Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Boring or Beneficial?

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.


  1. As I delve into the OT, I am loving it! I am amazed by how I can still get new treasures from Genesis after I've read it and heard the stories so many times before. It's amazing what God will reveal to you through His Word!

  2. There is a lot of drama in the OT. Every time I read Genesis, it feels like the first time I'm hearing the stories.

  3. So excited that you're linking up with me on this challenge. After the 90 days is up, I would love for you to consider going the distance...all the way through Revelations. ;) Love ya girl!

  4. Such a beautiful way to encourage daily reading and push the importance of the OT. Great post, great blogging mission!

  5. Hi Tiffany! Thanks so much for dropping by and following...following you now! Love that idea and yes, the Old Testament is full of excitement! Have a blessed week!