Onto Habit #4 : Feed Yourself (Spiritually)!
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12
That’s what comes to mind each time I open my bible.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” – Psalms 119:105
Feeding yourself spiritually has become soooo convenient and easy with all these new gadgets and ‘gotta have it now’ online resources.
Here are some examples…
1. Want to log onto and study the word from the world’s oldest bible? Check!
2. Want to subscribe to hundreds of devotions and reading plans that keeps you on track and nudge you each time you fall behind in your daily/weekly/set-your-own-period schedules? Check!
3. Want to join an online community to debate and expand your understanding of scriptures and exercise your inner prophet? Check!
4. Want another point of view about issues and subjects about spirituality – a non-religious and non-denominational view? Check!
5. Want to discover what others are thinking and discussing ‘right now’ about specific topics or subjects? Check!
Here’s a link to a recent and very interesting article about one of the most popular and fastest growing bible apps today. It is most revealing and a harbinger of thoughts and motivations to come…
If you’re stuck looking for the right (very personal, I am sure) bible app for you, check out this link and article. It’ll hopefully point you in the right direction. Or not!
Most of the bible apps come with note-taking and bookmarking capabilities if you are, like me, someone who enjoys taking notes and keeping track of fave verses. Alternatively, you can consider these apps if you prefer to keep the ‘studying’ separate…
2. Catch Notes
4. Awesome Notes
5. Notable Quotes
6. Trunk Notes (Awesome and super-duper wiki-based app – learn about wikis here)
7. Notes Plus / Moleskine Journal / Penultimate / Paper / Noteshelf
If you’re into audiobooks and ‘listening’ rather than ‘reading’, there are audio bibles available in the iTunes store, and some of the downloadable bibles on some bible apps come with audio versions too. Or, you can cheat with your iPad and get Siri to do your ‘reading’ for you (see below)! Only available on the latest iPads though…
To sign off, here’s a little food for thought… Scary and mind-boggling statistics, even more so considering it was aeons ago (3 years!!!) – Happy feeding!