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Aliza Latta is a Canadian writer, artist, and author, who is a huge fan of telling stories. Her artwork and writing has been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is always searching for the goodness of God, even when she has to squint to see it.

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  1. All kinds of truth from the Sermon on the Mount and from Peter’s letters came flooding into my mind as I read your story, Aliza. Your act of loving service to that grumpy driver puts the love of God on display — completely unmerited favor, which is just like what God does for me when I “honk my horn” at Him — excessively.

  2. Aliza,
    Don’t you love how when we do something kind for someone else, we are really the ones who are blessed. Some days I declare to be “Random Acts of Kindness” days. It’s a lot of fun doing things for others and watch their sullen eyes turn to wonder and surprise. Yes, I am gifting them, but I am also being extremely blessed. Have you ever noticed that the more you pour out in kindness, the more you are refilled and refueled with the energy and desire to do more? So some times when I’m having a lousy day, I declare it a random acts day and it’s fun to watch the blessing unfold all around. Now, what if I declared EVERY day a random acts day? What if we ALL did – what a radically different world we’d live in. Loved this!!
    Blessings
    Bev xx

  3. Thank you for this reminder. I want to act out my faith in real life, but sometimes I’d like to ignore the prompting of the Spirit. I would then miss out on blessing others and blessing the Father. God is so good…in my obedience the blessing comes full circle back to me.

    • It can be easy to ignore that prompting, but you’re right, when we say yes to prompts from God it is often more of a gift to us. Thanks Janet!

  4. Aliza,

    Here is Upper E. TN our radio station has “Drive-thru difference”. It is done the first Monday of each month. You can print out a letter to give to the person whom you paid for. You never know what that person is going through or dealing with. It just might make their day. So often we say we want to follow God wholeheartedly. When He asks us to do things or talk to people do we follow through? We usually ask what? Me do that? With her? We want to follow Him on our terms. We need to be more like the Woman at the well that Jesus spoke to (Samaritan). We need to drop our bucket and go do what He asks.

    Blessings 🙂

  5. Aliza,
    That was sweet of you. Thank-you for sharing how if we listen to God’s nudges we can make a change.

    Have a blessed day,

    Penny

  6. What an awesome post. I know how challenging it is to not want to hear God when you have been wronged. But I love it when He gets the victory and the enemy is uprooted.

    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Thank you for this reminder that it’s not about the dollar amount or the size of our effort, its about putting our faith and trust in God, listening for him and doing what he asks of us.

  8. She most definitely saw Him working through you. And if she has enough experiences like this, she’s definitely going to start pondering on why it’s happening to her. Maybe she’ll even begin to pass it on? When He tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves, you’ve sure given us an example of how we need to keep our eyes, ears, and hearts open! Thanks so much for this!

  9. Writing the first word that came to mind as I completed this blog, my words will be few:
    Wow
    🙂

  10. He will do that to you. I know He wants to see how much we listen and obey. I once had him to tell me to start writing something, I was scrambling with an unfamiliar subject when there was that softness, “Forget it. ” Don’t be surprised at this leading and prompts. You passed a test, and your are right I think our answers are no a lot of times, we don’t always practice what we preach. You’re a blessing.