BIBLE READING HABITS
Ecclesiastes 3 says, “There is a time for everything. A time to be born and to die, a time for war and for peace.”
Our lives on earth are clearly defined by the first eight verses of this book’s chapter and it definitely defined me as a person.
I was born in a Christian family and because of that, Christian values were instilled right from the start. As with all other Christians and everyone else, I do not learn from the right things I did but from my mistakes. I know that in order to grow spiritually, I have to develop the habit of praying and reading the Bible. However, in order for me to fit in with my peers I had to put off these spiritual habits.
It took a long time before I even picked up my Bible and read it again. It was only by God’s grace that I came back to my senses and started the habit of doing daily devotionals once again.
Truly, there is a time for everything, even change.
In college, I always start the semester with an extra steno notebook for my journals. It is full of prayers and verses that I picked from the Bible that really made an impact for me during that day or the week.
I wasn’t really the one to keep journals at all, but I feel like I cannot really learn from my devos when I do not write, so I practiced keeping notes. However, I never quite got the hang of it so I never even imagined having a planner. It’s really not a necessity for me unlike my best friend who has kept countless planners since we were in high school. When I receive a planner, no matter how nice it looks, I do not find it useful and it will only make my bag heavier so I often give it as a gift to friends.
One time after work, I and my cellgroup mates met for our weekly Bible study in one of the coffee shops with an old friend who joined us. She gushed about having a copy of this Daily Interact Certified Positive Planner. I was so curious so I borrowed her planner to see for myself and read a real testimony right from its pages. I fell in love with it right away.
It was the one planner I thought I could ever need. Everything is here! Gospel guide, verses, encouragements, real testimonies, stickers, cards, journal pages and more!
It was wonderful.
I became so obsessed with finding out more about that planner that I went straight to my computer when I got home and searched for it. It was already past the middle of the year so I decided to just wait and buy the 2016 copy.
January 2016 came and I am back at the website processing an order of my first Daily Interact Certified Positive Planner. I have waited so long for it so I was extremely excited. It was so easy and hassle free so I also bought one for my boyfriend. A few days later, I already got my very own copy. I immediately made it personal by making a typography of one of my favorite verses on its blank page.
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11.
My daily devotionals became much more exciting with it as it somehow encouraged me to really be into reading the Bible so I get to write what I learned in the pages.
The daily positivity quotes and verse trackers helped me a lot and helped others around me get encouraged and blessed through it.
For the first time in my life, I used a planner and loved it.
I am a user of the YouVersion online Bible and its Bible app and I love it that the Certified Positive Planner encourages its users to also utilize YouVersion app and its many devotionals.
Certified Positive truly gave a positive impact in my life.
My quiet time is better compared to when I only used my trusty steno notebook. I can manage my daily Bible reading with it as well. I felt that with this planner, I am connected to other users who share the same faith as I have and using it is like having a fellowship, thanks to its Christian vibe.
Today, my 2016 Daily Interact Planner is almost full and I am excited to see what is in store for us in the next year’s copy.