• Building Relationships Through Stories.
    October 2nd, 2023 Monday Motivator Since the pandemic, I’ve witnessed a need for human connections. Even though the pandemic occurred a couple of years ago, its effects linger. Many people were left with deep loneliness due to the loss of loved ones or the extended periods of separation. It created a rift in our relationships, and I believe it’s a divine call to bridge that gap, not only with those we already know but also with strangers. That’s why this … Read more
  • The Significance of Your Creation
    September 25th, 2023 Monday Motivator Two weeks ago, when I arrived in Kona, Hawaii, I couldn’t help but be amazed by its natural beauty – the vast oceans, majestic volcanoes, and lush tropics. Now that I’m back home in Oklahoma, I gaze out my window and witness the unique beauty of this season here as well. During this time, a verse from Genesis 8:22 has been on my mind: “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and … Read more
  • Act with Courage
    September 18th, 2023 Monday Motivator A word that God has been dropping in my heart as we enter this Fall season is courage. The first day of Fall lands on the same day every year, but it still tends to sneak up on us. We get wrapped up in back-to-school activities, work, and life’s challenges, but before we know it, we’re surprised that the heat has ended.  This got me thinking: we are often surprised by the challenging season we … Read more
  • Establishing Your Identity In Christ.
    September 11th, 2023 Monday Motivator Today marks the fifth Monday Motivator in our series, “Getting Rid of Excess Baggage.” To catch up on previous posts, simply visit this link: https://mikelfrench.com/blog/. As the saying goes, “Save the best for last,” and that’s exactly how I feel about what I’m sharing with you today – the topic of our true identity. Understanding your authentic identity greatly influences the joy you experience in life. Israel lost their joyful spirit because they forgot who they truly were. It … Read more
  • Walking with Your Spiritual Eyes
    September 4th, 2023 Monday Motivator “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7 Keeping our focus on God’s promises rather than getting caught up in doubts and challenges is crucial. Remembering His faithfulness, proclaiming His promises, and writing down our vision can all help us stay aligned with His plan. It’s all about walking by faith, not just relying on what we see in the natural. That’s what the Israelites struggled with. They lost their faith … Read more
  • Keep On Marching!
    August 28th, 2023 Monday Motivator Do you get discouraged by today’s challenges and forget the reality of what God is doing in your life? You might just be in a season of change. You may have entered something new, which could be a transition period.  I want to tell you to avoid getting STUCK in transition. The story isn’t done! It is not uncommon to start something new with excitement and then, over time, lose your joy and the enthusiasm … Read more
  • Is Your Focus On God or The “Good Ole Days”
    August 21st, 2023 Monday Motivator I’ve been talking a lot about the Israelites for a good reason. Heads up, I plan to talk about them for a while because their journey to the promised land highlights things we should NOT do if we trust God. One of the biggest things that shocked me about the Israelites was when they began glamorizing their past.  They talked about the past as if they were missing out or simply missing being there. They … Read more
  • Are You An Emotional Over Packer?
    August 14th, 2023 Monday Motivator I will cross over into 5,000,000 paid miles with American Airlines in a few days – not including other airlines I have flown on.  I’ve had my fair share of experiences with flying, and the biggest thing I’ve learned is what to pack and not pack. You never want too much luggage when traveling. And that’s what I want you to remember, on flights and in life, you never want excess baggage. I’m sure you’ve … Read more
  • If God Asked You To Act, Would You Be Ready?
    August 7th, 2023 Monday Motivator So many of us desire to be used by God, but when the opportunity comes, are we ready?  Are you built up and sensitive enough to hear and be used by God? I have a friend who knows when they have a busy week ahead of them; they set out each outfit they will wear for each day.  Sometimes they even meal prep. They prepare. They are ready. When we prepare (for anything in life), … Read more
  • Do You Listen or Respond?
    July 31st, 2023 Monday Motivator James 1:19 says, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.” I wanted to start with this verse because it leads into our 5th STOP SIGN. Today is the end of our series, but I hope you’ve read and applied each stop sign to your life! Our last stop sign is “Stop volunteering advice and listen.” Now, there is nothing wrong with … Read more
  • Can You Be Trusted?
