SHEMHOPE

A FERVENT HEART

ABOUT SHEM

“Only in the darkness

can you see the stars” – Martin Luther King, Jr.   

THE YEAR 1985 WAS “annus mirabilis” – year for me. It was a magical experience as I shouted my arrival with screams and tears of trepidation, to enter this amazing world.

Today, I’m ecstatic, as I gleefully share with you an incredible tale of victory and tragedy; an awe-filled wonder that will keep you hypnotized.


My story begins on a cold night in the parched hinterlands of Kitui, in a small and idyllic village, a village united both by its ambitions and travails, as I cogitate on the purpose of my life.

It’s around midnight, dark and frightening, my arms full of goose bumps as bitter winds blow from the farms. I sit outside my Dad’s old house: the villagers are deep in their sleep.

Now, are you ready for one of the GREATEST stories ever told?

My name is SHEM MUTULU, and I am perpetually cheerful, which I inherited from my jovial cattle rearing youth.

This BLOG is a soul-baring revelation of my life, and a gripping inspirational story that’s hard to put down.

It’s an emotional and compelling roller-coaster, marked with humble gratitude amid tremendous adversity in a munificent heart.

This blog serves me as a megaphone, to shout to the world that there is HOPE.

The primary purpose of this blog is to help me vent fears, rage and frustrations as I seek to pursue my coveted goal.

I keep this blog as a cherished memento, and a poignant reminder of my childhood dream of becoming a Theologian and a Christian Author,  a dream that’s worthy chasing with an insatiable curiosity, a dream I began conceptualizing when I was, but a little boy.

This blog will inspire and stir every emotion in you, and let me say, it’s simply fascinating.

I appreciate your time!

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Hello!

The devastating throes of despair can make anyone relent. Perhaps it’s the easiest thing to do in the world, but NOT me. I refuse to join the band-wagon of pessimists!

The world is a painful place, and life in it can be unpleasant and often disappointing.

But, to have gratitude and serenity amidst suffering is not for the lily-livered but the valiant.


Lowly Background!

KENYA is my domicile, and I can state with certitude that, when you visit my local village for the first time in the outskirts of KITUI TOWN, you will be enthralled by the august surroundings in which you will find yourself.

Life in the boondocks is both a thrilling and a chilling experience!

Like an actor in a bevy of starlets, you will be surrounded by a bevy of altruistic locals.

Please note that, the arid place is everything you would expect it to be: Hot, sunny, dusty roads, vast swathes with no infrastructure, dry brooks and rivulets, withered trees, knolls and frightening Pythons.

Ironically, I’m still ophidiophobic and generally herpetophobic. Reptiles leave me terrified.

Honestly, let me say, the sun-baked hamlet is my home and has made me who I am today.

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Bitter Lessons!

I grew up in that village where huts have quaint thatched roofs, and I know every nook and cranny of it.

This is where I saw the broken lives and dreams of so many villagers who were caught up in the clutches of poverty. The vagary of adversity is real here.

Coming from a humble background and while growing up, I noticed with great sadness, that as a family we struggled a lot; from a tempest-tossed schooling to starvation, and survival was always precarious, forcing me to be as wily as a fox in order to survive.

I was phlegmatic and nonchalant for a long time, only to learn dismayed that dreams are not born out of indolence, when Helen Hayes inspired “If you rest, you rust”. There is no looking back.

An air of melancholy surrounds me whenever I exhume my buried dark past, becoming nostalgic and maudlin, especially when I think of Mummy, and how she made sure that we read every night by the flickering light of a kerosene lamp. This she knew, was the only way to a rewarding life.

One of the greatest gifts I have ever received from Mum was witnessing her courage with which she bore adversity.

We had a bit of a roller-coaster life and a very challenging financial times. But, Mummy remained calm, unshaken, completely peaceful and ebullient, loving and a jovial Mum.

She taught me to stand, when it was hardest to stand.

