Mikel French Articles

Finding God in the Storms of Life

Night came rolling in as the chilling winds of a winter storm began to blow.The thunder of missiles hitting buildings...
Holy Risk Commands Holy Action

Holy Risk Commands Holy Action

In 2020, I have woken up more times with questions, doubt and fear than any other time in my life. Sometimes, these feelings are paralyzing.I am sharing openly because I know I am not the only person who has these feelings. Honesty can yield compassion, unity and...

7 Keys for Turning Darkness Into Destiny

7 Keys for Turning Darkness Into Destiny

Everywhere we turn, the atmosphere of life permeates with desperation—in politics, business, airports, homes, yes, even church, and you.It is one week until the U.S. elections, and COVID-19 is like a haunting cloud over the entire planet. Instead of a season of...

Why This Is Your Only Hope in the Midst of Turmoil

Why This Is Your Only Hope in the Midst of Turmoil

I have listened to powerful messages on learning to hold life loosely so it will not break. But what I have experienced whether I hold on to life forcefully or lightly; it falls apart.But I want to testify in my brokenness and surrender. The Lord is faithful to reveal...

Is the Church Taming the Holy Spirit?

Is the Church Taming the Holy Spirit?

Is the church taming the Holy Spirit?I mean this in the classic sense of the word: "Make less powerful and easier to control."It is easy to slip into depersonalizing the third member of the Trinity, God of the Holy Spirit.I see today's church, and I wonder if we still...

Spirit-Filled Pastor: Are You Too Serious for God?

Spirit-Filled Pastor: Are You Too Serious for God?

One morning, as I stood in the kitchen preparing my favorite drink, iced tea, my lovely wife Marsha walked in and saw the seriousness across my face.She gently asked, "What's wrong?" My typical male response was "Nothing.""What are you thinking about?" She asked...

What Choices Are You Making in This Hour of Darkness?

What Choices Are You Making in This Hour of Darkness?

Is the enemy of darkness robbing your joy?Say this out loud, "I choose joy!"Philippians 4:4 (TPT) says, "Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let joy overflow, for you are united with the Anointed One!"Joy is an outward expression that comes...

Why the Rest of 2020 Is Ripe for Mass Revival

Why the Rest of 2020 Is Ripe for Mass Revival

Is anyone else besides me fed up with all the fear, doubt and hostility?The day that Pentecost exploded was a time of national turmoil and world conflict. Fear consumed the hearts of many. Darkness filled the city's atmosphere on what was meant to be a day of festival...

The Hypocritical Double Standards for Protests and Churches

The Hypocritical Double Standards for Protests and Churches

Let's address the elephant in the room. Is the church being asked to be silent by closing their doors?Would that be considered a part of voter suppression? Is there is a significant double standard in the United States?Preaching, singing and going to church are said...

Spirit-Filled Pastor: Will America Choose Science or God?

Spirit-Filled Pastor: Will America Choose Science or God?

Is the dysfunction of 2020 almost over?To me, the answer is obvious, automatic and intuitive.No.Protests in our streets are not shattering the demonic slavery of racism.Civil unrest and violence throughout our nation are not revealing the potential of peace,...

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