Let’s face it. Almost everyone thought 2016 was a nightmare after all the deaths and bad news we kept on reading from one post to another. Now, how was I able to keep a happy mood despite all those? Simply because I rest my faith on such a Firm Foundation and I value my relationship with God that I became calm through my daily devotions. My 2016 Certified Positive Planner was the very best companion for my devotions throughout last year. For this year, the same excitement goes with my 2017 Certified Positive Planner.
Seeing the Certified Positive (CP) announce their new products late last year became really exciting for me. One of the newest in the CP line are these awesome Bible Tabs which are worth P100 per New Testament pack and P125 per Old Testament pack. It includes all the books on their designated testaments and include one extra blank tab
Back-to-school Old and New Testament Bible Tabs feature numbers, bags, and other school-related doodles, perfect for students who want to use these tabs in their Bibles.
The Steel Bible Tabs design are perfect for men who would want to make browsing through their Bibles easier. Wood Bible Tabs design is inclined for men too but can be used by ladies as well!
The Hearts and Floral designs are perfect for ladies. I’m really looking forward to purchasing my own Bible Tabs for a Bible Journal I’m still contemplating to purchase soon enough!
Be sure to check those Bible Tabs in Certified Positive’s shop so you can purchase for you, your family, or your loved ones!
2017 Certified Positive Planner
Now we come to my favorite part!!! This will be my third CP Planner and I can really attest to how the Lord has been using this awesome planner for my daily devotions. You can read the reviews I made for the 2015 and 2016 versions here and here respectively.
When I saw the teasers being uploaded by the CP Team, I was so stoked because the color of the cover is back to green and I fell in love with the design! The pages and the cover are now rounded and it comes with a garter band to keep the planner bound and together. This means lesser chance of crumpled pages when you just stuff it in your bag whenever going somewhere. When you open the planner, you’ll see a beautiful graphic image of John 15:5.
This is basically a welcome page for you and it doubles as an about me reference should you lose or forget your planner somewhere. At least someone will be able to contact you to return it to you! There’s a verse included in the page and it’s my life verse!!! Romans 8:28!
Certified Positive Story (NEW!)
This is one of the first new features of the planner, the CP team tells us about their story and what the aim of the Certified Positive Planner. It’s really nice to know about this brand’s humble beginnings and how they have affected lives exponentially all through God’s grace.
How to Maximize Your Planner
A minimalist guide on how you can maximize your planner. Most people use this as their actual planners so this page helps a lot especially on the brief description and tips for the new features.
Daily Verse Tracker
Certified Positive Planner is not Certified Positive Planner without the Daily Verse Tracker! Gear up for 365 days of Bible Reading and be motivated to finish reading the Bible in a year! On the left page, the planner suggests a new way to study scripture aside from the usual S.O.A.P study.
Aside from a signed commitment section, this page encourages and guides you on what to do for your Quiet Time (or Daily Devotions) if you don’t have any yet. The other side is for you to write a letter to God, expressing all your personal prayers and desires for the year. Look back at the end of the year and be amazed!
Fruit of the Spirit Tree and Level 10 Goals (NEW!)
This really got me giddy. I have heard of Level 10 goals before though a planner girl that I follow and it’s nice to find a format that’s more inclined to one’s spiritual life. The right side is a space for action items for each aspect. The goal is to achieve Level 10 in each virtue.
Prayer Request and Thanksgiving
Write down your usual prayer requests for each item to guide you in your prayer time. Also don’t forget to take note of the blessings and trials that come your way this 2017. Wouldn’t it be nice to look back to this at the end of the year and thank the Lord for all the good things and challenges He allowed to come your way this year?
Verse Bank (NEW!) and Spiritual Goals
Never forget all your favorite verses and write them down in the corresponding emotions so you’ll always be reminded of His Word and His faithfulness. Right page is for spiritual goals you want to accomplish this year.
Personal Goals and Savings Goal (NEW!)
Be encouraged in being a better you with setting your personal and savings goal. I’m really excited with the new features. I believe these will really be helpful in becoming motivated this 2017.
2017 Year at a Glance (NEW!)
Have a clear overview of what’s in store for you this 2017 by writing it down in the 2017 Year at a Glance page! Never forget special events and plans for this year.
Gospel of Jesus Christ
A reminder for us old Christians to always look back to the start of our relationship with the Lord. For those who haven’t heart of the Good News yet, this is the best part of the planner especially if it’s given as a gift to a friend and/or loved one.
Be prepared to be amazed and blessed with the life-changing stories of the 2017 Testimonies included in the planner. Know the real story behind familiar faces on television and successful people including Luchi Cruz-Valdes, Joveth “Josh” Mahinay, Rodolfo Dominguez Quizon Jr., Dr. Hayden Kho, and eight more others!
Good News and Monthly Spiritual Goals
A monthly theme with matching short thoughts to ponder on and verses in relation to it are included. Be more specific with your monthly spiritual goals to help you grow more in your relationship with the Lord!
Monthly Budget and Daily Expense Tracker
Be more responsible in managing your expenses and sticking to your budget with these financial trackers. This will be really helpful in achieving your Savings Goal!
Spacious as usual, the monthly view of the Certified Positive Planner can help you in breaking down major events, plans, tasks, special occasions, and other things you want to remember. Fun facts are also included in each monthly spread.
Weekly View (NEW!)
Guess what? The weekly view layout has now been revamped! Still there are daily one-liner quotes to motivate us and the Bible Reading plan, but the Saturday and Sunday are now more spacious than ever! More space to write down special thoughts and to-dos for every weekend.
Month-end Reflections and Notes
Be able to reflect on all that has happened on the past month by answering these four questions for review. Write down whatever it is you would like to dwell on on the Monthly Notes section.
Faith Booster Stickers
I really love the designs of this year’s stickers! Planning to use them for journaling and some stickers, I’ll be giving out to my friends.
Are the monthly notes not enough? Fret not as there are more pages for notes on the last part of the planner!
Special Occasions Gift Card Set
Never be card-less on gifts with these special occasions gift card set!
2017 Year-End Review (NEW!)
Flip through the pages of your Certified Positive Planner and answer the year-end review questions for you to take note of the things you need to work on for the next year.
2017 and 2018 Calendar
There’s a 2017 and 2018 calendar also included at the last part of the planner to help you out in advance planning!
I’m really grateful at how the Lord works in me through this planner. It has been my devotions companion since 2015 and I have no plans of shifting into any other planner. I’m ecstatic to fill out the pages of my CP Planner for this year!
The 2017 Certified Positive Planner is P589 and is available in their online shop. You can also check the nearest National Book Store, Fully Booked, and Philippine Christian Bookstore branches to see if they have stock or check out Certified Positive’s helpful Store Locations page on their website.
What are you waiting for? Get your own Certified Positive Planner now!
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Disclaimer: The Certified Positive Planner was sent in for review. All thoughts and opinion are completely mine.