For some time now I’ve been using the YouVersion Bible App as a means to connect with God on a daily basis. The app offers tons of different reading plans that cater to various topics. I’ve been using this app for a little over two years now and the reading plans that I’ve completed have really helped me in so many different ways.
I try not to overwhelm myself by starting too many reading plans at once, however, I do let my feelings and emotions on any given day steer me towards a particular reading plan that I’ll save to read later. Some of the reading plans I chose are short and some are long. Most provide a daily reading, but the app allows you to shift the dates forward in the event you miss a day or two. I try my best to read the “Verse of the day” on a daily basis in conjunction with the reading plan, but sometimes I get so occupied with life that I tend to forget to read.
The plan I’m reading now is called Right From The Heart 1-Minute Devotions, which is a 230-day reading plan. This is by far the longest reading plan I’ve done since starting to use this app. I’m currently on Day 166 of the reading plan, but until today I was about 25 days behind. Every day I open the app to read the daily verse I remind myself that I need to pick up where I left off on my reading plan, but most of the time I’m at work and I get easily distracted and before I know it, a few more days have passed.
Lately, my 6-month old son has been experiencing what I’d like to believe is “growing pains” and having minor trouble sleeping consistently throughout the night. He mainly just needs comforting for the most part, but it has caused my wife and me to have our fair share of restless nights. Since my wife catered to him last night, tonight is my night. I had a feeling he would have another rough night so I’ve learned to try and rest/nap when we initially put him down to sleep, so in the event, he wakes up in the middle of the night I’m not exhausted. He’s somewhat sound asleep right now and so I figured this would be the perfect time to catch up on my Bible reading plan.
I like to connect with God at least a few minutes a day but lately, I haven’t been doing a good job. Now that I’m all caught up on my reading plan, having that time to read and receive God’s word, always puts me in a better mood and place emotionally and spiritually. Plus, now that I’m done reading, it’s nice to see my baby boy has slept this entire time and appears to be getting some much needed uninterrupted sleep.
Praise the Lord!