Reaching Beyond Barriers
Declaration 1 (Part 3)— This is the year to take the next step.—Peter walked on water. Some have let go of the mast of the boat and taken a step toward the gunwale but have only peeked over the side. Some have actually stepped over to the gunwale and have climbed up and are dangling their feet over the side but have stopped there. All 12 disciples could have taken the next step and gotten off the side and onto the water but Peter was the only one who did. The only people who criticize Peter for going down in the waves are people who are standing on shore in dry weather; are those who are satisfied to continue sitting right where they are now. (Phil.3:13) “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (KJV) “Reaching forth to those things that are before” is reaching beyond a barrier; reaching beyond something that has not been passed before.