The B.O.O.M Walk Program by Toyin Oladiran

The B.O.O.M Walk Program is my expression of the narrow way that the Lord has painstakingly yet lovingly taken me through, and I daresay I am still trekking along the way! It is based on the premise that it was for freedom, complete freedom, that Christ set us free! Yet we find that many of us who consider ourselves to be "following Christ" remain entangled in a battle with the identity that we had before we made a decision to follow Jesus Christ. We find ourselves stuck in the same cycles of sin, guilt and brokenness, floundering from one temptation to the next, and from one blow of feeling condemned to another, totally unable to raise our heads in the Lord’s presence and walk towards His throne boldly, as He has invited us to.

The D-Word Trying to Get Between God and I

Waiting is tiresome. Delay is painful. Trials are hard. But they are all part of life, and they usher in the power of Jesus Christ into our lives and into our circumstances. So like Paul, we should not take a stance of defeat when we are going through trying times like I am. We should take a stance of hope, because this is the best atmosphere for God’s power to shine in and through us.

(listen/read) This Week’s Truth Turn Up: Your Alabaster Box (22 July 2017)

YOUR ALABASTER FLASK OF FRAGRANT OIL Click here to LISTEN to PODCAST Our Feature Bible Passage: Luke 7:36-50 and Matthew 26:1-13 The story is told of a woman who everybody called a sinner. In fact, in some versions of the story, she is called a hooker. A prostitute. One day she heard that a man … Continue reading (listen/read) This Week’s Truth Turn Up: Your Alabaster Box (22 July 2017)

(watch or read) Facebook & Instagram Live Video: “What if Jesus Had Issues?” Eeek! Yup I went there!

So while I was having this session, I found myself wondering, "What if Jesus had issues?" And what if He spent His 33 years on earth facing His issues and not facing His purpose?  What would have happened to His relationship with God? What would have happened to His ability to bear the and work the purpose that God had brought Him to earth for?Think about it. What is the result of a life that is fixated on "issues" instead of on God?

(watch or listen) The W.I.T.N.G Chat Show Presents: Your Child Can Have a Biblical, Wholesome Relationship with Love, Sex and Intimacy (Part 2 of 2)

Do you have kids or plan to have some? Are you keen on your kids having a Biblical View on Sex, Love, Intimacy and all that good stuff? I have a Show for you. #thewitngchatshow by The Narrow Gateway. Please click here to WATCH Part 2 of the show on Youtube Please click here to … Continue reading (watch or listen) The W.I.T.N.G Chat Show Presents: Your Child Can Have a Biblical, Wholesome Relationship with Love, Sex and Intimacy (Part 2 of 2)

(read and listen) This Week’s Truth Turn Up: Arise! Shine! God’s Light and Glory has Come! (15 July 2017)

Arise! Shine! Your light is here! God's GLORY is in you! No, it’s not what you think. This is not a cheap feel-good message. If you ever hear someone say to you, “Arise! Shine! For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!” This should not make you feel good for a few minutes, puff out your chest and then go about life as usual with no real shift in the state of your heart towards God. Arise, shine! Your light has come! God’s glory is upon you! His original design for your life is calling out to be fulfilled! He placed His DNA inside you. He made you in His image and likeness to display His glory, His power and His presence in this world. His original design is for you to reign with Him in glory, not for your own self-endorsement, but rather for the Glory of His Name and advancement of God’s Kingdom. Wow!

(read or watch) Its HALFTIME! Have your 2017 goals to be all about #thatGodlife this year been a big YEAY or BLEH? Here are 5 Practical Steps you can take this 2nd Half of 2017 that are sure to set you on course to reach for your goal to #getthatGodlife!

I am confident to say that if you follow these 5 practical steps, walking hand in hand with the Holy Spirit who enables and helps you, the 2nd half of 2017 will see you  crack open those goals of passionately pursuing Jesus and being all about that God life.

This Week’s Truth Turn Up – Holy Spirit, I need You! (8 July 2017)

“Holy Spirit, I need You,” I cried, my heart swelling with a yearning to be enveloped in His Presence. And it was then that I realized that that is it. That is the place that God wants to bring each and everyone of us to. He loves us so much and He has so much for us. And He wants us to yearn for His courts. He wants us to be so desperate for Him that we say, “You or nothing at all, Lord!”

(read, listen) This Week’s Truth Turn Up: Holy Spirit, I need You!

“Holy Spirit, I need You,” I cried, my heart swelling with a yearning to be enveloped in His Presence. And it was then that I realized that that is it. That is the place that God wants to bring each and everyone of us to. He loves us so much and He has so much for us. And He wants us to yearn for His courts. He wants us to be so desperate for Him that we say, “You or nothing at all, Lord!”

