Desert Song

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Track 10: Desert Song (Written by Theresa)

[Verse 1:]
This is my prayer in the desert
When all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

I happened across this song in a season in my life when I didn’t want to praise.
Have you ever been there when you didn’t want to praise?
My emotions were upset
But my spirit understood what to do
“Praise even when you don’t feel like it, I am with you and I love you with an everlasting love’.

Concert in the Desert???
Concert in the Desert???

I have been there when I didn’t know whether to move forward or backwards because I didn’t want to take a wrong step.
I would sing this song ‘Desert Song’ by Hillsong and feel sad and want to cry but I would be encouraged by singing the song to my soul and to the LORD.

[Verse 2:]
And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me, Lord, through the flame

I would say to myself
God was with Abraham in the desert
God was with Isaac in the wilderness
God was with Joseph when he was sold intto slavery
And I know that God is with me
And He is working good for me.

Have you ever resisted God?
I have, but never for very long.
Sometimes I’m mad at Him (God) most likely at the times He hasn’t let me have my way and He says, ‘Child, I have a plan for you, I love you, you’re my own’

And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

[Verse 3:]
And this is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I’ll stand

[Bridge 4x:]
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

I sometimes act as if I can’t trust God when I’m the one who has betrayed His trust sometimes
I’m the one who has the flesh that sometimes tries to control me
The one who has the flesh that would rather sleep than pray
I choose to let my spirit rule my flesh and my soul
I surrender my flesh and my soul to the rule of the spirit
And henceforth I know no man after the flesh

Cos of that
when its time to praise
I say, Father, even it all doesn’t look perfect, I give you the praise
I will not come to Your presence and not bring praise.

[Verse 4:]
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again
The seed I’ve received I will sow

‘I will bring praise, I will praise, no weapon formed against me shall remain; I will rejoice, I will declare, God is my victory’ – Tess

There are seasons in my life that I thought God couldn’t protect me and my family, those seasons were fear-filled.
I had to repent of fear.
My meditation daily now is that there’s nothing greater than the blood of Jesus, it is for me and is working for me and mine; it is our covering and our protection.

All of my life in every season, YOU ARE STILL GOD
I have a reason to sing, I have a reason to worship’

I come alive when I sing ‘God is my victory’
Because I don’t have the power to claim the victory on my own but I have the Holy Spirit, my wisdom, my shield, and my exceeding great reward.

I needed the power of the divine triune God to get through that season into the next season He had for me. I still need Him everyday.

One of the lessons I learnt is that she said,
“we learn through the fire. In weakness, triumph or pain, our faith proves to be more valuable than gold”

God certainly seems closer when I’m in battles or trials.
In the middle of a battle no matter how I look, I am a conquering co heir with Christ; I sing that because I am convinced I couldn’t have qualified on my own.

I imagine myself marching into battle with steel armour gleaming on a very fast horse


God is my victory till the end is my declaration
I’ll will sow the seeds that God has sent me to buy the future.

By the grace of God I will continually tithe, give offerings and sow into God’s kingdom because that is His desire for me. He’s always constantly providing seed any ways, its not as if I struggle. I work but I don’t struggle because He provides for me.

God is always speaking and sometimes all He says is ‘serve where you’re at, speak with me often’.

The just shall live by faith (my choice of how to live)
I choose to live by faith daily
Under the influence of the Holy Spirit

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