I was often reminded of a quote from William Arthur Ward that states, “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records”.  I chose the latter!

Her immortal love is POWERFUL than the blessings of the eternal mountains, the bounties of the everlasting hills.

Her indomitable spirit is a constant inspiration to me. Thank you Mum!


Patient Endurance

I suffered a lot of pain and heart-breaks that a poverty-stricken life brings. Crushed by the weight of the world, I indulged in alcoholism in my youth in the hope of finding solace.

Soon I was overcome by a terrible apathy due to chronic alcoholism and Khat chewing; I had to pay the price of addiction with bouts of debilitating depression and a vicious cycle of pain and grief.

I was consumed with shame and guilt. I suffered from a severe Digestive Disorder and I wondered whether I would survive to tell the tale.

Thank GOD, I am the face of Redemption! God knows how to use the mud and mire to mold people into messengers of Hope. His Word – the BIBLE has been a steady, unfailing compass and the pillar of strength.

The burden brought by the Drug Abuse caused deep sorrow to my soul and body. I was feeble and utterly crushed. My heart in complete anguish, weighed down with dissipation. I was too troubled to speak as I writhed in agony of my pain. I was a slave! The yoke was too heavy to bear!.

What a wretched man I was?

I was a sensitive and lonely child, often downcast, and feeling exhausted, asthenic and enervated like Eddie Izzard when he attempted to run 27 marathons in 27 days.

I was impecunious and lost in oblivion!

Drugs left me levitating in a delirium of hopelessness and helplessness.

It felt like my prayers were hitting the ceiling and the horrible pangs of anxiety were dreadful. I hid behind an emotional platform so bruised and broken.

I was like a sailor tossed at the sea, clinging to a swaying mast.

I shed many tears. I prayed for help. I was angry. I had hit rock bottom!

I was brittle in the face of adversity. I felt singled out when adversity struck. I shook my head and wondered,”Why me LORD?”

I bitterly learned the harshness of this world!

Like a mountaineer trying to grasp a proper purchase on slippery rocks, I floundered; I was running on empty and soon my life was left higgledy-piggledy.

I was trapped behind an invisible wall, trust me. I was jolted to the core!

My days were cold, unwieldy, vapid, humdrum, horrendous, hollow and I crept and stumbled myself through one of my darkest seasons of life. I felt empty and aloof  which haunted me for years leaving me with emotional scars, unbearable heart and my soul forlorn.

I was crestfallen, desolate and withdrawn and soon I descended into full-blown existential crisis, becoming tearfully sentimental and gripped with disturbing suicidal thoughts. – I remained incredulous for quite some time and weathering such an emotional storm was blood chilling.

Laden with pain, my heart was literary bleeding – It was arduous and the eeriest, unfathomable feeling which left me flummoxed and speechless.

I was deep in a spiral of hopelessness and despair!

I wandered and wallowed like a waif. I was mortified! I wandered like a way-ward child!

My life was simply doleful and in doldrums. It was like a bull in a China shop. It was cloudy and confusing. It was a life of endless internal torment and struggle. I couldn’t hold on to my dream, wandering like a carefree vagabond!

Life brought deep sorrow and left an emptiness in my heart. I felt intense loneliness and nothing could heal my emotional wounds, except Jesus!

I soon found myself on the horns of a dilemma.

It was hard to see all my friends begin their careers, achieve their academic goals, while I had nothing, not even little hope that I was going to survive.

I was perplexed and crushed beyond repair, not only in body but in spirit. I remained bleak and dismal. I felt lonely amidst crowds. I was a pariah and in a quagmire. Seeing my helplessness and strength diminish, was very sad.

I was frightened about the future and that’s when my confidence suffered a significant nosedive and for the first time, I lost my fierceness and became as docile as a sheep!

I felt broken and helpless and like a scumbag. But when Jesus stepped in, on Friday, 7th August 2015, He fixed it all. Just like a janitor with a bunch of keys, Jesus came knocking with the keys of life, healing and prosperity and He gave them to me. I found Jesus at a time in my life when I was a mess and had hit rock bottom.


