Monday, 29 May 2017

music monday// the only name (Yours will be)

 it's another lovely monday! and yours truly is right here to share an equally lovely song with you. I was singing this song the whole of yesterday. i so love it! it's amazing how Jesus is the only Person who actually loves me without being manipulative. His friendship and affection is what I'll always long for and i hope the same for you too. enjoy! :)



 the only name (Yours will be)// big daddy weave

Yours will be the only Name that matters to me
The only One Whose favor I seek
The only Name that matters to me

Yours will be
The friendship and affection I need
To feel my Father smiling on me
The only Name that matters to me

Yours is the Name the Name that has saved me
Mercy and grace, the power that forgave me
And Your love is all I’ve ever needed

When I wake up in the Land of Glory
And with the saints I will tell my story
There will be one Name that I proclaim

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, just that Name 
 The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.// luke 1:30

But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.// genesis 39:21


For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion."//romans 9:15

So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.// proverbs 3:4

 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,    is God in His holy dwelling.//psalm 68:5

 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—  not by works, so that no one can boast.// ephesians 2:8-9

 the wonderful Grace of God leaves me in wonder so much. His grace is what enables us to do the very humanly impossible things. 

He pours blessings I so don't deserve upon my life and tops up with mercy. His love is so devoted to me, and you too! 
when we have God as our Father we need to remember that He is the One that we're living for and it's only His applause that we should expect to hear.

Let's live for the audience of One, King Jesus! and no matter what anyone says or does to distract us from the assignments He has given us to fulfill, His name is all that should matter to us. :)

xoxo, delali.

Monday, 22 May 2017

music monday// made a way

hey, hey, hey lovely folks! guesssss whaaaatt?! yours truly got to see.....drumrollsssss...
travis greeeeeeene! he was in town over the weekend for a prayer/worship time to stand in the gap for the nations. twas an awesome time! i sang and danced my heart and body out.

i love, love his songs! especially this one. it's special to me because whenever God leads me to win a battle it comes up on my shuffle. i usually have my songs on shuffle, and somehow, someway, whenever i face what seems like an insurmountable hurdle and God makes a way to overcome it's this very song that comes right up. and i just look up at the skies and laugh and laugh in awe and breathe a 'thank You' to Him because He did it again. He's awesome!

 made a way//travis greene

Made a way
Don't know how but You did it
Made a way
Standing here not knowing how we'll get through this test
But holding unto faith You know that
Nothing can catch You by surprise
You got this figured out and You're watching us now
But when it looks as if we can't win
You wrap us in Your arm and step in
And everything we need You supply
You got this in control
And now we know that

You made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
You made a way
And we're standing here
Only because You made a way
You made a way
And now we're here
Looking back on where we come from
Because of You and nothing we've done
To deserve the love and mercy You've shown
But Your grace was strong enough to pick us up
And You made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
Lord You made a way
And we're standing here
Only because You made a way
You made a way
When our backs were against the wall
And it looked as if it was over
Lord You made a way
And we're standing here
Only because You made a way
And you move mountains

You cause walls to fall
With Your power
You perform miracles
There is nothing that's impossible
And we're standing here
Only because You made a way
You move mountains
You cause walls to fall
With Your power
Perform miracles
There is nothing that's impossible
And we're standing here
Only because You made a way
You move mountains
You cause walls to fall
With Your power
Perform miracles
There is nothing that's impossible
And we're standing here
Only because You made a way
And we're standing here
Only because You made a way
And we're standing here
Only because You made a way
You made a way
You made a way
You made a way
You made a way
Don't know how but You did it
Made a way
Don't know how but You did it
Made a way
Don't know how but You did it
Don't know how but You did it
Don't know how but You did it
Don't know how but You did it
Don't know how but You did it
Don't know why but I'm grateful
Don't know why but I'm grateful
Don't know why but I'm grateful
Don't know why but I'm grateful
Don't know why but I'm grateful
Don't know why but I'm grateful
And we're standing here
Only because You made
And we're standing here
Only because You made a way
And we're standing here
Only because You made
'Cause You move mountains
You move mountains
You move mountains
You move mountains
And You cause walls to fall
You cause walls to fall
You cause walls to fall
You cause walls to fall
And You cause chains to break
You cause chains to break
You cause chains to break
You cause chains to break

