I don’t consider myself a techie person. Compared to most people, I don’t have that many Apps on my phone. I’m an old-fashioned pen and paper kinda gal. But when I do finds Apps that are really helpful, I love to use them.
The following Apps are ones that I use during my devotional time, and I have found that they really help make that time with the Lord more profitable. Here are some of my favorites:
1) ESV Bible App
The English Standard Version of the Bible is a wonderful and helpful translation of the Bible, so I love having it conveniently available on my phone. Not only do you get the entire Bible with this app, but you also get different reading plan options, the Study Bible notes, as well as the option to listen to the Scriptures narrated (this can be really helpful when reading longer, more difficult passages!). It’s also great to be able to listen to Scripture when exercising or working around the house.
2) Scripture Memory Typer
One of my goals for 2016 is to memorize 52 verses of Scripture (that’s one new verse a week). I have discovered that the older I get, the more difficult it is to memorize Scripture.
So, I was excited to discover the Scripture Typer App. This App allows you to import any Scripture from any translation you choose, and begin a collection in the “My Verses” section. Once there, you can simply read the verse over and over, record yourself reading it, or use the different “Memorize It” features to help you review and test your memorization skills. And all my verses are conveniently in one place. I use the free version, which is perfect for my needs, but you can also upgrade to more features for a small fee.
This app has really helped me memorize more verses and commit to reviewing them as well!
Pandora is not a devotional app per se. It’s an on-line music app that has every kind of music available at the touch of a button. I love to use Pandora to play quiet worship music in the background during my quiet time. From instrumental to praise and worship, there are channels to fit any kind of musical taste. One of my favorite stations is the “Hymns for Worship” station. This app has really added a worshipful element to my quiet times.
My Podcast App may just be my favorite! I have learned so much from so many different people on this App. It typically comes already programmed into most smart phones. I use this App to listen to sermons and devotionals (if not during my quiet time, I listen while I clean house, work on mindless projects, or drive in the car). One of my favorite devotional podcasts is the Revive Our Hearts podcast with Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth. It is such a wonderful podcast that encourages women to love God and pursue their relationship with Him. I highly recommend!
I’m sure there are many more great apps of which I’m not even aware! Do you have a favorite one that you use during your quiet times? I’d love to hear about it!