I remember when my girls were little, we would spoon-feed them all of their meals. But as they grew, they learned to be self-feeders. That’s a part of growing up. It’s also what God expects us to do when we grow as disciples of Jesus.

In 1 Corinthians 3:2, Paul told the Christians in the city of Corinth, “I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger.”

If you ever visit Yellowstone National Park, you’ll see the big signs that say, “Don’t Feed the Bears.” When one park guest asked a park ranger why you shouldn’t feed the bears, he answered, “What the park guests don’t realize is that in the winter, we have to gather the bodies of bears that have died because they lost the ability to hunt for their own food due to all of the goodies given by well-meaning tourists.”

We’re in danger if we just depend on someone else to feed our souls. The challenge for each of us is to take charge of our personal spiritual growth.

The church plays a big part in growing spiritually and coming to a Worship Celebration every Sunday should be a major priority, but you can grow in your faith all week long, not just on Sunday.

Here are the links to a few apps that you can download for free that can help you Connect with God all week long.

2 Apps to help you Connect with God

  • The Connection Church app has a Bible reading plan built right in, a library of hundreds of sermons along with notes and application questions, an easy and safe way to give, an event calendar, and more! Click here for links to help you find it in the Apple store, or Google Play, and Android.
  • YouVersion is a useful app for reading the Bible on the go. You can choose a daily reading plan and keep track of your progress, as well as share what you’re learning with others.

I hope these apps help you grow in your faith. Download them and put them on your home screen where you’ll be sure to see them. I’m excited to hear about how they help you grow as a self-feeder.