And giants fall
Giants fall
Giants fall
Giants fall
'Cause you move mountain
You move mountain
And everything is easy for you
'Cause you move mountain
Yes You move mountain
Mountains are moving
Mountains are moving
Mountains are moving
Mountains are moving
Strong holds are breaking now
Strong holds are breaking now
Strong holds are breaking
Strong holds are breaking
'Cause you move mountain
You cause walls to fall
With Your power
With Your power
With Your power
With Your power
You perform miracles
You perform miracles
You perform miracles
You perform miracles
My son is breathing
My son is living
My son is breathing
My son is living
When the doctor said no
You said yes
When the doctor said no
You said yes
When they pronounced me dead
You said not yet
When they pronounced me dead
You said not yet
You perform miracles
You perform miracles
 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.//isaiah 43:19
  But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.// ephesians 2:4-10


It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.// galatians 5:1

Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.// isaiah 59:1

i know my life is an offense to the devil and his demons because i am he apple of my Father's eye. i am a Princess of the Most High God and there's no power, no flesh that can thwart His plans for my life. and because the devil what damage i do and will continue to do to his useless kingdom he comes at me pretty often. sickness, accusations, lies, false rumors, slander...you name it. he has tried it all but i aint going nowhere till my Master asks me to come Home.

And because i am a threat to his kingdom he keeps trying all the time to take me down. and each time i'm like, nah uh, satan! and i fight him with the armor of my Father.

 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.// ephesians 6:10-18

keep praying child of God, wage war against the enemy of your soul with the Word of God. and i pray that you'll be sensitive against double minded people. there are so many phonies out there who pretend to be on your side but are only trying to know your mind and work against you. be careful what you share and with who. 

talk to God and He'll give you discernment to know who's genuine around you. as you pray, the angels on assignment are working for your good and destroying strongholds!
the miracles God wants to bring your way will leave you speechless. the power of His Holy Spirit is available to you! USE IT!

battle on, faithful soldier of the Lord! you can do this! and keep your joy! it's your strength! 
  Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”// nehemiah 8:10 :)

xoxo, 
delali

Monday, 15 May 2017

music monday// in awe

hiya lovely humans! you're welcome to another awesome week sprinkled with the favor and goodness of the Lord. you're blessed to be alive, to be breathing, to have a beating heart!

 i'm sharing a lovely song by hollyn today! it makes me stop to revel in the grace and love of Father God for me because His love is just mind blowing, it's awesome!

 enjoy the song! :)
in awe// hollyn 
Can't speak
So close I can feel You breathe
You're so holy and worthy
You know where I've been

Can't move
So close to You I'm see through
No, not innocent like You
Oh God, I'm sorry
I'm livin' in awe
You don't need me at all
But You couldn't love me more
Ohhh

I'm livin' in awe
Every day I fall
But You never let me go
Ohhh

I'm livin' in awe, awe
Livin' in awe
Ohhh
Can't speak
So close I can feel You breathe
You're so holy and worthy
You know where I've been

Can't move
So close to You I'm see through
No, not innocent like you
Oh God, I'm sorry
I'm livin' in awe
'Cause You don't need me at all
But You couldn't love me more
Ohhh

I'm livin' in awe
And every day I fall
But You never let me go
Ohhh

I'm livin' in awe, awe
Livin' in awe
Ohhh

I'm livin' in awe of You
Livin' in awe of You
'Cause Your love is overwhelming
Your love is overwhelming
It's only You and me here
And Your love is overwhelming
Your love is overwhelming
I can barely breathe here
I'm livin' in awe

'Cause You don't need me at all
But You couldn't love me more
You couldn't love me more
You couldn't love me more
You couldn't love me more
 God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
    his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
    How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
    He’s all I’ve got left.// lamentations 3:22-24
in spite of our tendency to fall short every time as humans, the love of God is always there, always constant, always beckoning us to come back to Him, to abide with Him through constant fellowship with His Spirit. 

He could do without us but He chose to create us and fill our hearts with a void, a need for Him. And till we fill our hearts with Him nothing else will satisfy. 

the King of all the earthly kings and nations loves you. do you get that?! like, that's beyond amazing. and i know sometimes we don't believe this or fully comprehend this because of all the horrible things that happen down here on this planet in the milky way galaxy.

but God is faithful. His wisdom is foolishness to man sometimes. but really, His ways are wayyy better than ours and we need to trust Him more.
He deserves our awe, our worship no matter what mountains threaten us or try to invade our peace and steal our joy.

