Happy Tuesday All! Who’s ready to
get this year started right with a reading plan???? I’m so excited to announce
that my church has issued a challenge to all of its partners (that's what we call our members) to read the Old
Testament (OT) in 90 days! I know I just lost some of you when I said OT but don’t
stop reading yet.I want to take a brief
moment to emphasize the importance of the OT to each of us. The OT really is
the foundation for all the rich text we love in the New Testament. Skipping over the OT just to get to the NT is
like not reading the introduction and first chapter of your favorite book.Better yet, it’s like skipping the oh-so
exciting “dating phase” of a relationship and going straight to marriage.The marriage is great, but who wants to lose
out on the fun of butterflies and discovery that comes in the beginning phase??
The NT is built on the laws, systems, covenants and promises of the OT!
I’ll be completely honest, there
was a time when I would always chose to read a NT passage over an OT passage,
if given a choice. Thankfully, I married a man that is an OT fanatic and after
quite a bit of encouragement, I recently decided to start reading through
Genesis.Wow, is pretty much all I can
say.I LOVE this book.There is so much drama, seriously, check it
out! I would like to invite you to join me in reading through the Old Testament
in 90 Days (OTN90).The reading plan can
be found here.As we read, I will blog
about some of the things the Lord is revealing to me through the OT and I would
love to hear what you are learning as well!
If you would like a bit more
information about the Old Testament, you can find some great information here.