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ALIZA LATTA is a writer, artist, and pastor who is a huge fan of telling stories. She creates content for Canada’s largest youth conference, Change Conference, and is a church planter in Ontario, Canada. Her artwork and writing have been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is...

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  1. Aliza that is really really special ❤️. I recently went to Cambodia all orchestrated by God, the experiences the people the opportunity could have only come from him. The scholarships, every finer detail down to my children’s care was all HIM. God is Amazing, he really really IS LOVE. We are so lucky to have such an awesome caring God that loves us regardless of how we feel never changes that fact!!! Thankful you shared here today x

  2. Beautiful truth!
    Sometimes God has to put our feet (and our distract-able brains) in a new place so we can hear His voice. I love this reminder that God will stop at NOTHING!

  3. Aliza,
    Isn’t amazing the lengths God will go to in order to let us know that He loves us dearly and passionately and to reassure us that we can trust His heart?! I believe all of us have that hole in our heart that only God can fill, but we need to ask….that’s all, simply ask. God will move heaven and earth to let us know that we are loved. Sometimes the message comes in ways that we wouldn’t have chosen, or in complex, God-orchestrated moments, but it comes. Love this story and the testimony you have of God meeting you right where He knew He needed to meet you. Oh yes, He’d cross many oceans to meet you! Beautiful!
    Bev xx

    • The lengths truly are amazing… and it’s a reminder I need to think of often. Even after this experience, I can still forget how much He loves me! But then I pause and remember and reflect, and think back to that day all over again.

      Thank you so much for your encouragement here.

  4. That is so beautiful Aliza!
    He always gives us what we need, for only He really knows our heart.
    Our Lord is such a romantic to us, His bride.
    Have a blessed day.
    Love, Maggie

  5. Aliza, that is breathtakingly beautiful. I love so much that God is not scarce in His love, tossing us leftover bits so we barely scrape by. Maybe what I love most is that our God not only creates the fully functional (your internship in London) but also the fully beautiful (seeing your unspoken desire and orchestrating small miracles to reveal His lavish love). Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart, Aliza.

  6. Thank you for your inspiring story … It came just at the right time … I too, had to be temporarily displaced from my comfort zone so God could get my attention & let me know that he will never leave me or forsake me. That he has this in his hands & that, he is in control.
    Thank you for reassuring me through your amazing story that God has us underneath his wings. When we are ready, he will push us gently into the wind so we can soar like eagles under his protection.

    • I love the picture of us being underneath His wings. It gives me such a sense of peace and calm — so I can just focus on resting beneath Him, and know He will take care of the rest.

      Glad this came at the right time for you, Karen!

  7. I love this. London holds a special place in my heart, as the Lord has given me a keen love for the UK. And the way you talk about God speaking to you – it is refreshing and relevant. He can and will use so many different things to speak. Like it is for you, it’s often times a picture or mini movie in my mind. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    • Kate — I love that you also love London (I can’t stress how much I want to go back!) and that God gives you the mini movies. I think that is just so creative of Him haha!

  8. Aliza,

    Like you I get distracted easily. It can be falling asleep, mind wandering, what ever. Spending good quality time with God & listening for His voice is hard. I have been in situations where I ask God why this why now? Even cry for help. It’s not immediate, but eventually He tells me He loves me. When mom was laid in bed with severe dementia-His love was having my dad get baptized-(Methodist/Presbyterian). That spoke volumes to me. When mom passed Dad came to church with my hubby & I some. He said the preacher was “the man who got him wet”. When dad got hospitalized for severe dementia/psych- the answer was I will heal him for a while. You can enjoy your father once again. In both cases God was saying I love you enough to give you these things. He has once again shown me His love by giving me a good job at a local hospital. It is more pay than my last part-time job. Praise God for His unending love.

    Blessings 🙂

  9. Aliza,

    Thank you for sharing your story. It brought to mind a similar situation I had with God. Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love to watch fireworks. Unfortunately we were flying in for a friends wedding in the evening and would probably miss the fireworks. But not with God. Not only did I get to see the fireworks but he got us upgraded on our flight, our flight landed much earlier than expected, and our cabbie managed to get through downtown traffic on 4th of July at nighttime without delay. We arrived at our hotel, checked in and immediately went out front. It overlooked San Diego bay. Not only did I not miss the fireworks display but it was such a clear night we could see 5 other nearby displays. I remember God telling me that this was all for me. It was the sweetest thing ever. I still cry when I think back on that time. ❤️ What a beautiful, amazing, humbling grand jesture of love.

    • Ohhhhh Rebecca, that is so cool. What a beautiful way for God to tell you how much He loves you. My favourite part of that is how personal it was to you! He is such a personal, kind, tender God. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  10. Thank you for sharing your delightful story, Aliza, a memory you’ll carry close to your heart for the rest of your life. We sing for joy at the works of [God’s] hands”–in your behalf! He IS the God who crosses oceans to assure us of his love. Hallelujah!

  11. Oh, what a beautiful story, Aliza. Thank you so much for traveling across an ocean to hear His love, and then coming back home again to share it with us. All those miles were worth it! Thank you!