Day 3

God Is Omnipresent

from the Attributes of God reading plan


1 Kings 8:22-29, Psalm 139:7-12, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 17:24-28

BY She Reads Truth

God is present everywhere in His creation but also above and beyond it. This remained true even as Jesus entered our world as a man and remains true as the Holy Spirit takes up residence within believers.

The Bible can be described as the story of God’s presence with His people. From walks in the garden with Adam and Eve to the incarnation to the gift of His Spirit at Pentecost, God was there. But the presence of God is not limited to any one location or situation.

Using a series of rhetorical questions, God outlines the all-encompassing nature of His omnipresence through the prophet Jeremiah:

“Am I a God who is only near… and not a God who is far away? Can a person hide in secret places where I cannot see him?… Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” (Jr 23:23–24).

These verses not only show that God is both near and far, filling the heavens and the earth, but that He is always with us. There is no escaping His presence. At first, we might find this truth unsettling, but when we understand God’s heart toward His people, we can find it comforting. We echo the words of the psalmist: “But as for me, God’s presence is my good” (Psalm 73:28).

God’s omnipresence means He sees us, knows us, is with us, and will never leave us. It’s a very practical truth because the greater our awareness of His presence, the more we live with a healthy fear of the Lord. We think twice before giving in to temptation, knowing our sins are not secret. We learn to go through our day with God, abiding in Him moment by moment. We find it a natural thing to pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17), because He is always right there with us.

Upon completing His earthly ministry, and before ascending to heaven, Jesus promised His disciples He would send the Holy Spirit to them. His last words in the Gospel of Matthew are, “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (28:20). We experience Jesus’s constant presence through His Spirit, who lives in all believers. And one day, when Jesus returns, we will see Him not just with eyes of faith, but “face to face” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

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  1. Natasha R says:

    Hi SRT team, thanks once again for the amazing work. I would just like to highlight the glitches in the app that I have encountered, which I’m sure others have called attention to already. (1) The posts are not in chronological order, and some are shown as having been posted months ago, thought it seems they were posts about the current devotional. Furthermore, replies that I have been making to other people’s posts appear as separate posts. I really appreciate this chat feature in the app, as the conversations and exchanges here give me great insights. However, because of these glitches, the flow of the discussions are not as smooth as they can be. (2) When I am typing a post and try to leave the typing window to scroll through the chat to look for specific posts to reply to (I am usually looking for specific ladies to pray for), the app posts the unfinished message. Now, both these issued are minor to me, and they will not stop me from growing and learning with these devotionals, but I do pray that God gives you the resources and expertise to fix them. Thanks once again for the work that you do! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Natasha R says:

    I love how the Old Testament readings in this devotional show me how God is everywhere, BIG, glorious and powerful and how the New Testament verses remind me the He is INTIMATE with me, walking beside me and living inside me. There is truly no escaping his presence, and that is extremely comforting as well as a firm reminder

    1. Natasha R says:

      Okay, reposting this as I did not mean for my earlier unfinished post to be sent. I love how the Old Testament readings in this devotional show me how God is everywhere, BIG, glorious and powerful and how the New Testament verses remind me that He is INTIMATE with me, walking beside me and living inside me. There is truly no escaping his presence, and that is extremely comforting, and also a firm reminder to always walk in His Ways. Thank you SRT team for this wonderful devotional. Julie, I am praying for you, your daughter and the hospital team taking care of her. Angie, thank you for that lovely reminder that we are all equally loved and cherished by God. ❤️

  3. Teel Kelley says:

    Amen

  4. Hayley Chipper says:

    I love this. Over the last six months I have been through some really dark valleys, and in those valleys all I was able to do was to lean further into God and trust in His goodness. Knowing that He was always there with me in that valley, and experiencing it personally made Him so much more real. Now, coming out of that valley, I know that yes, God is omnipresent, even in places you wouldn’t expect Him to be.

  5. PamC says:

    Thank you Angie.
    Thank you Churchmouse

  6. Christina says:

    I love the word omnipresent as a description of God’s presence. Near or far, God is there. I find this especially comforting due to my history of years of darkness blocking my view from seeing His presence. I love the fact that God has been there from the very beginning, loving me just like any other child of His. He is OMNIPRESENT.

  7. Sherryl says:

    Angie – Thank you for your post. I want to carry your words with me always. I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 19 years. I absolutely love it and love how it allows me to care for my kids, my husband, my friends, my family, my home, and myself. I am living my dream and still to this day feel like this is what I am meant to be doing. However, I live in a very fast-paced, highly educated part of the country, where it seems the “norm” is to be a working mom. Because of this, for the past 10 or so years, I have been hopping from career idea to career idea, from part-time job to part time job, and from school programs to different Master’s Degrees, so I can feel as though I am just as “worthy” as others. Thank you for helping me to see that my worth is not in what others think, but in what God thinks! He is with me always, has planned this for my life, and my value and purpose in found in Him and through Him! He is with me always!

  8. Mari V says:

    God is omnipresent. He is with me always! He has never left me. He has never left me and my kids. He hasn’t even left their dad. He promises that HE is with me always! I’m so grateful that is the God that we serve. Another thing that stood out to me this morning is from the author of today’s devotion is: We think twice before giving into temptation knowing our sins are not a secret. I pray may I always be on guard not just because my sins are not a secret to my God but because I have a little eyes watching me.

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