Power of Gratitude 7 Day Challenge || Thank God for 2016

Day 1

Happy New Year to all of you my faithful readers, followers, fans and supporters! 

This is my first post here on my blog for 2016 and what better way to ring in the New Year than with expressions of gratitude.

I decided to challenge myself over the course of 7 days by posting one thing daily that I am most grateful for. There is definitely power in gratitude!

Those of you that have been following my blog would realize that gratitude/giving thanks is something that I am very passionate about. I have experienced the results firsthand. Read all posts on gratitude HERE

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? – Isaiah 43: 18-19 NIV

So what am I most grateful for today?

From the bottom of my heart I thank God for my spared life and for allowing me to see 2016. Just as the word says, I choose not to remember the former things or that which is past in the year 2015. I embrace 2016 with an open mind and heart ready to pursue that which God has purposed me to do.

Here are 7 other things that you and I can thank God for in this New Year

  1. Thank God for your salvation and for that of your loved ones [family and friends] and that they too will know Him as Lord and personal Savior
  2. Thank God for change and transformation in your life and for drawing you closer to Him
  3. Thank God for more of His presence and His Spirit to help you to be obedient and to abide in Him each day
  4. Thank God for increased wisdom and the power to make the right choices in life.
  5. Thank God for giving you new ideas and cutting edge strategies to do the extraordinary and to be a change agent to make a difference in the world.
  6. Thank God for increasing in you the spirit of counsel and of might
  7. Thank God for increasing in you the spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord.


This list is far from complete so build upon it and challenge yourself to add as many more things that you can thank God for in 2016.

Scripture to meditate on:

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV 

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (793 Articles)
Yvonne I. Wilson is known for her prolific, dynamic leadership style with over twenty years in the healthcare industry. She is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change; a positive thinker and someone who is very passionate and optimistic about life. She is mantled as an end-time Apostolic Prophet with an extraordinary spirit of discernment, an exceptionally strong prophetic and healing anointing and a unique gift in prophetic intercessory prayer as she navigates through the realm of the spirit and as she ministers to the nations. With the Agape love of God and His undeniable purpose for which He has called her, God has given her a Prophetic Deliverance Ministry to bring deliverance to His people, to heal the wounded, rejected and emotionally scarred/broken in spirit, to break barriers, old paradigms and false teachings and to rebuild, establish and plant the things of God.

6 Comments on Power of Gratitude 7 Day Challenge || Thank God for 2016

  1. Hi Yvonne

    Happy new year

    This is a great challenge and there is nothing compared to being grateful to God.

    I am grateful for a wonderful year in 2015 and give glory from making me see 2016.

    Checking out other posts. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Ikechi

      Happy New Year my friend! I am happy to see you as I know your schedule is somewhat busy. I pray God’s continued blessings upon you and your family and better things your way for 2016.

      Thanks for checking out other posts. I am grateful to you being one of EMB’s faithful reader, follower and contributor. Have a great day/week ahead.

  2. Hi Yvonne,

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy & Prosperous New Year 🙂

    Yes, there couldn’t have been a better way to start this year – by expressing gratitude, in more ways than one, as you mentioned. I liked the idea of the 7 days challenge, and I’m sure it would help so many. There are so many things, big and small we need to be grateful for – just if we have the intention, we can do such a lot, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed weekend as well 🙂

    • Hi Harleena

      Thanks for stopping by. Let me take this opportunity to also wish you a happy New Year. Great things are in store for you and your family.

      We should give thanks on every occasion. I am happy that you even pointed out giving thanks for both the big and the small things – sometimes the little things are overlooked and never get mentioned on the thank you list. So I’m excited to be doing this challenge.

      Have a great weekend. 🙂

  3. Being grateful is the best we can do ,thank you for the reminder Yvonne 🙂

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