Why God’s Not Dead

God has been taken out of schools. He’s been removed from court rooms. The list goes on…

But what if God’s still alive and well today? 

He is!


Sarah Young, an unknown missionary took her prayer time and put in on paper for the world to read. Based on Scriptural context, Young put the words of Jesus into a devotional called Jesus Calling. 

Okay, people do that all the time. What’s the big deal? 

Sarah Young doesn’t have a platform. She’s not on social media. She doesn’t blog. Yet she’s a best-selling author. Since the release of Jesus Calling in 2004more than 10 million copies of this devotional have been put into the hands of readers.

As a writer today, building a platform is key. We’re told by the experts to be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogging, Tumbling, Pinning, and the list goes on. If we want to be successful, we have to be present everywhere.

I’m not arguing with that, to a point, but here’s what’s amazing.

When God wants something done He will make it happen. (Tweet That)

The evidence of that? A missionary with a heart to serve God writes a book that has sold more copies than Fifty Shades of Grey. 

That my friends, is living proof that God’s not dead!

Don’t let your fear of not being “big enough” keep you from doing something God has called you to do. I’m not in any way telling you to sit back and wait for God to make things happen. He calls us to be active.

I write this as a reminder that God is still in control. He’s still sovereign. He’s still amazing. He’s touching the lives of millions with His words through a ten-year old devotional that started out as personal prayers for a servant of God.

I’m going through Jesus Calling myself this year, and I must say, it has rocked my world. I recommend it for every soul. It will change you.

This I promise.

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  • Five years ago, I attended the She Speaks conference. There was much talk about how difficult it is to become published. One of the speakers from P31 said something that I’ve never forgot, “If God wants you published, you will be published.” Truly, nothing is impossible with Him!

    • Thanks for sharing that Joan.

    • Thanks for sharing that, Joan. It is kinda intimidating to hear all that publishers require before they’ll even consider a book proposal. So, this and what Sundi Jo said, was very encouraging. When God wants something published, it will be published!

      I especially loved what you said, Sundi Jo. That her reason for writing was “a heart to serve God.” That’s where my heart needs to be, too. Thanks for writing this.

      • Yes, Anita. Sometimes we just need to step back and watch God work.

    • Wow! Thanks for sharing this, Joan.

  • I love Jesus Calling. Didn’t know the background about how she didn’t have any media platform. I found that encouraging. Thanks for reminding us who is on the throne.

    • Isn’t that so cool, Anne? I love how God shows off when He wants something done.