Work. School. Relationships. Health issues. Bills. (All of these.) With so much going on in our lives, it’s easy to be distracted from the things we actually want our lives to be about.
…set your heart on what is in heaven, where Christ rules at God’s right side. Think about what is up there, not about what is here on earth.
That sounds great!
Now… how do I do that?
Between now and Easter Sunday, invest just a few minutes each day in meeting with God in His Word: the Bible. Then off and on throughout the day, think back on what those words mean in your life. Worldwide, this season is known as Lent. And millions of people will be joining you, making Jesus first in their hearts.
During the last three weeks, the worldwide YouVersion Community united to complete over 80 million Plan days — an all-time Challenge record! The time we shared in God’s Word drew us all closer to each other. More importantly, it drew us closer to Him.
To everyone who took part in 21-Day Challenge 2019: Thank you.
Starting was the hardest part.
Now, just maintain your momentum.
Each Plan day you completed for the Challenge was another link in the chain of your Bible habit. Keep your goals small and simple. For example, try chasing Perfect Weeks. String them together, Sunday to Sunday, one after another. With thousands of Plans to keep you going, you’ll always be just a few clicks away from your next new favorite:
Like… seriously? You may not realize it, but whatever is happening in your life, whether good or bad, that thing has the power to inspire people.
Find the Truth
The Bible is God’s inspired word…to you. Over the next couple of days, use Bible Lens to take pictures of whatever you’re doing. If you already have some pictures you like in your camera roll, try running those through Bible Lens too.
And then… Share it
When Bible Lens comes back with something that really speaks to your heart: inspires you, encourages you, challenges you… share it on Instagram. Use any hashtags you want, just be sure you also include #BibleLens so we can find it. We’ll repost the most powerful ones on biblelensapp so everyone can enjoy them!
Everywhere we turn, we’re bombarded with “Love.” Movies, TV shows, music, apps, social media, books, culture… it seems like everyone has thoughts they want to share with us about love. Offering advice, dealing out gossip, even trying to sell us stuff. It’s like that old saying:
“Love is all around us.”
Of course we all want love. If you’re really lucky, you find it with family. Or with friends. We all want someone we can love who will love us back equally (maybe even some-one in particular). But:
What if we’ve been chasing love…from the wrong direction?
A teacher of the law once asked Jesus what one thing was the most important. Jesus answered him with two things, and in this order: “Love God,” then “love other people.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
And what even is love… really?
Is love a feeling, an emotion? Is love an idea, a thought? Is love physical, biological, chemical, spiritual? To truly love well, and in fact, to even understand love, you have to follow it back to its original source:
“…God is love.”
1 JOHN 4:8
How do you do that? You can find God’s heart in His inspired word. We can help. Take our quiz, and we’ll show you where to look first: