We all know that our phones can easily distract us from our Christian walk.
Games, news, and social media all pull our attention away from relationships with Christ and others.
But technology can also be made to serve for our good.
If we use it carefully, it can even help us walk more closely with God.
If you have a cell phone or computer, you may want to make use of several apps and features that can help you focus on your walk with Christ.
Aside from the most well-known Bible study apps, here are a few other options for your technological use.
1. The Bible Memory App
The Bible Memory App, of course, was created to help with Bible memorization! The app uses a three-step memory process to make sure you truly know each verse through typing, memorizing, and mastering.
Inside the app, you’ll find a verse library and several suggested categories of verses. Once you’ve chosen a verse or a set of verses to memorize, you can start working through the process of memory.
The app also offers features like audio playback, flash cards, groups, and even a section for kids to work on their Bible memorization. You’ll make collections of verses and set goals, then review your verses as frequently as you’d like.
This app is used by Christians worldwide with great success, and it’s helped spark a resurgence in Bible memorization over the last several years. Christians are called to hide the Word in their hearts (Ps. 119:11), so get started with Bible Memory today!
EveryDollar is a budgeting app created by Dave Ramsey of Financial Peace University. Thanks to Ramsey’s biblically-based financial advice, many Christians who found themselves drowning in debt were able to achieve financial freedom.
According to Ramsey, EveryDollar is “the easiest way to create a budget and start saving money like a pro.” The app walks users through the process of creating a budget, managing money, and tracking spending.
The app goes beyond basic features to offer the debt reduction tools that have transformed so many lives. You’ll be able to track debt and make payments quickly and decisively.
Additionally, EveryDollar makes math easy, so even the most numerically-challenged person can easily create and keep a budget that glorifies God! If you’d like to get started on good stewardship, download EveryDollar today.
3. Way of Life
Way of Life is one of the most helpful habit tracking apps on the market. While not an explicitly Christian app, it offers many features that can help Christians form and uphold healthy physical and spiritual habits.
As Christians, we’re called to make prayer and Scripture reading part of our daily lives, but it’s easy to forget or push these spiritual habits down on our priority list.
Way of Life offers regular and persistent reminders to keep you on track with prayer, Bible reading, memorization, and other spiritual disciplines. Inside the app, you’ll be able to quickly and easily jot down notes and organize your daily tasks to prioritize what’s most important.
Building daily habits of connection with God is important for every Christian. Consider prayerfully evaluating your own habits and try Way of Life as you step into the New Year!
Podcasts are an easy and helpful way to learn on the road or between appointments, and Overcast is one of the most prominent podcast apps in existence. Unlike many podcast apps, however, it’s free!
Overcast offers many Christian podcasts, including sermon channels and news podcasts that share a Christian perspective on current events. Most podcasts are half an hour long, so they’re easy to finish while driving home or waiting at an appointment.
You’ll have to put up with a few visual ads here and there in exchange for a free service, but they’re worth it for all the content you can find.
Ready to try the app and start learning? Find Overcast here.
These four apps are merely a sampling of the helpful technologies available to modern Christians. In an age where phones, tablets, and computers are increasingly a temptation and a distraction, it’s refreshing to know that these devices can still be used to honor God.
If you’re interested in trying one of these apps, prayerfully think about your spiritual goals first and then get started!
(h/t Christian Life Daily)