YouVersion is a simple, ad-free Bible that brings God’s Word into your daily life.By far this is the best tool in my daily devotional Bible Reading arsenal.
Here are some of the things you can do with YouVersion.
- Read the Bible. Make your choice from hundreds of Bible versions and languages.
- Study the Bible. Highlight in your favorite color, bookmark your favorite Bible verses, and make notes about what you’re learning.
- Subscribe to Bible Plans. Cover the whole Bible, focus on a topic, or read a devotional from a gifted teacher. Choose your plan and each day you’ll find a Bible selection waiting for you.
- Take the Bible with you. Download the Bible App for free on any mobile device. When you use the mobile app, your notes, bookmarks, highlights, plans, and more will be automatically synced across all of your devices.
It’s important to have a plan to read the Bible daily. I discovered that too often when my Bible reading plan happens only when I am “led by the Spirit”, I fall off the edge of daily being in His Word.
YouVersion provides me the daily plan and helpful reminder (yes, it will provide a pop up on your mobile phone if you want it) I need.
This year, like just about every year, I will be reading the Blue Letter Chronological Version straight from YouVersion. It’s important for me, year in and year out, to read the Bible cover to cover.
Most of YouVersion Bible reading plans come with an audio application. This means that you can have your daily Bible reading plan read to you through your laptop and/or mobile devices.
This is great for when you are in the car, exercising or on the go, when you don’t have the convenience to read. Some prefer the audio over reading anyway. Whatever means you use to get the Word in you, take advantage of it.
Choose a reading plan and schedule it into your day. Reading the Word daily should never be a burden but pure delight.
[note color=”#Fafafa”]Questions: Are you launching your own Bible reading plan, if so, what are you going to do? What tools are you going to use? What has worked for you in the past?[/note]
Jer. 15:16 “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts.”