The App That's Saving My Day
Feb 29 6:43 AM

The App That's Saving My Day

Feb 29 6:43 AM
Feb 29 6:43 AM
There's an app for everything. Stores, restaurants, meetings, music, podcasts, social media - you name it, there's an app for it. Grocery pick up? Yes, please. But there's another app I'm using. It's beautiful. It's simple and more importantly it puts God's Word in my life. It's the Dwell app. There are many Bible apps, but this one feels different to me. 

Statistics vary on how many Christians read the Bible on a daily basis. All the ways we work at getting the Word in our lives are great. Maybe we start our mornings or end the day with it. Maybe we cover certain chapters in our Bible Study groups. Some seasons of life are particularly difficult to get the Bible in everyday though. We have a new baby and I am no longer getting up extra early for devotional time. During the day I feel a constant tug of war with the Bible vs all the other school things I'm supposed to be covering with my kids. Night time is out of the question. Swaying a colicky baby in a carrier while simultaneously loading the dishwasher and brushing kids teeth doesn't make for the best devotional time as well. Nonetheless, I know I need the Bible in my life. Even more so during this time.
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."  2 Timothy 3:16-17
I finally decided to try the Dwell app. It's not free but if I pay for Netflix I can most certainly pay for a Bible app. I have been able to choose a Bible reading plan and at the same time I can follow a playlist of Scripture reading for Lent or Christmas. Some days all I have is 5 minutes and there are several 5 minutes a day plans. Each playlist I add, it remembers where I am and picks up where it left off. When I feel anxious or overwhelmed I can search for a playlist that has a curation of verses that fit the topic. I can put on a nighttime or sleep playlist in the evenings.  I was able to put on verses of healing and anxiety when Piper was hospitalized. No commentary, no advertisements, just the word of God being spoken in my home. Hearing Scripture reading is certainly nothing new, but it has given me a fresh perspective.
There is something about reading a physical Bible and holding a physical book, but this has really been a blessing to me during this season. I have needed the Word during this life chapter and it has made it so attainable. It's easy to put on while holding a baby or driving or making dinner. I'm grateful for all our modern conveniences, but even more so when it gives me the opportunity to point my heart to God. 
"The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life." John 6:63


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