"...THE LORD WILL GO BEFORE YOU... this is a gracious revelation - that God will send His forces out where we have failed to do so. He will keep watch so that we will not be tripped up again by the same failures, as would undoubtedly happen if He were not our 'rear guard.'"
"You shall not go out with haste... as we go forth into the coming year, let it not be in the haste of impetuous, forgetful delight, nor with the quickness of impulsive thoughtlessness. but let us go out with the patient power of knowing that the God of Israel will go before us. our yesterdays hold broken and irreversible things for us. it is true that we have lost opportunities that will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future."
-"my utmost for his highest" by: oswald chambers