . . . is shown in His unmerited favor, according to His own good pleasure and will. . . . There have been a few people through the years of doing this public "ministry" that have blown me away with their similar acts of unwarranted grace and Zeph was there from the get-go.
I don't know if it's "appropriate" or "tasteful" or whatever . . . to publicly address this like this, but then . . . I'm fairly well out of the loop anyhow and always a bit off the beaten path..... I am moved to do so and am not going to overthink it. In this case, I will follow my heart, heh. . . . . .
Thank you Zeph