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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. In a Bible study decades ago when I was in highschool, our leader said we needed to walk ever increasingly as Jesus did because our lives might be the only Bible some people ever “read”. Another of her sayings was to be a thermostat not a thermometer. Set the warmth as a thermostat does not report the temp & tone of the environment like a thermometer. We are not unseen observers of life even if we’re the background kinda folks. We are seen & can influence others as they, even u seemingly, observe us. Thanks for the reminder Aliza! Blessings! (((0)))

  2. Aliza, I love your statement, “I still don’t feel like a leader.” That’s the kind of attitude God looks for in leadership. If someone says they are a leader and no one is following — they’re just ‘taking a walk’!

  3. Aliza,

    Right there with you. I, too have never thought of myself as a leader. Society is watching us Christians, so we must watch how we act & speak. I’ve heard it quoted “why should I be a Christian? They are just like us”. Two quotes that makes me think about my actions “To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.” A.W. Tozer
    “We aren’t called to be like other Christians; We are called to be like Christ.” -Stacy L. Sanchez We need to be set apart & shine the light of Jesus for this world to see.

    Blessings 🙂

  4. Thank you for taking the pressure off us, we do not save people. God saves. I love how you put it, we are partnering with the Holy Spirit. God is already at work, always next to us as we share Jesus with others. Thank you for leading.