“More than a Conqueror . . . in study hall” – (sing)

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in A Plan, A Tool, Blog | 0 comments

We have been singing from the new Seeds CD – Seeds of Character this week. “More Than a Conqueror” is a family favorite, a combination of the catchy tune but mainly the fun dance moves they learned at a Seeds Family Worship Night. ANYWAYS, Romans 8:37 is top of mind in our home. That is the beauty of the Sing tool. The kids begin singing the verse; the verse gets planted in their heart. A situation comes and the verse jumps in the middle of the situation arming my child with strength or a solution. This is the power of God’s word as he intends. This is the way scripture memory works.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16

So, because Carson has been walking around life singing: “we are more, more, more than conquerors, through him who loved us, through him who loved us. . . ,” these words get some time and space in our family. It leads to great conversations about what a conqueror is and great moments like this one that Carson told me about from study hall.

At dinner tonight, Carson says: “Hey, Mom, Dad, I was a conqueror today! I was working on my graphic organizer for Science class, and I had three more words left. I put all of my stuff away, because I thought it was time to go. Ada told me that I had some more time to finish if I wanted. So, I had to decide what to do. I really wanted to finish, but I didn’t want to get everything out again. But I did. I got it out, and I finished the last three words. I got it done.”

We all celebrated the moment, celebrated the win of Carson’s choice. Certainly, there is far more to the theological understanding of what a conqueror is and how we engage in this identity in God’s strength and not our own. I am not sure if Carson prayed and asked God to help him do this or if he just gutted it out and got it done. Two very different places to be, but this I know. For now, Carson grabbed a verse in the heat of a difficult decision. He remembered who he was based on what this verse told him, and he believed it. He moved in that difficult decision to a great result, a choice showing perseverance and integrity. There was application here of a verse to a situation and where he fit in the midst of this. And then he shared the story with us, his family at our dinner table. He celebrated the choice; you could see it in his face. And Father God and his word was weaved all throughout that choice! These things are too wonderful! And I count this a great step in Carson’s story!

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