Finding a God of Love

April 7, 2021 | 35 comments

God loves you. Do you know that? Do you accept this love? Do you feel it?

In this video, I explain how getting to know a God of Love brings warmth, peace, and joy into one’s life. This God of Love is closer than you may realize.

This vlog was filmed in the Deadhorse Ranch State Park, near Cottonwood, Arizona, while camping there in October of 2020.

35 thoughts on “Finding a God of Love”

    1. Thank you so much, Martine, for sharing this wonderful article! I read a long time ago about this tribe and their practices and for many years have wanted to find their story again. I work with a nonprofit that works with youth to strengthen their self-respect and respect of others, as well as compassion and forgiveness, so I am eager to share this inspiring and instructive story with the students. Thank you!

  1. Got up in the middle of the night and knew I needed to pray. I had to find my peace. I checked my email and here was your video and it was precisely what I needed to hear and also what I need to share with a dear friend who is challenged as well. I cannot thank you and God enough for this message It is certainly proof that God loves me.

  2. Such a wonderful loving message Evan which has really lifted my thoughts today. Also thank you Martine for the great article by Jill Gooding which is full of helpful ideas. I have saved it to reread.

  3. A very clear message this morning Evan. Pure and perfect,
    Waking up most mornings comes marching in mortal thoughts.
    Turning on SpiritView and then the daily lesson sermon cleanses the thought pattern from what seems to be going on, to what is really happening. Then peace is the majorette!
    God IS Love. Thank you.

    1. Thanks David, loved your metaphor of mortal thoughts trying to march in, but then Peace becomes the leader of the marching band when thought is cleansed from what seems to be real to what IS real. I pictured that majorette in full marching band uniform, expressing Joy and celebration and Love as she proudly marches forward complete with drums and brass playing a joyful song. That is our Life.

  4. Beautiful wake up video today Evan! It brought my thought right back from a little too much material wandering during the last few days. You remind me that Gods care for me ( and everyone ) is constant with no wavering…just Love being expressed and experienced.
    Martine, this is a wonderful link too…thank you.
    I have a lot of Love to live today and always.
    Blessings to you Evan and all the SV family❣️

  5. Beautiful blessing, as is all your prayerful work over the years in so many ways! Sincerest gratitude!

  6. Thank you so much, Evan, for this wonderfully inspiring and comforting video. Simple and profound.

  7. Thanks Evan, I loved “Me (all of us) and God are like water and wet, one together.” Reminded me of the poem that was lovingly shared here on SpiritView not long ago that begins, “I am the place where God shines through, for He and I are One not two.”

    The Bible says in Romans 8:38-39 that NOTHING can separate us from the love of God. Very comforting. Let’s enjoy this day that He has made, basking in His unchanging love!

  8. Martine, Excellent reading in the link you provided. So much gratitude for SpiritView and for Evan and all the prayers he does for everyone. Truly, God is Love.

  9. What a wonderful blessing to realize that God loves us unconditionally–always! Thank you, as ever, for this simple, but profound, message today.

  10. Love this blog, especially the water and wet metaphor, Evan. And thanks to Martine for reminding us of the tribe’s living approach to a fellow member in need. Such care and gentleness is needed today, more than ever! Lots of love to my Spiritview family! Xxoo

  11. as I child with a burnt scarred face from an accident that drs could not fix……a CS pracititioner told me this & the story of the men in the fiery furnace. She told this young child that God loves me just as much as those men. I truly believed this….& woke up with a perfect face the next morning. I do know that God loves me!!!!

  12. Beautiful!
    Thank you God for shining through Evan’s message today. I love you God. I hear you and feel your love God. Thank you God.

  13. Wonderful message, Evan…Thank you! I LOVE, “God is with you like water to wet.” Great and perfect analogy!

  14. Thank you Evan for this holy work you’re doing in sharing SpiritView with us.
    Thank you Martine for this Awesome article.
    Thank you All for your Amazing contributions to SpiritView today.
    I am beyond grateful for the Blessings from today’s SpiritView in particular;
    I awoke this morning with the answer to prayer, to the inspired hymn:

    ‘God is working His purpose out
    As year succeeds to year,
    God is working His purpose out
    And the time is drawing near;
    Nearer and nearer draws the time,
    The time that shall surely be,
    When the earth shall be filled with
    the glory of God /
    As the waters cover the sea.’

    -Thanks again for all the inspirations shared on SpiritView this morning, in summary:

    All & God are like water & wet, all together
    (All is just Love being expressed & experienced)

    See as God sees.

    I am the place that God shines through,
    For God & I are One, not two.

    God’s care for us is constant, no wavering
    Nothing can separate us from the love of God (Rom8:38-39)

    God IS Love:
    Cleanse thought from what seems to be going on
    To what is Really happening;
    Then peace is the marionette:
    -mortal thought tries to march in, but then
    Peace becomes the leader of the marching band
    When thought is cleansed from unreal, to what IS real
    -that Peace marionette is in full band uniform,
    expressing joy & celebration & Love,
    as proudly marches forward, drums & brass,
    playing a joyful song
    -That is our Life.

  15. Angie, what a lovely idea to share the sum up of all the quotes and blessing thoughts shared today ! thank you so much !

  16. Thank you Evan and all!

    Back in High School I was on the swimming team. Practice consisted of swimming from one end of the pool to the other over and over and over. I was also on the water polo team which required me to tread water for hours at a time. So I’m pretty comfortable in deep water. But even with all of this experience, when I’m at a lake or an ocean swimming in water over my head and I swim back to shore, there is a sense of relief that goes through me when I can again stand with my head above water. Why? Because in the back of my mind I know I can only swim, tread water, float, etc. for so long before I need to get back on dry land.

    In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, on page xi there is the following statement:

    The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus’ time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation.

    And on page 275 of S&H is the following statement:

    …God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle.

    Frequently in my attempt to practice Christian Science I’ve found myself trying to use human will to maintain “good thoughts” in consciousness. This takes various forms from thinking some good thought over and over like a mantra…to…”arguing” with error like it’s another power at work in my experience. But I’ve come to the conclusion that isn’t really the right practice of Christian Science. That is kind of like treading water. You can only do that for so long before you get exhausted and give up. As explained in the quote above, true Christian Science practice consists of realizing truth so wholeheartedly that whatever claims to be the opposite of truth just loses any sense of reality. It’s like being hugged by God. It’s realizing so fully that you are governed by divine Love that anything that claims to oppose that Love has to be unreal and therefore not worthy of any attention. A consciousness full of God’s love is like getting back to land. It’s an understanding that you are safe and have nothing to fear.

    So if you find yourself struggling to maintain the truth in consciousness when praying about something, take a different approach as Evan has described in his video today. Realize that because God is Love, God is the only source or law (Principle). “Stand” on that truth and know there is nothing besides omnipresent Love loving you and all. It doesn’t have to be a struggle when we’re willing to yield all pre-conceived false beliefs and just realize God’s love for you and God’s love is you.

    1. What a great analogy Brian. For me , you’ve hit it on the head. There should be no ‘hard work ‘ associated with knowing the fundamental Truth that we can claim and have instant access to . That is God is all, omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent and we are imaging all this good permanently. We just have to let doubt recede into its native nothingness. Thank you for your contribution today❣️

  17. Oh so wonderful, dear Evan! It is very freeing and healing. It is so simple, yet the greatest treasure in the world and in eternity – God i s Love and I s only Good, and as our creator he gives us everything good we need, as He loves us immesurable!
    Thank you very very much, Evan for this clear spiritual view of our everpresent and loving GOD ♡♡♡

  18. ONENESS “…as water is wet”

    How omnipresent is this Oneness! There has never been something called “two-ness.”

    “All consciousness is Mind, and Mind is God. Hence there is but one Mind; and that one is the infinite good, supplying all Mind by the reflection, not the subdivision, of God. Whatever else claims to be mind, or consciousness, is untrue. The sun sends forth light, but not suns; so God reflects Himself, or Mind, but does not subdivide Mind, or good, into minds, good and evil.”

  19. Somehow I missed SpiritView yesterday, and what a great one it was. Martine, the article was so inspiring. And Brian your comment reminded me of an experience I had when in high school. I learned to swim in Lake Ontario, Rochester, NY, at the age of 3 and continued my love for swimming all my life. When in high school I had to take a series of tests to become qualified as a Red Cross lifeguard and swimming instructor. Part of the test was to float on your back for 10 minutes. Well, I completely relax in the water and this was the last of our tests, some of which were quite exhausting. I just laid on my back resting and fell asleep. I not only slept, but I snored loud enugh for the bystanders at the edge of the pool could hear me. I never lived it down and was teased throught my years in high school..

    1. lol That’s a great story Lori. I think you should be proud you were so comfortable in the water you could actually fall asleep floating!

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