From the recording Deep in the Winter

<p>This song has proved to be from God to me, personally, warning me of the long desert of waiting He would allow in my life. In 1984, before I met Ken, I fasted and prayed for a week and one morning as I went outside to watch the sunrise, I felt the love and presence of God so close to me that I started to thank Him for His love. Straight after that I went inside, picked up my pen and the words of this song came flowing out.</p>
<p>Then God gave me a promise. He put it into my heart to read <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Isaiah 35 &amp; 41</span>&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">"I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water."&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #0000ff;">"THE WILDERNESS and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the rose&nbsp;and&nbsp;the autumn crocus."</span></strong></p>
<p>Jesus is called the fountain of living water and only Jesus can satisfy our souls longing for purpose and fulfillment in life because He created us to be loved by Him and to return that love. We do not usually seek Him out until things become hard and He knows that. This is why He allows the "desert experience" to happen in our lives so we may turn away from all our frivolous, self seeking occupations and cry out to Him and subsequently find springs of water in the dry land. The dry land is our hard circumstances and the springs of water is that deep, close presence of God &nbsp;that He intended for us when He created us.</p>
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<p>It is during the hard, dry seasons of our physical lives, away from all the distractions and false security of materialistic ease, that we grow closest to our Creator and truly become fulfilled. I believe God's promise to me as given in this song, "Deep in the Winter". He has remained faithful to it.</p>

Lyrics

<p>Deep in the winter all is dry<br />Branches are empty grey is the sky<br />Nowhere can be found a flower or bee<br />But growth is inside every branch of a tree<br />So you must hold on cling unto Me<br />And I'll make you grow though you can't see<br />Now all seems so void so empty and dry<br />For a seed to bring life you know it must die<br /> <br /><span style="color: #0000ff;">Chorus</span><br />Look look at My love and know that I am just<br />Rest rest in My care don't doubt Me just trust<br />For soon very soon you'll see the spring<br />Abundant the growth and rain that I bring<br /> <br />You ask Me why...why the winter's so long<br />You long for My closeness and yearn to be strong<br />But can't you see the trust you display<br />You stand on My word and follow My way<br /> <br />Beloved consider it pure joy whenever you face <br />trials of all kinds because the testing of your faith<br />develops perseverance. And perseverance must<br />finish its work so that you may be mature and <br />complete not lacking anything. James 1:2-4<br /> <br />And I`ll make you strong in a world insecure<br />So that you'll stand<br />When the proud falls I'll hold your hand<br /> <br /><span style="color: #0000ff;">Chorus</span><br />Look look at My love and know that I am just<br />Rest rest in my care don't doubt Me just trust<br />Look look at My love don't doubt Me just trust<br />Isaiah 35:6-7, 41:8-18, Job 23:10, Zech. .13:9,<br />Heb12:11, John 15:2-4, Prov.3:5, Isaiah 26:3<br />Dt 32:4, Heb10:23</p>