While in Exile, Prosper!


CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Kenyan writer, thinker, and humanist Mulyale Mutisya. I’ve been following Mulyale for some time, and have come to love her eloquence, her heart, and her unbending commitment to all who are oppressed. Her faith-based writing is targeted toward the “the lowly, abnormal and normal alike,” she says. “Whether big or small, black, brown or white, tall or short or in between, it doesn’t matter–we are all the same.” Amen, Mulyale!


Exile is the in-betweens. When life is in transition. When you have come from a good place, are in a bad place, and are waiting to reach an even better place. Exile is a place of both certainty and uncertainty. Certain that the future will be better because of hope, and uncertain because you do not know exactly how long the exile will last. So you wait anyway, because ‘anyone who is among the living has hope- even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!’ (Ecclesiastes 9:4). While in the waiting, many remain stagnant and only wait for the blessed future- like Israel of old who were exiled for 70 years in Babylon. While in exile, their hope was God’s promise that, ‘I will come to you and fulfil my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I…

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5 Responses to While in Exile, Prosper!

  1. Thank you for this post! Just what I needed in this season of waiting in hope.

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  2. JOY journal says:

    Love this young woman’s writings!

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  3. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch,

    Oh what wonderful things can be done to a soul when the Lord begins to work. I really feel like all the world, the things in it, and even our own bodies are the “wood” used by the Holy Spirit’s fire to refine and make our soul ready for eternal life. That makes all of this craziness make sense.



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  4. Yes! Thank you for the reminder.. as I sit here somewhere between exile and His next step up in His plan, I need to stay mindful of all those struggling to get to this first step out.. reach a hand that tiny bit down and really help them up 🤗🙏🤗

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