Youth~4~Christ Ministry

Please join me in welcoming my beautiful niece, Alisha Tillman as she will be taking over the Youth4Christ Corner!!  I am so excited to see how God is going to use her to encourage our Youth!!!  The Bible says train up a child in the way that she should go and when she is old, she shall not depart from it!!

 

 

Hey guys?  My name is Alisha Tillman.  I will be taking over the Youth4Christ Corner from now on.  A brief introduction:  I am a graduating senior majoring in Biology at the historical Alabama A&M University.  I am 21 years old so I’m not too far from youth yearsJ.  I will be posting every Friday so stay tunedJ.

 

I would like to first start off by thanking God for this wonderful opportunity to share the thoughts and Word He has given me.  Also, thanking God for the freedom to express these thoughts.  Many times throughout life, we are faced with crossroads.  God was so gracious enough to allow us to have the freedom to make our own decisions.  From that, we are also able to deal with our own consequences and rewards.  The decision we make at these crossroads are shaped by our journey it took to get there.  This is why at a young age it so important to have a strong spiritual walk.

 

When you are young, your life is so vulnerable to be affected by wrong decisions.  Decisions that can affect the rest of your life.  By having a strong faith walk with the Lord, it will help you make the right choice most of the time.  Even when you do make the wrong decision, a strong faith walk can also help you in bouncing back from that. 

 

I’ll be posting here to help with your faith walk, making the right choices and other topics. 

 

Until Next Time…Alisha TillmanJ

 

 

“In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” (Psalm 56:4KJV)

 

NEVER BE AFRAID TO BE YOURSELF!  At a young age, you feel pressured to be everything but yourself.  Be who God has called you to be and own it!  You are beautifully and uniquely made so act like it!  Don’t fear what your classmates might say or your friends, they don’t have to live with the decisions you make.  You do! While I’m writing this, I find that I’m talking to myself as well.  We all struggle with insecurities and confusion on what to do with our lives.  Put your trust in God.  Give him your insecurities.  Give him those things that weigh your heart down.  He’s there to help us carry them.  While dealing with yourself, don’t forget to praise God because He’s worthy.  Praise Him for all that He is.  You might feel like praising God doesn’t look cool, however, the people that sit to the left and right of you have no say so on your life.  Your friends can’t save you like God can and neither can your family.  Praises are due to unto God, so give Him some PRAISE!!!

 

Yours Truly,

Alisha TillmanJ

 

 

Resurrecting

 

By allowing God to dwell within us, we have the victory because God is victory.  Having the victory doesn’t mean that obstacles will never come.  It just means that when they do come, they will not break you because you know who you are and what you have.  Even when you are in the midst of your mess… not even knowing who you are…when you can’t even love yourself, God sees YOU!  Instead of seeing your mess, He sees your potential and He knows your purpose.  I came across a song that resonated with me. I pray that this song will minister to you as it has to me.  Below is the song along with the words. 

 

With Love….Alisha TillmanJ

 

 

 

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7KJV

 

Being a young devoted Christian is the most threatening thing to the enemy.  Since the choices you make now are so fundamental to your future, Satan will try his best to tear you down.  It will come from people closest to you like your best friends, church members, or even your family.

 

This is why it is important to set your faith in God for He will never let you down.  When everything around seems confusing and dark, God is there to help lead you through.  “Walk by faith not by sight.”  There will be a point in your life when everyone is against you.  However, when God says “Yes” all their “no’s” will not mean anything but noise.  For this reason, it is important to always talk to God.  He’s always listening.  Just keep the faith push to the mark.

 

With Love, Alisha Tillman

 

 

 

Harvest: (n.) the process or period of gathering in crops.

 

“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.” (Proverbs 10:5KJV)

 

People always say how being young is a time to have fun.  Although that may be true to a certain extent, it is also a time to work hard and to build a future.  In Proverbs 10:5 the Lord has called the youth to use their time to be productive in their future and to work towards the calling God has put on their life.  In this scripture harvest was used as a metaphor.  To make things more clear, I’ll give an example.  When you go to school, you have the person in your class who works hard to make good grades so they can get into a good college.  On the other hand, you have the person that is the complete opposite.  They see school as a waste of time and money.  However, they have no alternate plan which leads me to my question.  What are you working towards every day?  There are 24 hours in a day. What are you using those hours for?  I see time like money, when we have it, we take it for granted.  Have you ever got paid thinking you had all this money then you blink, and it’s gone?  Now you are trying to back track, trying to figure out where your money went.  We treat time the same way, but we’re young.  We have our whole lives ahead of us, right? WRONG!!! Tomorrow is not promised, making today a privilege, and a opportunity.

 

Now is the time to put in the work because there is going to come a day when you won’t be able to do the things you used to do.  You could get a planner and start by planning your day.  I know it may seem extra but it works.  Everyday leave at least an hour of quiet time with God.  Journal your journey so you can see your progress.  Always keep the faith and strive towards the mark.

 

With Love……Alisha TillmanJ

 

 

Please check out the videos below, I pray that they will encourage you to TRUST GOD with all of your heart!!  Be encourage and know that you can make a difference.  In a world where you can be anything, be the AUTHENTIC YOU that Christ created you to be even if that means at times you have to STAND alone.  Let your goal be to glorify God in all that you do and He will take care of everything else. God is truly raising up an army.  

 

In His Hands.... Elder Donna Marsh

 

 

Resurrecting Lyrics by Tye Tribbett

 

(Verse 1)
The head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now
The Savior knelt to wash our feet
Now at His feet we bow

(
Verse 2)
The One who wore our sin and shame
Now robed in majesty
The radiance of perfect love
Now shines for all to see

(
Chorus)
Your name, Your name is victory
All praise will rise to Christ our King
Your name, Your name is victory
All praise will rise to Christ our King

(
Verse 3)
The tomb with soldiers watched in vain
Was borrowed for three days
His body there would not remain
Our God has robbed the grave
Our God has robbed the grave

(
Chorus)
Your name, Your name is victory
All praise will rise to Christ our King
Your name, Your name is victory
All praise will rise to Christ our King
Your name, Your name is victory
All praise will rise to Christ our King
Your name, Your name is victory
All praise will rise to Christ our King

 
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