2019 Season of Prayer for State Missions
September 8-15, 2019
State Goal: $1,800,000
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What do you think about when you hear the phrase “pave the way?”
In every language there are what we call idioms, expressions that denote meaning far beyond the actual words. Those who are learning a new language can find these idioms challenging. The phrase “pave the way” is one such expression.
This phrase evokes a mental picture of road equipment preparing a new road. The idea behind the phrase is to “To create a situation in which it is easier for someone to do something or something to happen.”
As Moses prepared to hand over leadership to Joshua who would lead the Israelites into the Promised Land, he had a message for the people: God would pave the way! “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deuteronomy. 31:8 NIV).
In South Carolina missions, there are ministries which pave the way for people to hear the gospel. There are people who serve faithfully, paving the way for gospel opportunities. The Holy Spirit paves the way to prepare people to respond to the message of salvation. And you pave the way as you pray for state missions and as you give to the Janie Chapman Offering.