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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,

    I can *hear* you saying this because I’ve *heard* you speak it; much of it, anyway. What a gift to read the words I know you’ve lived and are living!

    This is powerful. This is wisdom!

    “Something changes when we begin to live with the end of our lives in mind.” <-- I've often encouraged young parents to parent with the end goal in mind (you aren't raising babies to stay babies), and this takes that idea to all of us. It's beautiful and purposeful and, yes, life altering. xo

    • Beautiful words to live by! And who knows, you may have been very “impressive” already, to someone you don’t even know about! This reminds me of the rocky roads that led me to marry my husband. That marriage led me to be blessed to spend the last month of my sweet mother-in-law’s life, tending and caring her for her. There was sadness in my heart of course, but the joy of being appointed by God, to share that time with her, is what I remember now! Praise God, for the all the ways He works and purposes us in our life here on earth! Amen!

  2. Aliza, what a powerful message. It’s left me speechless in a good way. As I struggle to figure out what God has in mind for me, this brings such clarity. It really does come down to those 2 commandments. And walking with Jesus is really the only path that I need to follow.

  3. Thank you for this perfectly timed message as I prepare to deliver the eulogy at my father’s funeral today.

    • Prayers for you and all your family. I have lost my father and my mother, and I know how bad it hurts…may God comfort you in the journey of grief for this great loss.

  4. This was the BEST thing I have read in a long time. I want so much more intimacy with my Lord. Thank you for these words that changed me, and my focus. What a beautiful way to view our lives here on earth, until we get to go home in Heaven. Blessings to you, and your home.

  5. Beautiful and wise words. May I take them to heart and practice living like this daily. Thank you!

  6. No one knows when our end on earth will be. Only our Lord knows that answer. I along with my Husband am the only one in my Family saved. My biggest Prayer is to see my Family saved. Especially my 82 year old Dad. They all even my 82 year old Dad believe you go Heaven when you die. You worry about getting saved another time you have lots of time to get saved. You don’t have to worry about it now. I told my Dad not that long ago you are wrong you have to have a relationship with the Heavenly Father to get to Heaven. The Church most of them don’t tell that probably. They make you believe you will go Heaven when you die even if not saved. All that not true. You need to have a relationship with our Heavenly Father to get to Heaven one day when you leave this earth. My Dad just laughed at me for believing that. I said to my elderly Dad you can believe me if you want or not believe me. But I know what I am telling you is the truth. My Dad has no notion of getting saved no matter what I say to him. All I got to do like the rest of my Family is hope and believe the Holy Spirit will convict them all to see their needs to get saved and their need for a loving living relationship with our Heavenly Father before they leave this world one day. Only way I can do that is by praying for them all and for me to never give up believing and praying. One day my prayers will be answered. They will especially my 82 year old Dad he will along with the rest of my Family see their needs to get saved and have a loving living relationship with our Heavenly Father. That I know they are going to Heaven one day. I will never stop praying for them all. Especially with their end in mind. As you only get so long to live in this world. Then you die. So you have to know where you are going. Don’t think oh I worry about it another time. I have along time yet to worry about it. No one knows how long they have to live on this earth. As you can be here today and gone tomorrow. Only our Heavenly Father know from the minute we come into this world How long we have in this world. We could wake up the morning and not live to see the end of the day. That is why it is so important it is to be saved and have a living loving relationship with our Heavenly Father. Incase that where to happen and have one with our Heavenly Father anyway. As it is so important to be saved as you could be killed in car accident or told you got a serious illness or only so long to live. Or you could drop dead or go bed tonight not wake up again. Like an Uncle of mine did years ago. Now is the day of Salvation. I am thankful for my Dad and my late Mum I don’t know if she was save but I did pray for her salvation and lived mt life for Jesus in front of my Mum. But you couldn’t tell her she needed to be saved as she tell you keep all to yourself. That they my parents sent me and my sister’s to Sunday School and we heard the stories about Jesus and the Children Bible songs. Plus as School Secondary School I went Scripture Union and learnt more about Jesus and learnt more songs. Throw all that I found Jesus to be my saviour. Even though my parents where not saved. I glad they did send me to Sunday School. I thank tj for that. I pray for Dad’s salvation even though he has no notion of getting saved or my Families. I will never stop praying for them all. Love your reading today. Thank you for it. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx ❣️

  7. Every day I pray that God’s purpose for my life would be fulfilled in every way and that my life would bring honor and glory to His holy name. I also pray that every member of mine and my husband’s family members would be saved. I also pray for my good friends and neighbors. May the Lord God Father, Lord Jesus and sweet Holy Spirit bless you all today! ❣️

  8. Thank you for sharing this stunning story. I wonder how many hours I spent in my life without noticing that Jesus simply invites me to be with him and to develop all the todo’s together with him out of our uncomparable friendship. I retire right now (I’m a musician) – feel that Jesus starts to set me free to appreciate music anew as HIs gift to me, getting out of the pressure and stress of the professional music – branch and – if I still now play and sing to do it joyful in His presence.
    How silly to fulfill our todo’s as if we had to struggle alone …

  9. Aliza,

    Such great wisdom in these words of yours. I’ve often wondered what my purpose on Earth was. You’ve expressed it so eloquently. what matters most in life: not that I become impressive, but that I love people well. Jesus was all about loving everyone no matter race, color, or nationality. Often times I wonder if I’m hitting the mark. God steps in & gently reminds me, by having people tell me, that I am kind, caring, loving & empathetic. That plus these words “well done thou good & faithful servant” is all I need to hear.

    Blessings 🙂