By: Mindi Artherton
We all know how important it is to take time to dive into God’s word. In fact, it is the MOST important thing we do. I will admit it. I am awful about doing this. .
I am not a morning person. I crawl out of bed every morning then hit the ground running. I don’t allow myself even a second to spare when it comes to getting myself ready and getting my two young kiddos dressed, fed and out the door.
Several months ago, Kelli introduced me to the YouVersion Bible app and it has literally been a game changer for me! I am usually very hit or miss when it comes to taking time to have a quiet time each day. I love that time, but unfortunately I often push it aside and sometimes it doesn’t happen at all.
After downloading the app, I find myself looking at it several times a day. I always have my phone with me so when I have a second (sitting in a waiting room, during my lunch break or while laying in bed) I click on the app, read the verse of the day or even do a devotion if I have the time.
My two favorite features are the plans and the friends list.
Plans: The plans are mini-devotions that you can read in a couple of minutes. They all incorporate scripture and a story that applies to the scripture text. The plans are taken from devotions that you can purchase. I really like this feature because once I start reading, I usually can’t stop! At the end of the night, I will get on my phone and find myself going through 2-3 devotions because they are GOOD!
Friends List: I love this feature because I can see what plans my friends are reading as well as see what verses they are highlighting. I get the opportunity to fellowship (virtually!) with friends and see what is speaking to their heart. Usually, it is something that I needed to hear or would enjoy reading as well.