God’s Word Changes Lives

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When Craig Groeschel was in college, he was hurting and lost.

“I didn’t like who I was becoming.”

But all that changed when he was given a free Bible, and God’s Word changed his life forever…

Think about the impact God’s Word could have on the people around you—your friends, family, or co-workers.

Right now, allow God to work through you by inviting three people in your life to discover the Bible on YouVersion.

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It might change their lives forever—just like it did for Craig all those years ago.

“God’s Word ignited something in me.”

When you hear worship artist Ryan Ellis play one of his songs, you know it’s exactly what he was made to do.

But to Ryan, his purpose wasn’t always so clear…

Growing up, Ryan lived close to the poverty line, and started breaking into houses and stealing. He moved from city to city, trying to find direction and meaning.

No matter what he pursued, Ryan always felt empty and unfulfilled.

Until his mom started texting him Bible verses from YouVersion…

With every text, God transformed Ryan’s heart and empowered him to step into his calling.

“I could finally see the whole love story.”

Today, the “Heart of the Father” singer writes and performs music that helps people encounter the presence of God.

But, he might not have discovered that purpose if it hadn’t been for his mom’s faithfulness in sharing Scripture with her son.

Reading God’s Word daily has the power to transform your life—just like it did Ryan’s.

If you’d like to consistently read Scripture, the Verse of the Day is a great place to start.

Discover how to have the Verse of the Day sent to you every day—and then watch how God changes your life as you seek Him.

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Verse of the Day Stories is now in Spanish!

Verse of the Day Stories in Spanish

Now in Spanish!

Verse of the Day

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Verse of the Day Stories is now available in Spanish! Turn your heart and mind toward God and His Word through daily devotionals, prayers, and video content created by inspiring Spanish-speaking leaders.

Experiencing Verse of the Day Stories in Spanish is easy:

  1. Open your App and select the More button.
  2. Scroll down and tap Language.
  3. Under the App Interface section, change the default language from English to Español.

Verse of the Day Stories in Spanish will then appear at the top of your Home Feed, and you can come back each day to discover a new Story.

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Revamp your wake-up routine

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Start Today with a Fresh Habit

When you wake up, what is the first thing you do? Are you an email checker? Social media scroller? A “just ten more minutes” sleeper? Or maybe you’re that person who’s happy and chipper before their first cup of coffee.

Whatever your wake-up routine looks like, how you begin each day impacts your mood and mindset. So before you do anything else, get into the habit of fixing your mind on what matters most.

Start your day with Verse of the Day Stories, and make space for God to speak to you through reflection and prayer.

Here are 3 ways you and your family can use this feature to listen to God’s Word:

  1. Open your YouVersion Bible App and look for the Stories icon at the top of your Home page. Spend a few minutes on each Story screen, and use those cards as a launching point for reflecting on Scripture.

    Open Verse of the Day Stories

  2. If there are any preteens in your life, help them develop a relationship with God that’s their own by activating Kids Bible Experience in your Bible App Settings. Using the same format as Verse of the Day Stories, this feature contains content curated with preteens in mind.

    Activate Kids Bible Experience

  3. If you prefer listening to the Bible, get the daily Story read to you on your favorite voice device. Just start with the same “Ok Google…” or “Alexa…” that you use with any other voice command.

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Your generosity can help change lives. Here’s how:

Despite the global challenges of this year, God has used every situation to draw people closer to Him. Before the pandemic even began, God was preparing His Church to be a beacon of hope and healing to a hurting world.

“Every day I wake up and there’s this longing to pick up my phone to see what God says. [YouVersion] has helped to keep my life in check and to read God’s Word on a daily basis. It has given me a lot to meditate on, and the different translations YouVersion offers have given me a clearer understanding of what the Scriptures say. I’m glad I’m part of this move of God.

—Blessing, Nigeria

God’s Spirit is moving, drawing people to Himself in numbers we’ve never seen before, in a year we couldn’t have anticipated.

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Revival is happening.

Even in our world’s hardest moments, God’s light is growing stronger.

“My life had been a rollercoaster until God revealed Himself to me. I sold drugs for a living and was addicted to many of them. I was tired of living and thought earth would be a better place without me. But after a lot of uneasy consideration, I decided to give it one more shot. I had been to many traditional rehabilitation centers, but I finally went to a faith-based program. God presented Himself almost immediately once I made it to the program and started seeking His Word. Every time I open YouVersion, God’s light grew stronger and my withdrawals dissipated. Eventually, it led to where I’m at now—filled with His Word and four months clean with no urges to use or sell drugs.”

—Justin, USA

These are just a couple of stories. Now, take a moment and think about your own journey. Where were you when you first heard about YouVersion? In what ways has God used the YouVersion Bible App to encourage you?

There are millions of people around the world just like Blessing and Justin—and just like you. And when you give to YouVersion, you help us reach them.

In the first half of 2020, YouVersion experienced over one million more people engaging with God’s Word than ever before.

Your giving allows us to make sure that every person, speaking any language, can experience the life-transforming power of Jesus.

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God is changing millions of lives around the world through His Word. And when you give to YouVersion, you help us provide a way for these people to draw closer to God…right when they need it most.

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