5 Benefits Of Having A Faith-filled Calendar In Your Home
“And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.” – Genesis 1:14-15
The New Year is fast approaching and during this time, you will notice that some of the craft store shelves are filled with colorful and bright 2020 Calendars. Calendars are very useful and meaningful whether it is digital or printed. But, as a Christian, having a faith-filled printed calendar displayed in your home has its benefits for you and your family.
It helps you to avoid procrastination.
“Six days you shall labor, and do all your work.” – Exodus 20:9
Having a faith-filled family wall calendar in the common area of your home such as kitchen, entryway or living room will make a big difference for your family — these kind of calendar is perfect to write and track all your schedules and to avoid procrastination. So, write your kids schedule, cleaning schedule, due dates, family time, time for the Lord, etc.in the designated spaces of your family wall calendar to make it easier for you to track your schedule every day. “And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.” – Genesis 2:2
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1
It helps you to be more efficient.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” – Colossians 3:23
Writing your schedule in a calendar where you can easily access it in just one glance will make you more efficient and productive. You can see all your schedules, to do list, plans for the day, your target goals and what you should have done for the day. Thus, having a calendar with a space for writing is good as a planner too. “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” – Ephesians 5:15-17. Make use of your time wisely and plan your day with wisdom and knowledge from the Lord. Do it with all your might and ask God to strengthen you to do your task well. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.” – Ecclesiastes 9:10
It will remind you of God’s Faithfulness.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23
Having a desk calendar with inspiring Scripture or quotes is a great idea to inspire you and remind you of God’s Word and grace each day. Ease your mind with God’s uplifting and comforting Word by reading or looking at your faith-filled calendar. Thus, simply looking at your calendar every morning will remind you of God’s faithfulness and grace. A calendar is also a great reminder for special events and celebrations such as Birthdays, Anniversaries, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12
“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24
It adds color to your home.
“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” – Proverbs 24:3-4
Most calendars are colorful and having a beautiful calendar in your home will brighten up your wall. So, choose a calendar that will incorporate with your home decors such as wood strip calendars with Bible verses, travel spots or destinations or a wall calendar with photos of God’s wonderful works and creation such as flowers, plants, mountains and nature. “The highest heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given to mankind.” – Psalm 115:16 Thus, having a colorful, bright and inspirational things in your home will make you more happy and inspired.
“In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.” – Psalm 95:4-5
You can find time for yourself and your family.
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1
Lastly, you can easily find time for yourself and your family if you keep an organized calendar in your home — it will remind you to to take a break, to spend time with your loved ones and to focus on the things that really matters. So, spend time with your family — go on dates with your spouse, do grocery shopping with your family, improve your relationship with your children and cherish each moment together. “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Mark 10:9
Thus, find time to give thanks to the Lord for His blessings because He wakes you up, He gives you another day to live and to spend more time with your loved ones. And, also don’t forget to prioritize God in your lives and remember that Sundays are for the Lord always. “but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.” – Exodus 20:10