Getting a routine of devotionals going can be really hard work, it’s not that you don’t want to or don’t think it’s an important thing, but when you aren’t in the habit of doing it. Devotionals are a tricky beast as well as you get a guilt trip whenever you don’t do them and feel useless often leading to an increase in feelings of hopelessness and despair that you’ll never be a great Christian and never start good habits on the go and so you might as well just give up now.
Of course there are some great reminder apps out there and even habit checklist apps that allow you to add in daily/weekly or monthly events with a reminder to help you, but they are only a partial solution. If you miss a week then the feelings of guilt come back and build. Whenever I’ve used one of these apps, I usually end up feeling gradually more guilty and then take away various reminders so I’m left with things I can always do…Until I met Lift with focuses on Gamification and community rather than just doing it on your own. Let me first tell you a bit about habits, and then a bit about Lift and by the end I’m sure you’ll agree that Lift is one of, if not the best app out there to help you kickstart a new habit, like daily bible reading/quite times/memorising verses etc.