God is omnipresent– “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell [the grave], behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me” (Psalm 139:7–10).

Charles Spurgeon beautifully illustrates how God’s omnipresence influences our daily life:

If you are in personal danger, or in the midst of a storm, or facing illness, and if you hear a voice saying, “Surely the Lord is in this place,” you will be perfectly at rest. The anxious air grows pure if he is there. Better to have poverty and feel his presence than to own the world’s riches and not know that he is here. Some of you are in deep affliction. Your difficulties are so great that you do not know where things will end, and you are deeply depressed. But remember, “Surely the Lord is in this place.” Some of you are called to some extraordinary duty and do not feel strong enough. Follow that call, for surely the Lord is in that place. He will help you. His arm will not be far off, so lean on him. His divine strength is not remote, because “surely the Lord is in this place” (Spurgeon: Beside Still Waters Devotional).

There are many more biblical truths about the character of God. Revisit them if they have become stale and let them reign in your life. Don’t let them just sit in a dusty closet like my nutritional facts. Dig them out and live them out. And, trust me, you will reap many blessings.

Felicia Alvarez lives in Southern California and loves avocados, sunshine, and serving her Savior. Currently, she teaches dance to over one hundred students and is working on her second book. Connect with Felicia on her blog or Facebook—she would love to hear from you.

Publication date: April 8, 2014