We cannot think rightly of God until we begin to think of Him as always being there, and there first. Begin where we will, God is there first. He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, which was, and which is and which is to come. In one unified present glance, He comprehends all things from everlasting and He can see past, present and future without moving His eyes. Very simply put, God sees and knows one hundred percent of everything that can be seen and known because He was there first. 

God has perfect knowledge of everything.  That He knows all things, is omniscient.  That He is everywhere, is omnipresent. His knowledge is perfect and beyond measure.

Not only does God know all things, He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. One interpretation of Colossians 1:17 is that all is of God, because God is always previous. The word “before” in the scripture means ahead of, earlier than and previous to.  When you expand the definition of the word “previous,” it means earlier, prior, before, preceding and already arranged. The Lord always goes out before you to ensure His plan for your life is pre-arranged, predetermined and pre-planned, so it will lead to a triumphal procession.   Bottom-line, God gets there before you.  

God is a personal God.  Whatever you need,  He went before you to meet the need. So what are you worried about?  I pray, absolutely nothing.  God has a proven track record. His previous workings always meets your present response.  For instance:

  • He is there before you get there.  
  • He knows before you know.
  • He sees before you see it.
  • He does before you do.
  • He moves before you move.

Must I say more? 


  • He healed before you became sick.
  • He sent food before you got hungry.
  • He provides before you need.
  • He answered before you called.
  • He knew you before you were formed.

What does all of this mean? God is preceding you. He is earlier than you, He is prior to you, He is before you and He goes before you.  God is always previous to ensure everything in your life is done according to His plan.  He is always previous so He can arrange and plan everything you will need to accomplish His plan in His kingdom.

When you truly understand that God is BEFORE you, you will take confidence in knowing that He will BE FOR you.  Trust the Planner in 2013.  He has already been where you are going.