Day 8 - No Dominion Over Me
By Pastor Tim Escamilla
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.
133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
Every week, I'm honored to say a blessing over you, my people, my family. Verse 132 above really echoes that blessing. When He turns to us, we pray He would be gracious to us. This graciousness includes blessings and favor and goodness. He brings these to all who love His name!
He also brings a way for us to follow His promise, and in doing so, to not let iniquity get dominion over us. But how does He do this in our lives? The Psalmist knows, and he asks that God would "keep steady" his steps. We can only keep our steps steady by asking Him to keep our steps steady.
Think about a loved little one from your life; the kind who wants to hold your hand wherever they go. They long for you to lead them in walking, and they only want to go where you go! This is what we should look like when it comes to our walks with God. We long to hold His hand, so that He might keep steady our steps according to His promise!
You go where your heart is. In other words, you step where you choose because it's in your heart. Your heart decides where your steps take you. This is why it's so important that our hearts would long for God to keep steady our steps according to His promise: so that iniquity wouldn't get dominion over us, our steps, or our hearts. The only one who has dominion over our hearts is the Lord! He has looked to you, has been gracious to you, and will keep steady your steps according to His promise.
Pray with me:
"Lord, I humbly ask You to turn to me and be gracious to me today. That I would be counted among those who love Your name. Oh how do I love Your name! In my day today, keep steady my steps according to Your promise. Keep steady my steps according to your righteousness. Let no iniquity get dominion over me; You are the only Sovereign, the only one who has dominion over me! Let it be so, in Jesus' name, amen!"