    July 24th, 2023 Monday Motivator When you approach a stop sign, first you stop and then look both ways. If not, you risk getting into an accident and never reaching your destination. The same applies to the stop signs I’ve shared over the last few weeks. You risk not walking in victory and joy if you don’t stop! Watch for stop signs so you can: And today’s is to stop gossiping.  When you gossip, you communicate that you cannot be … Read more
  • Let your yes be yes, and your no be no.
    July 17th, 2023 Monday Motivator Have you ever been let down? I know I have, and I know that I’ve let others down as well.  The STOP Sign series I’ve been sharing with you is pushed to change your heart, mind, and actions completely. That’s why, today, I want you to STOP MAKING PROMISES YOU CAN NOT KEEP. We often do this out of guilt for saying no, feeling obligated, or fear of rejection, but I got good news for … Read more
    July 10th, 2023 Monday Motivator Last week, I told you to “Stop making it all about you.” If you missed it, you can read it here. I promise it’s worth it! If you remember, I said that often when we make everything about ourselves, it leads to selfish living. A symptom of this is constantly complaining.  So, today’s stop sign is to STOP COMPLAINING!  To stop complaining is easier said than done. I have had to work on this personally. … Read more
  • Stop Making It All About You…
    July 3rd, 2023 Monday Motivator We live in a society where Christians can fall into the culture of the world, and what is the culture of the world?  “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME.” Today, we begin our 5-week series called STOP SIGNS – we will look at five things that can hinder us from victory and rob us of joy.  Anyone can fall into an “all about me” mentality. Many people fall into this because they view themselves as “broken,” and … Read more
  • Have You Opened Your Door To Someone In Need?
    June 26th, 2023 Monday Motivator Last week was eye-opening.  In Tulsa, Oklahoma, we had one of the worst storms I have seen in an awhile. You might have seen it on the news or live here, but we had up to 100mph wind. THAT’S CRAZY! Thankfully, our home didn’t take much damage, but we did lose power. It was very inconvenient due to the busy week and the things I needed to plan for the upcoming week.  This challenge opened … Read more
  • Sowing Your Gifts Into the Lives of Others
    June 19th, 2023 Monday Motivator Did you know the gift placed in you is not only for you? Whether it is a spiritual gift like preaching or teaching or something like having the heart to serve, God gifted you for the benefit of those around you! Ephesians 4:11-13 shares with us that our gifts are for equipping and edifying the Christian body. In other words, they help perfect and build up believers in their walk with God. 1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each … Read more
  • The Cost of Love
    June 12th, 2023 Monday Motivator A man sharing poetry on America’s Got Talent said, “The cost of love. When you love someone so much, you can’t imagine life without them.”  I couldn’t help but think of how this saying relates so much to the love of our Father. This line from his poem reminds me of John 3:16, “That God so loved the world that He gave His ONLY begotten Son.” We all know this verse, but it bears repeating and … Read more
  • Your Obedience Unlocks God’s Favor 
    June 5th, 2023 Monday Motivator There are many things I enjoy and love in life. I love to golf on a breezy summer day with friends, but one thing that cannot be beaten that I love is the favor of God. God’s favor brings about protection and provision.  When traveling to minister, the first thing I ask is that you pray one minute a day for me so that God will allow me to have favor wherever I visit to … Read more
  • How You See Others Creates Words of Life or Words of Death
    May 29th, 2023 Monday Motivator A friend shared a simple truth with me a few years ago. While it’s not a complicated saying, the longer I thought about it, the more powerful it rang. He said, “When we focus on people’s weaknesses, they become weaker. But when we focus on people’s strengths, they become stronger.” I don’t know about you, but I have seen the negative only spoken to or about that person, and sadly the result is that person … Read more
  • Your Choice Has Supernatural Power
    May 22nd, 2023 Monday Motivator Deuteronomy 30:19 says, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”  Did you notice that the verse says, “CHOOSE life!” It is your choice. Regardless of circumstance or challenge, you can CHOOSE. Every decision you make throughout the day, large or small, can create a life followed by goodness or … Read more
