30 minutes a day with God
for 30 days

Dear Church Family,

We are so excited that you, along with many others, have committed to a journey with God for the next 30 days. In James 4:8, it says, “Come near to God, and he will come near to you.” God desires to have a relationship with you that goes way beyond your wildest imagination. Press on toward knowing Him more, remembering, God’s grace is sufficient for us. It is our prayer that after 30 days of spending 30 minutes a day with God that you and many others will have such an incredible experience with God that you will desire to continue on the Quest. God is using this unique slow-down to draw us near.  Don’t miss it!  We are honored to serve you, and we praise God for each of you.

Remember, you are a piece of clay in the potter’s hand. For the next 30 days, invite Him to mold you, shape you, and change you into the likeness of His Son. That is His desire!

~ Pastor Andy Veith, for the Ministry Leadership Team (MLT)

June 1

Thank you for participating in the 30 for 30. Even though 30 for 30 is over, our heart is that you continue reading the Word and explore more resources to continue growing in your love for scripture. Here are a few devotionals that I have found helpful and recommend: Streams in the Desert by LB [...]

May 31

Prepare - Psalm 23:1-4 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you [...]

May 30

Prepare - James 3:13–18 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, [...]

May 29

Prepare - Romans 8:5-8 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and [...]

May 28

Prepare - John 11:38-42 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.” [...]

May 27

Prepare - John 9:1–7 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. [...]

May 26

Prepare - Luke 10:25-37 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life? “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your [...]

May 25

Prepare - John 10:11-18 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The [...]

May 24

Prepare - Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Devotional Do you ever read the Bible and wish Jesus had taught something a different way? For me, this is one of those verses. For as long as I can [...]

May 23

Prepare - Ephesians 2:2-5 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also [...]

May 22

Prepare - Psalm 115 Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?” Psalm 115:1-2 Devotional For as long as I can remember, Psalm 115:1 has been an important verse to me. Something about the [...]

May 21

Prepare - Ecclesiastes 12:8–14 “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity. Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs with great care. The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth. The words of the wise are like [...]

May 20

Prepare - Ecclesiastes 3:9–15 What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God [...]

May 19

Prepare - Ecclesiastes 1-2 I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. I have seen everything that [...]

May 18

Prepare - 1 John 4:19-21 We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who [...]

May 17

Prepare - Psalm 69:15-17 Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me. Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me. Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am [...]

May 16

Prepare - Psalm 78:4-7 We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, [...]

May 15

Prepare - 1 John 4:7-8 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. Devotional We cannot squeeze God into our limited understanding of what love is and walk away [...]

May 14

Prepare - Philippians 4:4–13 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, [...]

May 13

Prepare - Philippians 3:17–21 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of [...]

May 12

Prepare - Philippians 2:1–11 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing [...]

May 11

Prepare - Philippians 1:21-26 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, [...]

May 10

Prepare - Psalm 46:10-11 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah” Devotional One of the hardest things to do when I am anxious or concerned is [...]

May 9

Prepare - Psalm 3:1-4 LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, God will not deliver him. But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy [...]

May 8

Prepare - Romans 8:31-39 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any [...]

May 7

Prepare - Proverbs 30:7-9 “Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I [...]

May 6

Prepare - John 11:33-37 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” But some of [...]

May 5

Prepare - Matthew 4:19 “Follow Me,” He told them, “and I will make you fish for people!” Devotional When Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw Peter and Andrew, who were brothers, fishing. This was their profession, not something they did just for fun. It could be a very lucrative profession in [...]

May 4

Prepare - Genesis 32:24-26 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it [...]

May 3

Prepare - Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Devotional Confidence can often be something that eludes many people, including me. I can lose my perspective by focusing on circumstances or the wrong priorities. [...]

May 2

Prepare - Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Devotional Above everything else in life, we need to guard our hearts. The heart, in a biblical sense, is known as the center for all of life. It was known to be the place for all emotion, intellect [...]

April 30

Prepare - John 8:56-59 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they [...]

April 29

Prepare - John 8:31-36 John 8:31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved [...]

April 28

Prepare - Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Devotional Let’s run the Lincoln marathon in May! These were the words of [...]

April 27

Prepare - 1 Samuel 17:4-11 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and [...]

April 26

Prepare - Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 Ecclesiastes 5:1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a [...]

April 25

Prepare - Lamentations 3:22-24 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Devotional God’s past mercies are reminders of the great hope we have for [...]

April 24

Prepare - James 1:2-4 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Devotional Often when I have asked one of our kids to [...]

April 23

Prepare - Psalm 37:23-24 The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Devotional [...]

April 22

Prepare - Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Devotional Have [...]

April 21

Prepare - Psalm 91:1-2 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Devotional I love how the author of Psalm 91 brings our attention to the dwelling place [...]

April 20

Prepare - Matthew 11:28-29 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Devotional Have you ever felt like you are carrying the weight [...]

April 19

Prepare - Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Devotional God’s peace and comfort in the midst of uncertain times gives us a sense of hope. It calms [...]

April 18

Prepare - Proverbs 16:9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the lord establishes their steps. Devotional Several years ago my wife and I thought we had found our forever home. It was on a beautiful acre lot complete with a giant back yard and thick timber for the kids (and dad😬) to explore. [...]

April 17

Prepare - Mark 4:35-41 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into [...]

April 16

Prepare - Matthew 6:16–18 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not [...]

April 15

Prepare - Matthew 6:5–15 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door [...]

April 14

Prepare - Matthew 6:1-4 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on [...]

April 13

The Day After... Prepare - John 14:25-27 “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give [...]

April 12

Prepare - John 20:19-23 (Sunday) On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples [...]

April 11

Prepare - Psalm 32 (Saturday) Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night [...]

April 10

Prepare - Mark 15:21-41 (Friday) A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). Then they offered him wine [...]

April 9

Prepare - Mark 14:12-52 (Thursday) They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to [...]

April 8

Prepare - Day of Rest (Wednesday) – Psalm 91:1-2 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Devotional According to all four gospels, it appears that Wednesday [...]

April 7

Prepare - Mark 11:27-33 (Tuesday) They arrived again in Jerusalem, and while Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you authority to do this?” Jesus replied, “I will ask [...]

April 6

Prepare - Mark 11:12-26 (Monday) The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. Then he said [...]

April 5

Prepare - Mark 11:1-11 (Sunday) As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. [...]

April 4

Prepare - Habakkuk 3:17-19 Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take [...]

April 3

Prepare - Psalm 119:1-1 “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh, that my [...]

April 2

Prepare - Exodus 33:12-17 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so [...]

April 1

Prepare - Hebrews 11:1-6 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. By [...]