DOZ Issue 31 May 2018 - Page 3

Editor’s Letter Dear Ladies, Welcome to the 5th month of the year! Welcome to May! I know I have said this before, but I will say it again, this is my favourite month of the year. It is for me a month of grace and a month of possibilities. When I look back, so many defining moments in my life have taken place in the month of May. As I was preparing materials for this issue, I kept thinking about fear and the impact it has on the lives of so many people, believers and non- believers alike, so I decided I’d share my thoughts. As Christians, we quickly recognize the devil as the enemy of our lives and destiny, and we daily wage war against him. Interestingly though, we never see fear in the same light. But fear is an enemy! It is the enemy that many times stops us from fulfilling destiny. Many are unable to do what God has called them to do because they are afraid. Some have been able to step out of the boat like Peter, but then halfway through they take their eyes off the Lord and begin to look at the c i rc u mst anc e s and fear sets in and they begin to drown and although God reaches out to save them, many times they are unable to complete their mission. Then there are others who are on their assignment but have become stagnated in that assignment because they are too scared to take the step from where they are to the next phase of the assignment. Many know where they should be and what they should be doing, but fear keeps them stuck in the place where they should not be! Fear is evil and of the devil! We are told that the phrase, fear not, appears 365 times in the Bible, and I can understand why. Apparently, we need a daily dose, if we are going to forge ahead. I believe we need to wage war against fear with the same intensity with which we wage war with the devil. This is DOZ Issue 31, May 2018, and it has several inspirational articles to help you find and pursue your God-given purpose. Our DOZ That Inspire You, for this issue is, Betty Parker. Now, she is a woman who understands that fear is an enemy that must be fought and not accommodated. Several years ago, when her son’s life hung in the balance, she waged war against fear. After her victory, she shared her story to inspire others to do same. As you read my chat with her, be inspired to rise above fear and move forward into the promises of God for your life. “DOZ Chronicles: Kemi” Is back in this issue. We hope you have enjoyed it so far. The plan was to conclude it in this issue, but unfortunately, this was not possible, and we will now conclude the story in the next issue. I look forward to seeing you same time next month. Blessings! DOZ Magazine May 2018 3 «