Today, I am salubrious: Praise GOD!

GOD helped me,  and in spite of dire dilemmas I remain unscathed, passionate, venturesome and upbeat. I am happy my spirit remains intact and in full verve.

It’s as if a veil is being lifted from my eyes.

Without Jesus, dreams wither and die, believe me!

I am an example of patient endurance. The trials were for the sanctification for character.

Today, I am as strong as a pugilist. I’m bold and stout-hearted!

Through all these, I come out unshaken especially when it comes to my purpose of inspiring change while connecting with people and helping them achieve their goals.

I remain humble in heart and contrite in spirit.

I am a poster-boy of simplicity and humility!

I can only qualify to be used as a  case-study whenever Resilience examples are required.

I am gregarious, sassy, intrepid and a person of unflinching focus, very decisive, with discipline that’s enviable.

I rarely give up once I want something.

I’m an ardent and avid reader and after years of reading self-help books, painstaking advice and sedulous labor, exposure, meditation, meeting wonderful people, pod-cast messages, and reading uplifting websites especially http://www.gotquestions.org – I now feel emboldened, aglow, alive and redeemed.

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Today, I’m happier because I have known sadness. My heart is bursting with compassion.

Today I’m strong, vigorous and sure-footed! I’m enjoying emotional freedom I once thought impossible.

My world, once a jail is now alive with possibilities.

I’m radiant and stirred up, my face never covered with shame.

I feel like soaring up to the sky like a Jet.


GOOD NEWS:

Like the almond tree, I blossom!

I am as happy as a whelp. I appear colorful and PRAYER is the watchword!

I choose to get the pain of the past out of me; That’s why I pray and blog on it.

Through this, my faith is restored and it makes me feel invigorated.

I have the zeal to study, and I won’t allow tribulations to pull me out or vacillate – I know the world is waiting for my next adventure.

Like the cry of a bird perched on an evergreen in the middle of a cemetery, HOPE truly can rise above pain, confusion and dilemma!

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I know I’m the only one responsible for my life, so I must keep a fighting spirit to close this dark chapter which I believe is ephemeral, and like the proverbial phoenix, I rise from the ashes!

It’s my time to rise above that morass.

Poverty is nothing to wish for.  It’s vexing, afflicting, desperate and unpleasant state and without great passion, the zeal to succeed and lofty ambitions, it may shatter dreams.

Poverty is an anathema; an oppressive ruler with iron fist: It’s stressful and energy-sapping like drudgery. It’s as difficult as it sounds.

However, I’m grateful for my pain and suffering because there is nothing that has helped me to understand the fleeting beauty of life more than these. They also inspired in me the wonderful zeal for knowledge that I have and the call to uplift others.

I remain devoted and this makes me impregnable to the vicissitudes of life.

My faith and firm Belief in GOD will never be shipwrecked.

You will find me dauntless and veracious because I am a lover of the truth.


THEOLOGY!

This dream makes me jump out of my bed. It’s like sacred beckoning to my soul and my cherished goal!

I’d love to hone my penmanship skills while writing great Christian and Motivational books.

I will be glad to be in the coterie of Theologians!

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Theology makes me eager to Learn, bother to Listen and above all, Act. I need to work on my indescribable GIFT!

Failure to achieve my goal of studying Theology, will be worse than futile.

It’s my impeccable desire to navigate the world with boldness in my duty of fulfilling the Great Commission.


Communication Acumen!

I am known for my communication acumen and my service to the helpless. This has led me to spend many hours on Pro-bono and Pro-Deo assignments in charitable organizations.

I believe these are my spiritual graces that I was given to fulfill the Great Commission and the mission of the church.

Failure to join Theology school will make many miss my wealth and love for serving people. But,  it’s the pro-bono crowd that will miss out most.

