The Youversion bible ap on my iPhone is where I spend a lot of my devotional time.
It has a wealth of resources at my finger tips. So many various devotional topics, bible versions, social networking, notes, bookmarks etc etc. I find anything I need for my quiet time in one place! What an amazing time we live in. I can be anywhere in the world and have all my notes, bibles, devotionals, spiritual upliftment with me at a touch of a button all in the palm of my hand!
A few weeks ago I decided to go on a fast and deny myself the one thing that I spend most of my time with – my phone. So instead of using it to text, call, check emails, facebook, twitter etc etc I switched it to flight mode to avoid the temptation and used it to read the bible, reflect, take notes and pray. So each time I felt the urge to check my phone, that would be my trigger to read the bible and pray.
My motivation for this was because I had lapsed a little since I’d been back from my holiday where I had managed to establish a routine. In my lowest points in my life, I had noticed that when I had spent the time with God, I felt less troubled, encouraged and hopeful. I had decided I wanted to not only know Him in crisis, but to develop a closeness with Him at ALL times.
Imagine if I did this all the time, everyday, put God first? What would my life be like? What amazing adventures would we have together? What miracles and blessings would I witness? What could God do in my life if I fully allowed Him access to me, knowing Him intimately?
It’s been almost 4 weeks since my initial 1 week fast, but that 1 week has revolutionised my time with God.
Now the first thing I do when I wake up, is still to grab my phone, BUT the first ap I open is the bible:)
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. (Matthew 6:33 NLT)