Lysa TerKeurst, bestselling author and Proverbs 31 Ministries president, wants her First 5 app to get Christians into the habit of reaching for the Word before giving the world their full attention — and it seems many women are eager to do just that.
“When social media and email are the first things we look at in the morning, our hearts get set on busyness and wrapped up in the shouts of the world. I want to equip women to truly put God first — to truly give Him the first moments of their day — through this app,” TerKeurst said in a statement shared with The Christian Post.
The First 5 app triggered more than 100,000 downloads within the first two days of it being made available and “hit (No. 2) in the Lifestyle app category in the Apple store,” according to a representative for TerKeurst’s nonprofit women-focused Proverbs 31 Ministries and Crowd Hub, the California tech firm that helped bring the free devotional app to life. CP was informed that First 5, available since July 20, had been downloaded more than 200,000 times as of Monday afternoon.
The Proverbs 31 Ministries app takes readers through the entire Bible, beginning with the book of John. “From there, we’ll go through Genesis and as we study together, we’ll unpack each book using one verse per chapter, per day. So, instead of your verse of the day being random, you’ll start to sense real progress in your understanding of the Bible by using First 5 for just 5 minutes each morning,” the app promises in the “Welcome to First 5!” message on its news screen.
When users open up the First 5 app (available via both Google Play and the iTunes store), they are greeted with a message tied to the day’s devotional theme written by TerKeurst, or another member of the writing team.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post