About the Author

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 less than 24 hours over this weekend 2 of my friends became widows. My prayer for each of them was that they would see God in the details of the planning & adjusting to their beloveds now being face to face with Jesus. What a timely post, Aliza! Yes may we each dwell in the house of the Lord starting now! Blessings (((0)))

    • Oh Ruth, I am so very sorry for your friends loss and the pain they must be experiencing. I love the prayers you are praying for them — so very beautiful. <3

  2. Thank you, as I was reading this am and waking up, thinking about my husband and Jesus being face to face. God allowed me to read Practicing the Presence of God early in my faith before going to the mission field. I loved his simplicity of talking to God anywhere, anytime. Yes, we can practice being in the Presence of God, but the real thing is our hope. We know He is faithful, and truth. Come Lord Jesus.

  3. Tears filled my eyes as I read this morning. God is so good and we will dwell in his house forever. AMEN. Just knowing that makes today more joyous while doing my daily chores.

  4. I can also spend time in places of fear, anxiety and what ifs. Thank you for these beautiful words and the amazing truth of how God loves us.

  5. As my deceased daughter used to do, I chose a word for the year – CLARITY. I asked God to show me how to save my marriage or, for the final time, close the door on it. The door was firmly closed this morning when I found out he had cancelled couples’ counseling last night (before we ever had a chance to start it). And he didn’t let me know. I found out when I arrived at the counselor’s office.

    I thank the Lord for today’s encouraging message.

  6. This article really touched my heart, and while I have a head knowledge of this scripture my heart repeatedly condemns me and reminds me of just how unworthy I am, of how sinful my life is. But you are right, God’s grace is greater than my sins!
    Thank you for bringing this to my remembrance and for reassuring me of God’s truth of His endless and unconditional love for me.

  7. Aliza,

    Dwell means to sit down, abide, inhabit or remain. Once you have been saved (baptized into Christ) you can rest assured that you will remain with Jesus in Heaven. We will abide with Him in His mansion He has/is building for us. What a glorious thought. I am praising God & trying to tell others of His lavished love He bestows on us!

    Blessings 🙂