Theology will enable me fulfill my purpose, and that’s where I will show my true mettle in communication prowess.

I’m quick in learning the ropes, so I’ll easily flaunt my talents as I learn a summed up package with vital lessons in Leadership skills, public speaking and effective communication that will be essential in realization of my dream.

I hope to enjoy a good sense of camaraderie with co-savants.

It’s tough though to chart my way to university and study because of lack of funds. But when push comes to shove, I’ll not be scared to turn the page.

I want to shine in something that verily connects with my soul.

I want to be a Theologian. A Media Pundit. And a passionate ambassador of what I adore.

I consider myself a paragon of virtue and a positive role model for the youth!

I will be a trailblazing and towering academician through RESILIENCE.

It’s my ambition to live an industrious life, so that I don’t depend on anybody.

The going is hard, but my love for Journalism is INIMITABLE!

I have no time to be despondent. I choose to be sanguine.


SHARED HOPE

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” – Criss Jami

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I’m not sharing this looking for commiseration; I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

My past is obsolete and I’m pegging my hope on my beatific future.

Though life has thrown a few curve balls my way, I’ve not missed to be grateful.

In life there must be tough and lean times, and when trials and frustration creeps in – I remain unbowed.

Trust me, everyone has a weakness, a gap in the castle wall.

So many people are hurting, others in life threatening situations.

Neither I’m I perfect, but I share this as someone who is bold enough to speak out his heart. I also find catharsis in sharing my pain.

Through sharing the pain, healing began in earnest!

Honestly speaking, I’m doing great and because of my past, I have developed that feeling of inner peace, strength and confidence, which allows me to have an emotional empathy and to be truly glowing.

It also helped me know my Gifts!

It’s my bulldog determination that with Theology, I will be accoutred to the teeth and I will use my talents to inspire people throughout the world.

I want it! I must get it!

My greatest goal is to live for others. With that I won’t wallow in despair.

Sometimes I shudder to imagine where I would be if I didn’t start school. My early school taught me tolerance and open-mindedness of unmatched value.

I am affable, and like malleable clay in the hands of a skilled potter, I can be molded and shaped in the hands of the master.

I remain adaptable with a warm and memorable approach and adjustable because I know in life opportunities abound.

I am an indefatigable and prolific writer, and through writing I can express my love, my anger, my joy, my dreams, my feelings and my all.

Writing is socially stimulating.

It’s my peerless and uncanny ability to inspire the world.

That’s why I TELL IT TO JESUS!

In tenderness He sought me when I had wandered far away like a wayward child.

Peace!


Find me Reading and Blogging in my free time.

THANK YOU!

SMILE AND SHINE!

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  1. Man you seem to be on the right track. Be patient, your time will come.
    Good luck Shem!

  2. Thank you Greg Jones, I keep the hope and my passion alive.

    • julie prado on said:

      You have such an inspiring life story Mr. Shem! May you keep on being wise as a serpent but humble & harmless as a dove. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  3. Best wishes for your success in the future, Shem!

  4. Thank you Shem for visiting and following Reflections From the Heart. I visited your blog and I loved what I read, you are talented; I am following yours as well. God bless.

  5. Nice blog Shem! Did you know that in every smiling face you see a star? Thank you for following my blog. Regards – Jalal

  6. Thank you Jalal. Blessings to You!

  7. God’s continued blessings on your life Shem as you pursue your dreams. Thank you for following my blog – happy to follow yours in return!!
    Happy writing, my new friend!
    Peace, Jody

  8. Thank you Jody! Blessings to you as well. PEACE!

  9. Cory Elijah on said:

    I was just going to glance over your blog but I ended up reading all of it. You are blessed and talented to be a motivational and inspirational force that the world has been in need of, and I would love to collaborate with you to make this world a better place. May God bless you and know that Jesus loves you, and I believe in you.