The God of the heavens and the earth is good, His love in the Person of Jesus is tender and tough. His Love is overwhelming, His Love is devoted and will not ever let go.
ours is to trust His wisdom and love and keep having faith in Jesus, His beloved Son, who's our Savior.
Allow His love to leave you in awe.
xoxo,
delali. 

Monday, 8 May 2017

music monday//clean

  hello lovely people! i hope you had a restful weekend. mine was spent clocking the time away behind my laptop. ;) 
sooooo this songgg! a friend sent it to me one night and your guess is as good as mine. hihihih! 
i loved it instantly! the words are so true and full of mercy and grace. take a listen!

 
clean// natalie grant
I see shattered
You see whole
I see broken
But You see beautiful
And You're helping me to believe
You're restoring me piece by piece

There's nothing too dirty
that You can't make worthy
You wash me in mercy
I am clean

There's nothing too dirty
that You can't make worthy
You wash me in mercy
I am clean

What was dead now lives again
My heart's beating, beating inside my chest
Oh I'm coming alive with joy and destiny
Cause You're restoring me piece by piece

There's nothing too dirty
that You can't make worthy
You wash me in mercy
I am clean, oh yeah

There's nothing too dirty
that You can't make worthy
You wash me in mercy
I am clean

Washed in the blood of Your sacrifice
Your blood flowed red and made me white
My dirty rags are purified
I am clean

Washed in the blood of Your sacrifice
Your blood flowed red and made me white
My dirty rags are purified
I'm clean, I'm clean, ohhh I'm

Washed in the blood of Your sacrifice
Your blood flowed red and made me white
My dirty rags are purified
I'm clean, oh I'm clean, I'm clean
Oh You made me
You wash me
Clean
Oh You made me clean 

 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.// romans 8:1

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.// hebrews 4:16

 For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.// isaiah 54:5

 For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.// isaiah 62:5

 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.// john 8:36

 if you've done something that you feel guilty about ad you feel like the Lord will not be able to forgive you, please hear me when i say that that's such a lie! the Lord is ever waiting for s to come to Him with a repentant heart and confess our sins to Him and He's soooooooooooo loving, ever ready to forgive His children.

if the enemy keeps whispering lies to your heart and bringing thoughts of condemnation to your mind about something the Lord has already forgiven you about, silence those voices with truth of the Word of God that says you are worthy, loved, redeemed, adored, cherished. 

sing the truth of this song over your precious soul and dance in the freedom of knowing that you are clean! because in the sight of God He has covered you in the righteousness of Jesus and you're clothed in radiant white garments.

 you're feeeee! you're cleaaaan! live like it
live loved. :)

xoxo, delali.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

the missions trip to yeji!


hi people! so i mentioned sometime back that i got the chance to go for a local missions trip to yeji in the brong ahafo region of Ghana in february. it was organsied by the ministry i serve with called teens aloud foundation.

we set off from accra late in the night from my old university campus on  on 23rd february. it was a very loooong drive. we had to pick our members from the other university campuses (Kwame Nkrumah uni of science and tech //KNUST//, uni of energy and natural resources //UENR//etc).
so we got here the next morning. and right away we dispatched in groups and went for junior high school outreach (j-reach) in several schools in the town.

here's a little recap of the missions. twas an amazing time with children and young people. this is going to be mostly photos. ;)

 junior high school outreach at citizen int school :)

 ice breakers// doing the banana dance ;)


 
 the students trying out the banana dance :D

 i think i was pulling someone's leg about the dance ;)


 we're dancing! yaaayyy! :D

 time for the sermon. i shared my slightly thick passion story heheheh ;)
t he key text was based on 2 timothy 2:22 "Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."


 we shared "shine magazine," a magazine designed for young people filled with devotionals, puzzles and fun, fun, stuff that's geared towards helping the nurturing process of their spiritual growth.

 having fun taking dozens and dozens of photos with the students with their copies of the shine magazine. :)



 
 of course, i couldn't leave without hanging with the sweet little children i befriended there and give them bear hugs. hihihih

 with my fellow missionaries walking through the market place in the town on our way for SOS (Sermon on the Sofa) to minister to senior high school students.



