Many mornings it’s a struggle to find time to spend with God. I wake up late, my sons wake up early, I’m sick, or for some other reason, I’m short on time for my quiet time than I would like.
This is why I love the First 5 app from Proverbs31 Ministries. It’s a free app that has a Bible reading and short devotional every weekday. On the weekends, they have an audio recap with some of the Proverbs31 Ministry leaders discussing that week’s reading.
You can join in with the study they are currently doing or choose from any of the studies they have done over the last three years. Many are studies over books of the Bible, but there are a few topical ones, too.
The nice thing about their studies is that they are pretty short—a couple of weeks to a month or so. I like that because, during certain seasons of life, I need a win, to see that I actually completed something. To that end, they also have check boxes where you can checkmark that you’ve read the Bible reading and devotional for each day, so you can keep up with your progress.
I also appreciate how thought-provoking and deep these devotionals are, even though they are short. You’re not getting cotton candy here, but thoughts that will stay with you throughout your day and even change your life.
They don’t just have great devotional thoughts, but each day’s study has a place where you can answer that day’s question privately or you can comment publicly and see the comments of others. This feature is particularly helpful if there is something you don’t quite understand in that day’s reading. The insight and thoughts of others can help you understand better.
If you need a resource to hold in your hands, they also have Experience Guides to go along with the more recent studies. They are available for purchase through the app and give additional information and insight into the study you’re doing along with additional questions for thought.
Do you need accountability? They also have a groups feature in the app. You can join an existing group or you can create a group of your own with some of your friends. Yeah! This is a great feature to help you stay accountable, especially if you’re beginning a new habit of quiet time, restarting, or just want to learn with others.
If you’re looking for a quick way to connect with God each morning, especially those mornings when you’re short on time, check out the First5 app from Proverbs31 Ministries. Learn more here or go to the App Store on your phone and download for free.
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