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Weekly Devotions 

This is the kind of life you've been invited to, the kind of life Christ lived... He is your example, and you must follow IN HIS STEPS.  1 Peter 2:21

                                     “Create in Me”


“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)





Week of March 6th, 2023



BIBLE VERSE: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)


Devotion:  We started our dance season back in September with this verse and we have talked about it throughout the year.  


When God is working in your life (and He always is when you have a relationship with Jesus) He will grow you and build your faith and trust in Him.   The Lord doesn’t want you staying where you are… He grows us all as we learn more and more about Him and His goodness. He truly loves us and wants to hear from us often (praying), He wants us to understand Him more (reading our Bible) and He wants action from us (love the Lord and love people).  It’s like having the most pure and loving relationship there is when you think about how much Jesus loves us. He died for us. Every single one of us! That’s a whole lot of love.  He is always creating in us and when we are obedient to the Holy Spirit’s direction, we grow in our love for Jesus, our love for each other and our love for ourselves. 


Do Something:  Think about how Jesus has been working in your life. How He has been creating in you a “pure” heart. What does that look like for you now? Have you seen growth in yourself this year? Take some time to tell someone about it. 



Week of March 13th, 2023


BIBLE VERSE: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)


Devotion:  We have talked about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit quite a bit this dance season. The Trinity! God three in One. Jesus is alive! He lives in us when we believe in Him and gives us the Holy Spirit once we believe in Him. 


That is a lot to believe in and you will for sure find yourself having questions. We all do. Even preachers, leaders and your dance coaches. Did you know that questions are a way of growing your faith and learning more about the Lord? Did you know that Jesus knows our thoughts anyway and it is perfectly fine to ask Jesus your questions and tell Him what you don’t understand? It is! Ask questions, find out as many answers as you can. And check this out… we grow our faith and dependance on Jesus when we have unanswered questions and being okay with not finding out the answers. Yes, one day we will, but all of questions will not be answered until we get to Heaven. Until then, we learn, we pray and we trust. 


Do Something:  Ask yourself… do you love Jesus? Do you really, truly and whole heartedly believe in and love Jesus? If you do, are telling others and living that out through your actions at home? At school? In dance class and other activities? If you do not believe yet, why? Could it be because you still have questions and do not fully understand Him? Remember, it’s okay to have questions. All of our questions will not be answered here on Earth, but you can still believe with unanswered questions. Why not now? What are you waiting for? 



Week of March 20th, 2023


BIBLE VERSE: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)


Devotion:  God loves to create. The first 5 words of the Bible are “in the beginning God created” and He still does that today with each one of us. He created lovely, beautiful, awesome you in His image. Through the Holy Spirit, He is creating in us a pure heart. We are an ongoing work in progress and He is always with us renewing our spirit. Jesus loves us all. Always. Forever. Never changing. 



Do Something:  Share your thoughts about Jesus. Share what He has done in your life this dance season. 

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