A Review of the Movie “BROTHERLY LOVE” by FEHINTOLUWA JOLUGBO A.K.A YOYO (14 years old!)

Hi! Welcome to our second MOVIE REVIEW here at THE NARROW GATEWAY! I am super-excited to share this Movie Review with you. Why? Because it was submitted by an intelligent young man, only 14 years old! His name is Fehintoluwa Jolugbo (a.k.a Yoyo) and I was so impressed with his review, I hardly had to … Continue reading A Review of the Movie “BROTHERLY LOVE” by FEHINTOLUWA JOLUGBO A.K.A YOYO (14 years old!)

(VIDEO/PODCAST) A twist to this week’s Truth Turn Up! (14 June 2017) – a guest devotional titled ‘THE FOLLOWER’S BATTLE’ by Funmi Amosun (a.k.a my Mum)

Our Bible passage was taken from John 14:12. Be blessed and encouraged as you watch/listen/read. This devotional was written by my mum, Funmi Amosun and shared a day after her birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUMMY! CLICK here to LISTEN to the Podcast Click here to READ the Written Devotional

THIS WEEK’S TRUTH TURN UP! FOLLOWING JESUS, BEHIND THE NARROW GATEWAY (7 June 2017)

Our Feature Bible Passage: Matthew 10:37-39 "He who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. He who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who … Continue reading THIS WEEK’S TRUTH TURN UP! FOLLOWING JESUS, BEHIND THE NARROW GATEWAY (7 June 2017)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH / LISTEN to The W.I.T.N.G Chat Show – After The Miraculous, What Then? (Part 2 of 2) (6 June 2017)

Today on the W.I.T.N.G CHAT SHOW (Part 2 of a 2-part series), our host, Toyin Oladiran, Founder of the Narrow Gateway, continues to chat to Maya David, a woman with an amazing story about her experience of the miraculous! The supernatural! Maya shares her story, and engages us on our favourite question, W.I.T.N.G? What Is The … Continue reading CLICK HERE TO WATCH / LISTEN to The W.I.T.N.G Chat Show – After The Miraculous, What Then? (Part 2 of 2) (6 June 2017)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH/LISTEN to The W.I.T.N.G Chat Show: After The Miraculous, What Then? (Part 1 of 2) (5 June 2017)

Today on the W.I.T.N.G CHAT SHOW (Part 1 of a 2-part series), our host, Toyin Oladiran, Founder of the Narrow Gateway, chats to Maya David, a woman with an amazing story about her experience of the miraculous! The supernatural! Maya shares her story, and engages us on our favourite question, W.I.T.N.G? What Is The Narrow Gateway? … Continue reading CLICK HERE TO WATCH/LISTEN to The W.I.T.N.G Chat Show: After The Miraculous, What Then? (Part 1 of 2) (5 June 2017)

THIS WEEK’S TRUTH TURN UP – SURRENDER- THE KEY TO GLORY

THIS WEEK’S TRUTH TURN UP: SURRENDER - THE KEY TO GLORY   Our feature Bible passage: Philippians 2:5-11 => 5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave … Continue reading THIS WEEK’S TRUTH TURN UP – SURRENDER- THE KEY TO GLORY

CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO CIRCLE BACK TO THIS WEEK’S TRUTH TURN UP – WHY SHOULD I EVER HAVE TO TURN MYSELF DOWN?

Video Circle Back to This Week’s Truth Turn Up – WHY SHOULD I EVER HAVE TO TURN MYSELF DOWN (PART 3 IN A SERIES ON TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE BEHIND THE NARROW GATEWAY) (24 MAY 2017) Let’s circle back to refresh our memories on This Week’s Truth Turn Up. Our Bible text was taken from Matthew 16:21-26.

THIS WEEK’S TRUTH TURN UP – WHY SHOULD I EVER HAVE TO TURN MYSELF DOWN? (PART 3 IN A SERIES ON TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE BEHIND THE NARROW GATEWAY)

24 May 2017 Our feature Bible passage: Matthew 16:21-26  -> 21. From that time, Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. 22. Then Peter took Him aside and began … Continue reading THIS WEEK’S TRUTH TURN UP – WHY SHOULD I EVER HAVE TO TURN MYSELF DOWN? (PART 3 IN A SERIES ON TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE BEHIND THE NARROW GATEWAY)

A Book Review on ‘The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality’ by Luke Wilkerson

