ENTER THIS YEAR WITH THANKS 🙏: In all things, through and despite the highs and lows of 2018, I give You thanks Lord. Thank you for it all!

Thank You because I know that You hold 2019 in Your hands, not to mention that You love me without measure, and so what You have in store for me in 2019 is beyond my imagination; exceedingly, abundantly, above all I could ask or think! Thank You Jesus. Thank You, thank You, thank You!


GO DEEP IN WORSHIP 🙏: Oh Lord my God, I am on my knees in humble worship. There is no god that can stand beside You. None can compare to You.

Before time began, You WERE, You ARE, and You WILL BE FOREVER! If I had ten thousand tongues to speak, ten thousand hymn books to sing from, ten thousands hands to raise, ten thousand waists to wiggle, I still would not have enough to use to express just how awesome You are. You blow my mind. Today, all I want to do is worship You Jesus!


REPENT & COMMIT: Jesus, in 2018, I was not always fervent. I received Your love gladly, but I did not always give it back meaningfully, that is, by living in obedience to Your heart

I often insisted on following my own whims even when I knew that You were calling me to make different choices. I know You love and forgive me, and will never give up on me, but I do not want to take Your love for granted. So, I’m sorry Lord. I stand before You today and commit to a different way this year; I commit to loving You back by living in obedience to Your heart. I commit to being sold out for what You are sold out for. I commit to ‘picking up my cross’ and following Jesus, no matter what. I can’t do these things in my strength Jesus, so please, give me strength💪. Help me to love You back. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


INQUIRE: Lord Jesus, it’s the new year! What is on Your heart for me this year?

What do You want me to give my time, energy and resources to? What problems in this world that You love so dearly, do You want me to partner with You to solve? How do You want me to use my talents and skills to solve those problems? Who are the people that You want me to pour out Your love to ?

Where would You like me to serve? Lord, I know that You stand ready to lead me into Your perfect will for each season of my life. Help me to be positioned to hear You, and to obey 🙏. Most of all, let 2019 be my year of living deep inside our heart. I love You Jesus. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Coach Toyin, Founder of The Narrow Gateway

As always, I end this by saying, I am Coach Toyin, fully convicted by my own words and very much still under construction in the hands of the Father.