 playing ampe with girlsss :)// yes, yes, that's me in flight. heheheh


 marching through the town during the Jesus March to crown Him Lord over Yeji! :D



 
 our final stop at the bank of the volta river on 26th February, our last full day. hanging with wilma and alex!// pastor kk (the founder of teens aloud) in the background tryna be like Jesus talking to the people from a boat. hihihih


hanging with dessy, gould, joseph and another awesome missionary. :)






 my friennnd!






 so i borrowed her bike, trying to test to see if i could still ride a bike cos it's been forever since i rode one. the last time i did was way back in junior high. bwahahaha!

oh you know, taking a photo with the bike that i actually couldn't ride cos my riding skills have gotten so, so rusty. :P

 the evening we were leaving. 
we took this after i spent some time chatting with them and making them laugh their heads off. kwakwakwa! laughter is good for the soul i hear. :D


i miss allll my kidssss. :( they bring me so much joy. :D

 baring our teeth in the pitch dark cos we're excited missionaries!

 alright guys, i hope you've been inspired to go out there and serve cos you've bee saved to serve! ask the Lord where He would want you to go and follow His leading!

xoxo, delali.
 

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

tunes tuesday// hills and valleys

itssss mayyyy! :) one of my absolute favorite months! how wonderful to have it again, to walk through its days, to sing through its nights, to smile at the surprises tucked away in each of its hours!

i loved this song the moment i first watched the video and listened to it on YouTube. and in no time i could sing along so well too. i could bet Tauren Wells, Chuck Butler, Jonathan Smith wrote it just for me. its perfection. enjoy!


hills and valleys// tauren wells
I've walked among the shadows
You wiped my tears away
And I've felt the pain of heartbreak
And I've seen the brighter days
And I've prayed prayers to heaven from my lowest place
And I have held Your blessings
God You give and take away
No matter what I have, Your grace is enough
No matter where I am, I'm standing in Your love

(chorus)
On the mountains I will bow my life to the One who set me there
In the valley I will lift my eyes to the One who sees me there
When I'm standing on the mountain I didn't get there on my own
When I'm walking through the valley I know I am not alone
You're God of the hills and valleys, hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone

I've watched my dreams get broken
In You I hope again
No matter what
I know I'm safe inside Your hands

(chorus)
On the mountains I will bow my life to the One who set me there
In the valley I will lift my eyes to the One who sees me there
When I'm standing on the mountain I didn't get there on my own
When I'm walking through the valley I know I am not alone
You're God of the hills and valleys, hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone

Father You give and take away
Every joy and every pain
Through it all You will remain over it all

On the mountains I will bow my life
In the valley I will lift my eyes

(chorus)
On the mountains I will bow my life to the One who set me there
In the valley I will lift my eyes to the One who sees me there
When I'm standing on the mountain I didn't get there on my own
When I'm walking through the valley I know I am not alone
You're God of the hills and valleys, hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone

And I will choose to say
Blessed be Your name
And I am not alone



Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.// psalm 23:4

He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.// psalm 40:2

"Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."// job:1:21

The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.// habakkuk 3:19

 i find it so comforting to know that God is always, always by my side. when i was walking through the valley of the shadow of death He was right by my side. When He lifts me up on to the peak of the mountains, He is still there with me. whether life is up or down, my Father is with me. 

in the valley He teaches me how to trust Him and seek Him. On the mountain tops, He glorifies Himself through the story He keeps writing through me, through my life.

be encouraged if you're in a valley right now. if you believe in Jesus believe that God is with you and He wants you to trust Him and pass this test. talk with Him ad listen to what He has to say about what's going on in your life. He has angels on assignment to help you.

if you don't believe in Jesus yet God sooo much wants you to call on Him and believe in His Son Jesus. and this doesn't mean everything will automatically become perfect. But He's going to help you figure things out if only you're willing to listen to Him.

if you're on a mountain top, go ahead and enjoy the victory the Lord has brought you. remember to give Him the glory and point people to Him, acknowledging that He's the one who helped you break through.

i hope you come to love this song as much as i do. :)
xoxo, delali.

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Soaring Up In Sunshine
//sharing my heart in the glow of the sun//
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