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Mar 5, 2024 11:21:24 AM

8 Bible Verses that Will Help Your Children Renew Their Spirit this Spring

Spring cleaning doesn't have to mean just cleaning the house, closet, or garden. It can also be “cleaning out” our soul to make room for new growth so we can renew a steadfast spirit for the Lord.

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As Christians, we can help our families do the same during the spring season. We can guide our children to help them renew their spirit for the Lord our God this spring. As we look through these Spring Bible verses for kids, we will share ways you can help teach your children to make room for new growth with the Holy Spirit.

Spring Into Renewal: Uplifting Bible Verses for Your Children’s Spiritual Growth

It isn’t easy to find new ways to teach your children how to grow in their faith. Easter and the spring season is the perfect time to recommit your faith to the Lord your God and share that same commitment with your children.

How Can Springtime Inspire Spiritual Growth in Children?

We can relate the seasons of life to the seasons in nature. Spring, when new seeds are planted and regrowth of annuals occurs, can correspond to a season of spiritual renewal and refreshment. We can relate this to "spring cleaning" of our souls as well. 

While gardening or showing our children the new growth of flowers and greenery during springtime, we can share how nature’s natural cycle can be replicated in our souls. Spring is a time for new growth, and we can remind our children that our souls require pruning and growth as well.


Let’s look at a key Bible verse that reminds us how important it is to “clean” or prune our souls to make room for new growth:

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:1-4 (NIV)

We can show our children how to prune their souls and commit to renewal just like we do with our plants and gardens.

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Let’s go over more spring Bible verses we can share with our close friends and family, as well as our children.

Zechariah 10:1 (NIV)

“Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.”

They say “April showers bring May flowers” and the same can be true for the renewal of our spirit. We must remind children there are times when we need to ask God to purify our souls with rain. Rain washes away the dirt and sin in our souls and also waters the roots of new life within us.

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James 5:7 (NIV)

“Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.”

After winter’s scenery of barren trees and chilly temperatures, we’re ready to see instant change on the first day of spring. But nature transitions more slowly from winter to spring than we desire. This spring Bible verse tells us that when we don’t see the fruitful harvest immediately, that doesn’t mean the Lord isn’t working. We must be patient in waiting for God’s timing, just like flowers are patient for their own time to bloom.


Deuteronomy 11:14 (NIV)

“Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.”

Throughout the Bible, we find instances where rain is referenced as a symbol of renewal. Rain waters new seeds that we’ve planted and allows them to bloom into wonderful grain and fruits that will make “new wine.” By reminding our children that we must water and purify our souls, we ask the Holy Spirit to help us grow in our spiritual relationship with God.

Psalm 1:3 (NIV)

“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”

Spring Bible verses also discuss where we should plant our foundation: in God. If we ground ourselves near the living water, we will prosper. We can teach our children that grounding ourselves in habits of Scripture reading, prayer, and relationships with those who lift us up helps our souls yield fruit and prosper in the Lord our God.

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Hosea 6:3 (NIV)

“Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”

There are many examples in scripture where light symbolizes God and darkness symbolizes evil. We can be assured that, just like the sun gives us light to the world, the Son gives us light within our souls. We can teach children to always rely on God’s presence in their life every day, just like we rely on the sun to rise each day.

Isaiah 40:6 (NIV)

“A voice says, ‘Cry out.’ And I said, ‘What shall I cry?’ ‘All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.’”

We can use stories, comparisons, and symbols to teach children about God and renewal. With this spring Bible verse from Isaiah, we can show children how our faithfulness can be like the flowers in a field filled with grass. We are the grass and our faithfulness blooms from us, it’s the beauty that others can outwardly see when they look at us. But in order for flowers to grow, we must have the right soil, nutrients and rain so that they prosper.

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

This spring Bible verse reminds us that God and renewal should be at the center of every day. With this scripture, we can teach our children to rely on the Lord and ask Him to renew in us a steadfast spirit daily. He is our strength, our rock, and our foundation that we can always count on.

We hope these spring Bible verses not only help you renew your spirit in this new season, but help your children as well. For more encouragement and inspiration, sign up for the Great American Pure Flix Insider email newsletter.


Marissa Zimmet

I was born and raised just across the bay from Tampa, Florida (Go, Lightning!) and attended college at ECU in Greenville, North Carolina. I am a devout Catholic and am active in my parish in Charlotte, North Carolina. Outside of work, I love to run, hike, watch movies and hockey, and spend time with my dog, Rose, and my cat, Toasty, who are both rescues.