Seeking HIS Face

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2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

About Steve Rebus

Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

7 Responses to “Seeking HIS Face”

  1. this isn’t my blog post, but idk, steve..seeing this post the moment i closed this page makes me think it’s something you’d enjoy..i’m slowly working my way thru reading it b/c i’m such a neuropsych geek and wanna take my time, but what i’ve read so far, i’m truly digging. maybe you’ll get a chance to check it out 🙂 the title is: Prosopagnosia: When You Cannot See the Face of God (prosopagnosia is a neuro term for a condition where ppl can’t recognize the face of familiar people). http://www.jasonbladd.com/2014/01/19/prosopagnosia-when-you-cannot-see-the-face-of-god/

    • Wow, yeah this article was fascinating! I couldn’t even imagine living with it.
      I’m always shocked every time i think about the first 30 years of my lite completely veiled from the Word and love of Jesus, but to live with this condition blows me away!
      Thanks so much for thinking of me and sharing this article.
      God bless you. 🙂

      • yay…glad u enjoyed it, steve! 🙂 i’m in clinical neuropsychology, so it was a treat to read..good stuff! 🙂

        • Wow, so you’re in a extremely interesting field of work anyway! 🙂
          Thanks once again for sharing the article, they really interest me too.
          I suffered a lot after my sight loss with dark depression and clinical depression etc and had lots of different therapy etc, so my heart is also close to this line of work.
          Please feel free to share any other interesting articles you come across! 🙂

          • ok, awesome, it blessed me and i’m so glad it blessed u. i hope i’m not prying too much by asking this, steve, but do u ask God to restore your sight? has He spoken to u on this already? anyhow, just wondering. i’m always torn in these situations (especially medical situations, i mean) and want to pray in accordance with the Spirit, regardless, but i always wonder shouldn’t i be praying for God’s complete healing/restoration unless He’s spoken otherwise on it. idk. didn’t mean to write all of this. have a great day. i’ve prayed for u n your fam a few times n will continue. 🙂

            • You’re not prying at all, i love answering questions (deep ones especially!) lol.
              I’ve had people pray over me etc and i’ve prayed lots of times for restoration of my sight. I also know that i’m blessed with low vision which stops so many snares and temptations through the eyes that trap many of my friends and also trapped me when i was fully sighted. I read about Paul’s thorn in the flesh, and how it was there to stop him getting above himself etc. I truly was vain, proud and worse and if it wasn’t for Jesus saving me, i’d have killed myself!
              Not sure if i answered your question, but i thank God each day for the gift of life and a relationship with him and i’m thankful for everything he blesses me with, sight or no sight. 🙂
              I truly don’t deserve a life with Jesus, and the fact he died for me so i might live, just blows me away every time i think of it. I really feel blessed with each gift his grace has given me, and if it’s his will for my sight to be restored, then it’s just one more thing to get on my knees and give thanks for. He can see the big picture (no pun intended, lol) while i’m just looking at my own little life. Sorry i’m rambling now! 😀
              Thanks for the question and please feel free to ask me anything!
              I’d be interested to hear some of your experiences. God bless you. 🙂

              • steve, you’re not rambling AT ALL! thank u so much for sharing with me. i appreciate it, so! i praise God for your spirit and perspective about it! that’s how i’d finally come to feel about God healing me emotionally. it’s not at all how i’d started…i used to hate God…i hated that i believed in Him and thought He would rescue me from childhood horrors, but it hadn’t seemed that He did. as i got older, His love burst through all of that hatred; His Truth destroyed all of the enemy’s lies. i was finally free to take in the beauty of the cross and see with clarity how His grace had been sufficient throughout my entire life! His healing me was just the icing on the cake.

                i find the christian walk one that’s full of the unexpected, steve. like, i know some ppl accept where they are with various ailments, whether cancer, sight loss, physical or emotional pain and i know that it may be for various reasons. maybe it’s b/c we’re tired of asking n hearing God’s silence. maybe it’s b/c He’s replied that His grace is sufficient, but i feel like even when He replies that He’s not going to remove the thorn from our sides, He’s still a God who beckons us to come to Him..to bring all of our cares, our worries, our disappointments, even if it’s disappointment in His not moving the way we expected or prayed He would. even if we’re grateful for His completed work on the cross and the daily breath in our lungs, i think He still wants us to cry out to Him day n night like the widow in luke 18 who persistently contended with the judge to grant her request.

                idk, i believe God is sovereign, and i believe HIS will n plans are greater than mine, but i also read Hezekiah’s story..n see God’s msg to Hezekiah was: Get your house in order! Your time is up! yet, after Hezekiah pleaded with God, God’s msg changed…He said i’ve heard your prayers and seen your tears…n God changed His mind…so long as stories like that exist, i gotta believe God still bends down to listen, so i’ll still pray for your sight to be restored. i wouldn’t want to do so outside of what God’s already spoken to u on it, but also feel like hey…why not?! idk how to pray as i ought, so the Holy Spirit will translate my prayers, anyhow. ok..i totally didn’t mean to write this much. but thx again for sharing a glimpse of what your story has been so far. 🙂

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