There’s no denying it; the digital era had a significant impact on every society and our day-to-day activities. It came with many opportunities that have pushed our boundaries in becoming more high-tech, way beyond our imagination. Today, online apps promise us “games to help you find your happiness”, “life-changing skills” and exercises to help you relax”; this digital world has indeed given a new definition to comfort, learning and living.
It’s very easy to get lost in the hype and go with the flow. You’ve got weight loss apps that can keep you motivated toward your weight loss and wellbeing goals; educational apps that cover most subjects at a range of levels; productivity apps that can help you make the most of every minute spent; apps that provide emotional coping strategies are even available and you’ve got Netflix to keep you entertained throughout the year. Do we need anything more than that?
Accepting that these digital technologies play an increasingly central role in our lives and we don’t need anything more; accepting that this is the best world to live in are not part of who we are and who we are called to be.
For Christians, this digital age has come with many opportunities as well as costs. Mobile phones and other technological gadgets may have simplified our lives and brought more comfort to them, but have you thought about their reverberations when it comes to our spiritual responsibilities?
When you are a believer and follower of Christ, you are called to always stand in faith and remain close to God. At any place or in any given circumstances, you should trust God and always be in contact with Him.
It’s true how social media platforms have drifted many children of God away from the Almighty. However, if you remain faithful to God, having an internet access won’t be able to stop you from growing closer to Him. In fact, I’d say, if you let the Holy Spirit guide you, you’ll even be able to use digital technologies in growing closer to God.
One of the main foundations of a Christian faith is the gospel of God and thankfully, today, you can just grab a pair of earbuds and listen to God’s word while being on the road.
Daily Audio Bible
Powered by Bible Gateway, this wonderful app is committed to helping believers get into a daily rhythm with the Bible. Through the mobile app or access to the website, you can listen to a daily Biblical scripture reading. If you register, the daily Biblical scriptures will be emailed to you every day.
Biblical scriptures can be narrated in various languages and even include kids’ and teens’ versions. What’s even better is that if you listen to it daily, you’ll have read the whole Bible within one year.
What I like the most about this app is that it’s narrated by Brian Hardin, a very humble servant of the Lord who has an extremely passionate voice that will make it feel as if God is directly speaking to you.
Here’s how the podcast goes: A text from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, a Psalm, followed by Proverbs. Generally, it takes about 20- 25 minutes or so.
This is the perfect scripture engagement tool to share with fellow members of your church.
This app includes Biblical scriptures in 1 300+ languages (new languages are added on a monthly basis). It is also widely known for its dramatized audio Bible as all the bible audios are recorded in unique ways, including dramatized tones with a heart-touching emotional way of narration. Thus, it sounds more real and it’s a real pleasure to listen to it.
The app also includes bible reading plans that can be customized to meet your requirements.