Wow! Did I just go there? Yes, I just did. This is book is about "Biblical Sexuality" something that is pretty NON-PC to talk about. Yup. But hey, W.I.T.N.G right? What Is The Narrow Gateway? We ask the question whenever we encounter life's different faces and phases. Even when it requires being non-PC. Wow! What … Continue reading A Book Review on ‘The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality’ by Luke Wilkerson

THERE COMES A TIME TO TURN YOURSELF DOWN (PART 2 IN A SERIES ON TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE BEHIND THE NARROW GATEWAY)

17 May 2017 Our feature verse: Matthew 16:24 – And Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to follow Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me.” Broader text for your meditation: Matthew 16:21-26 This is the second part of our series on TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE BEHIND THE NARROW GATEWAY! Last … Continue reading THERE COMES A TIME TO TURN YOURSELF DOWN (PART 2 IN A SERIES ON TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE BEHIND THE NARROW GATEWAY)

First Up, Desire Me! (Part 1 of A Series on Truths About Life Behind The Narrow Gateway)

10 May 2017 First Up, Desire Me! (Part 1 of a Series on Truths About Life Behind The Narrow Gateway)  Feature Verse: Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24 Broader text for your meditation: Matthew … Continue reading First Up, Desire Me! (Part 1 of A Series on Truths About Life Behind The Narrow Gateway)

OUR NEXT W.I.T.N.G CHAT SESSION: AFTER THE MIRACULOUS, WHAT THEN? Our guest is MAYA DAVID

Next on our line-up here at The W.I.T.N.G Chat Show, we will be having a hard-hitting, no frills chat with Maya David, a woman with a miraculous experience and testimony that will leave your skin goose-pimpled when you hear it. Our approach? AFTER THE MIRACULOUS, WHAT THEN? Why does God allow us to experience the … Continue reading OUR NEXT W.I.T.N.G CHAT SESSION: AFTER THE MIRACULOUS, WHAT THEN? Our guest is MAYA DAVID

This Week’s Truth Turn Up! (3 May 2017)

The Clash of the Counsellors  Feature verse: Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.  Meditate: Psalm 1:1-6 A few weeks ago, the phrase, ‘The Clash of the Counsellors’ came to my mind, … Continue reading This Week’s Truth Turn Up! (3 May 2017)

A book review of ‘EVERY WOMAN’S BATTLE’ by Shannon Ethridge

This is one of those books that smack you upside the head, yet you can’t help but keep coming back for more whams! It's about a woman's emotional and sexual integrity and fulfilment in marriage. BOOM! Are you a woman who is married but does not experience emotional or sexual fulfilment? Perhaps you even ‘saved … Continue reading A book review of ‘EVERY WOMAN’S BATTLE’ by Shannon Ethridge

If my soul must be captivated by rhythm…

I have songs that make my cheeks flush and my skin tingle. For as long as I can remember, I have sat at the feet of music, my hands beckoning, my heart raised within me, ripe ears tuned to receive lessons and counsel. Lessons on love, affection, commitment, passion, desire, romance...beauty.  For as long as I … Continue reading If my soul must be captivated by rhythm…

We go deep. No masks. Authenticity.

WITNG CHATS PRESENTS... A Chat With Oby Bamidele, Author, Registered Counsellor and Authenticity Coach, as well as Founder of The Authenticity Club For Women. We go deep. Hard-hitting. No Masks. Authenticity. Coming soon. Really Soon. #AudienceOfOne #JourneyToAuthenticMe #NoMoreFalseSelf #FalseSelfMustFall #FalseSelfMustBow #BowOut #ItsNotWhatYouThink #WatchThisSpace #ComingSoon #Easter #EasterWeekend #JesusPaidItAll #ObyBamidele #ToyinOladiran #thenarrowgateway Hosted by Toyin Oladiran Founder … Continue reading We go deep. No masks. Authenticity.

Pushed, I tell you!

A couple of days ago, I was pushed, I tell you! Here was I, minding my own business like any mama of two toddlers who has been gifted with a free evening would (hmmm? ☺). It was pretty late at night but I felt my writing juices sizzling, so I cracked open my laptop and … Continue reading Pushed, I tell you!

Can you wing being an oga or madame, as we say in Nigeria, and being a brother or sister in Christ at the same time?

So, as many of you may know, I recently moved back to Nigeria with my family, after having lived outside of Nigeria for almost 23 years! One of the most significant features of living in Nigeria, and in many African countries for that matter, is the availability of affordable domestic help.  I ain’t complaining! But there’s more. … Continue reading Can you wing being an oga or madame, as we say in Nigeria, and being a brother or sister in Christ at the same time?