    May 15th, 2023 Monday Motivator Think of the challenging situations you’re currently facing.  Now, pause and ask yourself how you are approaching these hurdles. Has it been with grumbling or complaining, fright or terror, an attitude of defeat, or curiosity? Let’s turn to a significant character in the bible for answers… David is a man who we would not know today if it was not for Goliath.  I love David because of how he approached Goliath, a giant, yet stood … Read more
  • You Can Bloom In A Snow Storm
    May 8th, 2023 Monday Motivator It’s a gorgeous day in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The sun is out, the grass is green, and everything is blooming.  SPRING HAS ARRIVED! It’s such a nice change after being in a snowstorm four weeks ago while ministering in Kazakhstan. The massive weather shift reminds me of the seasons of life. We have days that feel cold and stormy and moments of light, warmth, and growth.  Last week did not feel like Spring in our … Read more
  • Go Hard or Go Home
    I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Go Big or Go Home.” One day my friend said something that struck me. He said, “Go hard or Go Home.” Many of us have cultivated this mindset of “Go Big” but have failed to cultivate a mindset to “Go Hard.” Giving our best is surrendering to accomplish great things. One of the nicest people, my nephew, went home to be with the Lord this week. And when I was asked to speak at … Read more
    Quick reminder, in case you forgot or were doubting – YOU CAN TRUST GOD! Sure, that’s easier said than done, but it’s true!  So, how do we genuinely gain the confidence to trust in God through challenges? The Bible says there is NOTHING impossible for those who believe.  The word impossible carries a lot of weight! Nothing can stop God.  So, when we think we are incapable or don’t see a way forward, know that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE for God … Read more
  • Do You Have The Mind Of Christ?
    As you celebrated Easter in the US last week I celebrated Easter in Kazakhstan just yesterday! Where I am currently ministering. While celebrating Easter, I thought about the pain Jesus dealt with from the nailing of His body on the cross and the additional pain from the crown of thrones placed on his head. As many of you know, it’s one thing to deal with pain in the body and another to experience pain in or on your head. Jesus … Read more
  • Don’t Fear The Future. Hold Onto The Miracle of Easter!
    Yesterday, we celebrated a fantastic day – Easter! I hope you experienced awe and wonder as you thanked Jesus for all He did and the reality that He is now living and not dead. This got me thinking about a text I received from a dear friend and world leader I pray for often. He is in a situation where the future and the problems are great.  His situation brought to my awareness that many of us are also struggling … Read more
  • Let God Work In You, So He Can Work Through You.
    Have you noticed no matter how tight you try to hold onto life, things can still go south?  Some of us go with the flow in life, and others have everything organized. But all of us experience loss, heartache, and pain.  We will all experience circumstances that don’t go as planned, but I have good news for you! In our brokenness, God reveals His greatness. 2 Corinthians 9:10 tells us that when we are weak, then we are strong!  Things … Read more
  • Has Your Fire Dimmed?
    Two days ago, I returned from Europe, the “prodigal continent.” So many things originated in Europe. In fact, many of the things we see God doing today were birthed in Europe.  For example, Martin Luther’s “the just shall live by faith” and the modern missions movement. Sweden once gave as many missionaries as any country in the world! Yet somehow, this continent that has brought the grace of God to the world is no longer deeply committed to God. That’s … Read more
  • Let The Holy Spirit Burst Out! 
    Dear Friends, Many of you know currently, I am in Brussels, Belgium. The time here has been unbelievable and anointed.  From experiencing what God is doing to seeing the scenery of beautiful Brussels, I am spiritually moved. Thank you for your prayers! This Monday, I want to remind you of the Holy Spirit in YOU. In John, we can find a couple of scriptures discussing the flows of the Holy Spirit. John 3:34 shares that we have an unlimited anointing … Read more
  • People Can Experience Jesus Through You
    Today, I am reminded of a phrase that changed how I live, “You are the only Jesus some will ever see and the only bible some will ever read.” Man, living with this perspective will shift how you interact with others. Some people may never walk into a church, but we can bring the experience of Jesus to anyone we meet. You are called to minister to people and don’t need to be behind a pulpit.  Our life reflects our … Read more