  10. Hello Shem! Isn’t Christ amazing? Thanks for sharing your transformation. Finding God is incredible. May Christ continue to shine in your life. Peace be with you my brother.

  11. Dear Brother! You have a great command of the English language, which is my desire to be able to express myself more impressively as you do, so that I can lead more people to the LORD JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR.

  12. Hello Brother. Thank you for following my blog. I pray God will bless you through it. I was in Kenya just over 3 years ago. Nairobi and Nakuru. On a mission trip.

  13. I love your spirit Shem, never give up on your dream, GOD will fulfill it. Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.
    Psalm 37:4> Learning to delight yourself in the LORD is the best part of that verse.

  14. Thank you Kris! I’m so happy for your kind words and I wish you God’s blessings and love. Bye.

  15. Judy Williams on said:

    Hello Shem! God Will bless you in all your life endeavors.
    You are God’s son and know that you are in many people’s hearts and prayers.

  16. Robin Woods on said:

    Poverty isn’t the only thing that crushes the spirit. Trauma and abuse also stops people from chasing their dreams as well. I’ve walked all those roads. The birth of Christ in us brings everything to life. Christ in us gives us motivation to carry on. He brings hope to those who seek Him, strength to those who follow Him and inspiration to all who continue to hold Him near.

    I am grateful you have found hope and that you are transferring that hope to the world. Thank God for your continued vitality and determination. I have found all good things come from Him.

    I pray God will answer all your dreams and that you will bring many to Christ. Those who are lost will be found, blind will see… opening the eyes of the masses..

    Thank you for writing your testimony Shem; it truly blessed me.

  17. Thank you so much Robin for your motivation too! I’m really grateful for your uplifting words. God bless you.

  18. Wow! There is no doubt God has created you with a talent for writing and inspiring! Yoking up with Jesus will provide the doors to success. Follow the Holy Spirit’s prompting and He will teach you all things. When I became a Christian and began God’s plan for me, He called me to do things I felt unqualified to do but He made a way and now I find myself writing, counseling, teaching and preaching on spiritual things. You were created for great things! May God richly bless you and keep you forever:-) Amen.

  19. Thanks for following my blog. Shem, you have a great testimony. May the Lord continue to bless you and your ministry for Him. 🙂

  20. Planting Potatoes on said:

    Greetings Shem! – I’m now following you on Twitter – @shoeshineboy09. I like your blog and I pray that GOD will lead you daily on the path that He wants you to be on – do not cease praying for His will and be patient and He will reveal it to you! God bless!

  21. Hi Shem, please read: Revelation 3:8 > God will open doors that no man can shut. He will connect you with the right people and thrust you, years forward. Amen!

    • Amen! Thank you very much Debbie for your motivation and love. GOD bless you. Good Bye.

      • Shem! You are very welcome.Thank you for following, reading, and commenting. I hope you listened to the music along with the posts… They really add a lot to the theme of each post.
        Blessings!
        Debbie.

  22. Debbie! You are a blessing and a gifted woman of Faith. I pray to GOD for your continued strength and growth of your ministry. Thank You.

  23. Shem, thank you for visiting and following my blog. It’s very nice to meet you!
    SueAnn

  24. Thank you too SueAnn. I’m glad to connect with you. God bless you!

  25. Psalm 51:17

    My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

    http://www.inwardauthority.com

    Keep the Faith Shem and God bless You abundantly.

