Thursday, April 30, 2015

Adventures in Media: God's Not Dead


We enjoy movies, but rarely do I recommend movies to other people. (Especially to people I don't know in real life) To be honest, it's hard to find a movie now that doesn't have bad words, or violence, or other things that I don't want to recommend people to watch. 
But we saw a movie the other day that has been on my mind all week. 
And I want to recommend it to you. 
The movie is called "God's Not Dead" 


Have you seen it? 

It's on Netflix.
(We watched my parent's copy, but I hear it's on Netflix.)

Here is a link to the trailer on YouTube

A basic plot is that a student in a college philosophy class is asked to write, along with the other students in his class, the words "God is Dead" on a sheet of paper and sign his name...which, as a Christian, he can not do.
(There is SOOOO much more to the movie than this one sentence. But that is the main story)

One specific quote from the movie that I have been thinking about this week was this: 

"Sometimes the devil allows 
people to live a life free of trouble 
because he doesn't want them 
turning to God."

Throughout the week, this quote has popped into my head multiple. Almost like a challenge for myself. When my life is seeming easy, am I still keeping my relationship with Jesus on the front burner or am I letting it slide to the back burner? There have been some challenging times in our life over the past few years, and I automatically cling to my Savior. But I so often forget, when life is not so difficult, to STILL bring my worries and my joys to God. He wants all of me, all the time. I need Him ALL THE TIME. Not just when the storm of life is a hurricane. But when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. ALL THE TIME. 


6 comments:

  1. AMEN!!! Good post!!

    Charlotte Moore

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  2. Loved this movie! Praise God that He is the God of the valleys as well as the God of the mountain! Linked up with you at Faith & Fellowship Blog Hop & I'm your latest GFC follower! Hope you'll drop by Saved by Grace for a visit & consider following me also!
    God bless,
    Laurie
    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/

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  3. Such a good movie! We LOVED 'Do You Believe' too! So well done and thankful for clean and good movies!

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  4. I love the quote you shared here! YES, this is a wonderful movie...I am so thankful God's not dead! He is alive forevermore!!! So thankful for your sweet visit to my blog today and so happy to "meet" you. I am now your 275th follower!! God bless you.

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  5. What a wonderful post. In times of trouble it is so easy to believe that we deserve it. But if we look at it as you said - it just brings us closer to God- and that is a real good thing. Blessings. Visiting from Faith and Fellowship Link Up.

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  6. I've been wanting to see this movie and now I'm just going to have to do it. Thanks for sharing. ~Cynthia

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