Turmoil in Minor Mode

[Note: as a music major, I am kind of using the lingo.  However, I think that you’ll understand this post even if you don’t know the jargon.]

Sometimes I feel dissonance.  Real bad.  I feel like something is wrong, but I can’t identify it!  The dissonance gets worse.  The minor chord turns into a seventh.  The half diminished turns into a fully diminished chord.  I stop.  I throw my hands up and cry out to my Jesus.  Even if he can’t resolve it fully, he will change the key or at least insert a chord that has more consonance to it.  But my problem is that I keep playing around with the minor keys.  “It’s my fault this isn’t going as it should!” [dissonance]  “I’m not doing enough for the Lord!” [dissonance]  “I have failed you, Jesus; I can’t do it!”  [dissonance]

Here comes my Savior with the major chords.  Ephesians 2:8-9,  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.” [consonance]  Colossians 1:22, “But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.”  [consonance] 1 Corinthians 10:13, “ No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” [consonance]

 

This week, I have been learning to fight lies with scripture.  I mean, I knew this, but I didn’t KNOW this.  It’s a really tough battle to fight, and I feel almost like the losing team is trying to go out with a bang so I won’t forget.  All week, the lies have been constantly in my head, but I try to capture each thought and get rid of it.  I replace the lies in my head with the truth of scripture.  I knew this would work, but I didn’t KNOW it.  Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”  God is strong and mighty, his words are powerful and effective!  This I have been learning this week, and it has been simply amazing to see Christ’s hand so at work in my life.  My eyes have also been opened to the work God is doing on my campus.  This morning in class, one of my profs mentioned he’s so disorganized because of a family emergency concerning his father’s health.  One of the girls in my class asked if she could pray with him.  So she did, right there, before class even started.  It’s the little things that God’s doing.  It’s even the random conversations about church, it’s the random realizations of truth throughout the day.  God is just awesome.  I may be listening to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack as a background to writing this post right now, but God’s music is surrounding me even when my ears aren’t perceiving.

Smiling among the major V-I chords, Anna 🙂

Have you ever tried combating lies with scripture?  Tell me about it!

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4 thoughts on “Turmoil in Minor Mode

  1. I believe young lady you are on the right “path” with your thinking. Remember, the enemy of your soul doesn’t know your thoughts, but he sure whispers in your ear untruths. As a fellow forgiven follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, I always remember when His ministry first began, the Spirit led Him into the wilderness where He fasted and prayed for 40 days. Then who showed up… the enemy tried to tempt (provoke) Him to sin. With each temptation, Jesus answered simply with Scripture…”it is written”. ( Matthew 4: 1-11)
    May God bless you as grow in His grace,
    Stephanie

  2. Hi Anna, great post. Combatting lies with scripture has become a regular part of my walk with the Lord. However I really had to push out in faith and do this during a period of sickness that lasted over 2-years. The enemy, my body, my emotions and sometimes my mind would tell me I’ll never get better and at times that I would die, but by God’s grace I continued to hold fast to and fight the good fight of faith by repeatedly declaring and meditating on the scriptures re: healing no matter how I felt or no matter what symptoms manifested in my body. I believed in my heart/spirit that by Christ’s stripes I was healed and I kept combatting the fact of my sickness with the Truth of the Word until eventually the facts bowed their knee to the truth and I saw my healing manifested……..praise the Lord! It was really tough at times but it gave me deep experiential knowledge of the power of holding fast to the Word and using it to combat satan’s lies……hope this is encouraging to you……..blessings!………Kim

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