  26. Wow! You have a very wonderful site; thank you for the invitation @BlessedHopeM

  27. Thank you very much Joseph. Peace!!

  28. Awesome site. May God bless you!

  29. Keep up the good work and may God always provide for your needs.

  30. May 24, 2015 GOD’S MEMORY STICK’S (Please Share)
    The Living God of Creation loves and cares deeply for His creation. In the Operations Manual He has provided us with, The Bible, there are many passages written in it that describe His great concern and love for His creation. God describes some of His minute record keeping and ‘books’.
    Jesus speaking as written in (Matthew 10:28-33 “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One (the Devil), who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” (Psalm 56:8) says, “You, Lord, number and record my wanderings; You have collected all my tears in Your bottle; are they not recorded in Your book?” Or (Psalms 139:15-16), “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, (the womb). When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, (the womb), your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
    Jesus said that not even a sparrow falls to the ground, without His Father’s knowledge, and that every hair on every head is numbered, every tear is counted and put into a bottle, and He knew you at point of conception put all the number of your days in a book. Within God’s spiritual creation there is an innumerable force of spirit beings recording every single animal, bug, bird, things in the sea’s, and every human, keeping track, recording their activities for the Living God, even every hair on every head.
    The Bible mentions many of God’s ‘Books.’ (Revelations 20:11-15; The Judgement of the dead) “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
    Scripture indicates God keeps records of everything. Every soul and DNA established at conception, God sets up a ‘spiritual Thumb Drive or Memory Stick’ for Heaven’s record keeping Angels to record everything that soul hears, feels, see’s, touches, smells, tastes, thinks, needs, wants, desires, emotion’s, and ambitions, etc.
    When a human dies, they must face the Judge of Eternity. Depending on whether or not they have placed their ‘faith’ in the Son of the Living God, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Savior, with their name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, will determine which of two of ‘God’s Courts’ or ‘Judgement’s’ they will be required to stand before. The ‘Court’ or ‘Judgement’ for those who have placed their ‘faith’ in Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, and whose Names are found in the Lamb’s Book of Life, is called the ‘Bema Seat’ or the ‘Judgement Seat of Christ’ which is different from the ‘Judgement of the Living God’ or ‘The Great White Throne Judgement’, (Rev. 20:7-15), for those whose names are not found in the Lamb’s Book of Life. The believers will have to stand before the ‘Judgement Seat of Christ’, to account for their life, their ‘Memory Stick’, which recorded all of what the believers did while on Earth, (Romans 14:10-12, 2Cor.5:10). Afterwards, each is filtered or ‘cleansed’, as though through fire, (1 Cor. 3:12-15), by God. What remains is only those works done in righteousness, and used to determine the believers rewards, based on their righteous activities after accepting Christ as their Savior. The Living God, when reviewing a believer of Christ, who has accepted Christ’s atoning death to sin, once for all, sees only His Son’s sacrifice for the believer, not the believer’s sins.
    The believers ‘Court’ or ‘Bema Judgement’ is more like that of the podium or dais upon which the Olympiad’s winners stand, in order to be presented their rewards. The least of these rewards is eternal life in Heaven in an incorruptible body that does not deteriorate, get sick, suffer pain, and there are no more tears or sadness. There are also crowns and many other awards, beyond our understanding.
    If one thinks there is unfairness remember, everyone is a sinner, no one is free from guilt, (ROMANS 3:22-24) “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” All have fallen short, but all are invited, all one has to do is RSVP Christ, by accepting His invitation to salvation. After all, those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life are all sinners, only they accepted Christ and are saved by His Grace.
    Anyone can RSVP Christ, just pray for His forgiveness of all their sins, ask that Christ, by faith, come into their heart, God knows their heart and is not concerned about what words are used. But here is a suggested prayer: Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be. Amen.
    For those whose names are not found in God’s Book of Life, they will be required to stand before the Judge of all Creation, and endure the review of their life, God’s Memory Stick, from the beginning to the end, enduring reviewing all their motivations, greed’s, arrogance’s, deceitfulness’s, disobedience’s, wickedness’s, evil desires, selfishness and selfish ambitions, pride, sexual immoralities, jealousies, rage’s, slanders, gossiping, disorder, adulteries, malice’s, deceit’s, lewdness, envy, follies, debaucheries, dissension’s, lust’s, impurities, haughtiness, hatred’s, rebellion, murder and every other sin against the Living God, as NO excuses will be allowed.
    Before the ‘Memory Stick’ of the lives of those, whose names are not in the Lambs Book of Life, has been fully reviewed all shall understand why they deserve the just punishment of God that being the Second Death, in the Lake of Fire, also called Hell.
    (Ephesians 6:12) “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” This speaks of Satan, the Devil, and his loyal evil spirits, those fallen angels.
    A Musing By Max D Cook, Milton, WA USA

    • Wow! Thank you very much Max for the Message. It’s a Great piece worthy sharing and a Great reminder indeed!
      God bless you in your ministry, and I hope to talk to you soon.
      Peace!

