The power of sight is amazing. What we look at determines our feelings which in turn generates motivation towards what we are looking at. This is why Paul said we are not to walk or have our direction in life prescribed by our physical sight, but rather our sight focused through the lens of the Word of God.
Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
Notice that Jesus does not look and concentrate on the limitation of five loaves and two fishes to feed and entire crowd. Instead, he looks up and sees the possibility of God. What would have happened if he stared at the bread and fish? Feelings of hopelessness and despair would have been generated.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Whatever we look at with a focused mind we empower to control our expectancy. If we look at material things we limit our faith to the finite. However, if we look away to the Divine, we satiate our hearts with the expectancy of an infinite source producing an unlimited supply removing impossible from our vocabulary and life.
It has been said “The natural man believes when he sees, but the supernatural man sees when he believes.” Two different outcomes, two different harvests.
Matthew 14:22-33 gives the famous account of Jesus walking on water. Peter sees him and asks him to invite himself onto the water. Peter walks on the water LOOKING at Jesus. As long as he looks at Jesus he experiences the impossible but when his eyes look away and at the water, the source changes and he sinks. Thankfully, Peter cries out to Jesus and once again regains his focus on the one who is able to do exceeding and abundantly above what we may ask or think. Peter walks back to the boat keeping his gaze on the Son of God.
May we all regain our focus today and keep everything under our feet, our eyes on Jesus, and live in the rewards produced by a real and active faith.