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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. 


  1. AMEN!!! Good post!!

    Charlotte Moore

  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,

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

  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.

  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.

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