  31. Thanks for following my blog, Shem! I’m following back. I love your authentic ‘voice’. Keep speaking your brilliance!

  32. oursisterscity on said:

    Hi Shem!….your site is so good….may GOD BLESS U.

  33. Thank you for sharing your powerful and inspiring message. You are truly a reflection of the life that has been given to you in the sense of hope and victory. May God continue to bless you in the highest potential of every dream! May you go in to bless the lives of others.

    In the Father’s LOVE,

    Tiffany

  34. You are indeed a blessing and your command of English is thrilling. Greatness comes to those who wait patiently for the Lord’s timing.

  35. My heart was touched by your boldness Shem. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading some of my poems. I do hope you’ll come again. Blessings!
    Debbie.

  36. Shem! Can you imagine I read everything and the comments to the very end. I am not good in English, and I must say I admire you so much. It’s so great you adore Jesus, He will do for you more than your imagination. Please don’t limit yourself, let Jesus lead and guide your life, you will be amazed and you will live a complete and fulfilled life. Blessings!

  37. Victory Mission for Christ on said:

    Thank you for inviting Victory Mission to share with you. We will continue to pray for you and with you.

  38. Dotse George on said:

    Shem, I thank God for enabling you to create this blog. I admire you and I encourage your help and your corporation in the kingdom of God. I believe one day we will meet here in Ghana. God bless you!!!!!

    • Thank you very much George for your kind words. One day, God’s willing we shall meet in Ghana in my Great Commission of preaching the Good News of salvation to the world.
      God bless you!
      Peace!!!

  39. Thank you for sharing, Shem. A very nice blog. You’ve come a long way my dear brother. GOD has His eye on you, and for sure He will grant you a successful future in accordance to His will.
    Stay in high spirits, SHEM.

  40. God bless you Shem! I met you on Twitter and I like connecting with brothers and sisters in Christ all across the world. Thank you for sharing your heart with the World.

  41. I did not have time at the moment to read the events in your life but I read enough to know it is a great journey and I am touched by all you had to go through and survived in finding Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. May you continue to be an inspiration and blessing to others as you journey with the Lord Jesus. I have never been to Africa but my daughter has been to Nigeria. I went to a Nigerian wedding in 2015 in Miami Florida and I had a wonderful time. Then I went again in November 20-22/2015 in promoting my book through Author Solution. I really did my own promoting and I have been to several Nigerian weddings and events in Lansing Michigan where I live. I am busy answering and giving my testimony on twitter. Take care and God Bless!!!

  42. Denis Mutama on said:

    Thank you for inspiring me, am blessed and I will remain humble

  43. Amen, Brother!
    Jesus Saves!

  44. Shem!, I’m so happy to ‘meet’ you! Will be coming back to snoop around your blog!!

  45. I loved your testimony, Shem!! Our God is a God of Redemption! May He bless your journey and your gifts and talents to bring Him glory and honor!
    Love!

  46. Blessed Sabbath brother SHEM MUTULU with our Yahusha/Son of God /Heavenly Father!
    Amen.

  47. Heart felt words, God bless you!!

  48. Those who travel the most difficult road will often discover the most precious treasures during their journey.

  49. Evelyn Gonzalez on said:

    Hello Shem, it’s Evelyn (Eve1668 on Twitter). Your testimony really touched and blessed me and you’re always in my prayers. May the Lord bless you greatly and give you your heart’s desire.

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