Early this year, I wrote a blog post asking, Does anyone read the Bible anymore, anyway? It convicted me. Like, a LOT. And it spurred me to plan a month of intentional Bible reading beyond the smaller every-day devos. And, of course, I couldn’t help but invite the world to join me. 😛 May I present #OTOctober. (You know it’s official because I hashtagged it. :P)
It’s nothing official–just an invitation for you to join me in reading in the Old Testament through the month of October. And there’s a hashtag that you can use if you’re on social media and want to share that sort of thing.
What does #OTOctober Entail?
Um…reading the Old Testament. In October.
Can you read the New Testament too? YES! There are no rules!
Do you have to read the whole Old Testament? NO! There are no rules!
Do you have to start at the beginning of the Old Testament? NO! There are no rules!
I hope you’re getting the picture. 😉
Nadine’s Personal Plan
I’m going to start in Genesis…and see how far I get. Obviously, I’d love to get through the whole Old Testament in a month but I’d also really like to be able to write a book in a month. And neither of those things have ever happened for me. I know that I can get mentally drained or burned out and that it’s important to push myself while also understanding my limitations.
So I’m just going to read and spend time with God and journal hopefully a solid chunk of time each day. Since I’ll be off writing deadline at the time, I think it will be very freeing.
#OTOctober is not about numbers.
It’s not about how many books you read, how many chapters you read, how many verses you read. It’s about reading. It’s about getting into God’s word on a deep and consistent basis.
One of the greatest obstacles for people today in reading on a consistent basis is knowing what to read. This post and this “challenge” is simply to help you know where to start. To get you going each morning when you think, “I want to read, but I’m not sure what to read.”
I know that October is still 5 days away, but if you’re feeling it you can totally start now if you want! 🙂
So, who’s in? And what do you think you’ll read?
What is your favorite Old Testament book?