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In this week’s episode of “Wednesdays In The Word” Lara Landon shares a technique that she uses for staying in God’s Word and memorizing scripture. Scroll down to see her tips, and share your own!
I’ve learned that the way I can memorize scripture best is to make them into little songs. I realized I can remember any words to any songs, no matter how old they are because they get into your head. So I’ve made some scripture songs, and I just want to share them with you. And I encourage you to make your own so that you’ll be able to memorize passages of the bible. -Lara
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Lara Landon leads us in this week’s devotional about rejection and suffering. Scroll down to see her encouragement about trusting The Lord through difficult times & see how you can enter to win her latest album “Overcome!’
Psalm 30:5bWeeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Jesus was a man of suffering. So, God is well aware of how we feel when we are rejected and we are suffering because of it. But, I really believe that he uses that as a chisel and hammer to get the very best out of us if we’ll trust him. –Lara
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Lara Landon leads us in this week’s devotional taken from James 5:16 about healing and freedom through Christ. Scroll down to see her encouragement about walking in the light & see how you can enter to win her new CD “Overcome!’
James 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
We know for a fact that we have an enemy, and he wants to kill, steal and destroy us. And the best way that he does this is by keeping us in isolation, and keeping us ashamed, and keeping us from sharing what we’re dealing with to other believers who can then pray for us so that we may be healed, and it’s laid out so simply in this verse. The truth will set you free! –Lara
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Lara Landon leads us in this week’s devotional from Matthew 7, about the wise man who builds his house on the rock. Scroll down to see her encouragement about building a life that will stand & see how you can enter to win her new CD “Overcome!’
Matthew 7:24-27 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
What is the rock in this story? I used to think that it meant God. That if you build your house on God that when hard times come you’ll stay standing. And that is true- God is the rock. But, if you pay attention to the wording of this it says, “Whoever hears these words of mine, and does them, will be like a wise man who builds his house on the rock.”
I’m challenging myself, and I want to challenge you to re-visit the teachings of Jesus and take them for what he’s saying to us right now in this moment. Refresh teaching about what he’s actually telling us about the values and specifics he wants us to live by, so that our life will be built on them, and we’ll have that strong foundation. -Lara
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We’re excited to introduce a new artist to you this week – Lara Landon, who has a brand new album out today! The record, “Overcome,” is her sophomore project and really speaks of our authority as God’s beloved to triumph over life’s most difficult circumstances. Lara has taken that message on tour and abroad, serving the least of these with New Reality International, the non-profit she and her sister co-founded in 2006.
“Being on the road, sharing my songs with people in different settings, has allowed me to see the real needs they have,” she shares. “ I was able to see how they were hurting, how they needed encouragement, and how God was moving in similar ways all across the world.”
Meeting needs firsthand—whether it be in Haiti on a mission trip or in church singing—is a significant part of the Riverside, California-native’s ministry and has undoubtedly had a profound effect on her. But Lara affirms the depth of her songwriting was most influenced by the three years she spent singing at Nashville’s House of Prayer. “I loved the world that opened up to me at The House of Prayer,” she says. “I never thought I could sing and pray for hours on end. I learned how to make up Scripture songs on the spot, and I began to feel the depth that could come from using God’s Word to pray and intercede.” The songs on her new record reflect Lara’s time spent in the Word and a sensitivity to the needs and diversity of her fans.
The first single “I See God In You,” is a song inspired by her mission trips to Haiti as well as a month spent on a service-based tour that ministered at homeless shelters, bars, women’s rehabilitation centers and churches. Lara comments, “God is everywhere…we see Him in the faith of a child, the strength of a mother that’s battling cancer, the love that was shown by a group of volunteers on a mission trip. We can serve Him by simply opening our eyes to the people He’s placed all around us.”
See Lara tell the full story behind her song “I See God In You” here, and watch the music video! Lara wants to hear your story too about how you see God in others! See how you can send them to her by clicking HERE.
This week Lara is giving away her track “The River” for FREE, so you can get a taste of her unique sound, and what you can expect on the rest of the album. Scroll down to get your free download, and check out the links below to learn more about Lara.
“I wanted this album to truly reflect my heart and, most of all, I wanted to offer it up at every stage to God for His approval. I promised myself, for this project, I would try my best to quiet the voice inside my head that was concerned with what people would think and focus on what I thought God was directing me to do. My desire was that this record, as a whole, would tell a story. I wanted to take people from a place of confronting their humanity and weakness on songs like ‘Better For The Breaking,’ ‘Defenseless’ and ‘Falling’ to being encouraged by tracks like ‘I See God In You.’ Toward the end it’s all about victory and empowerment—I want listeners to literally be declaring ‘we will overcome’ and ‘the spirit of the Lord is upon me’ as they sing along in their car.” - Lara Landon