Can we know the direction of God the Father? Can we really know what it is he wants us to do with our lives?

When I was a kid, we use to go to the public pool every day of the summer.  It was less than a mile from our house so we would ride our bikes. Or, in my case, I road on the handlebars of my brother’s bike since I wasn’t old enough to have one of my own. As I recall, I couldn’t quite reach the pedals.

At the pool, in order to be able to go to the deep end you had to be able to swim the width of the pool and back.  You would go to the life guard and tell him you wanted to be tested.  He would watch you and decide whether or not you were allowed in the “deep end”.

There were privileges that went along with going into the deep end. For one, you got to use the diving boards.  You got to hang out with the big kids too. But the life guard had his eye on you because that is where the life guard tower is located.  He had a bird’s eye view of everything going on below.

That is a little bit like how it is when you graduate spiritually to the deeper things of God.  The Spirit of God leads and guides you step by step and he knows when you are ready and puts in your heart the desire for the “deep things” of God.  This is when your prayer life expands, your bible study expands and is directed and led by God himself and not human led. This is where more and more of your prayers are answered because you are praying more and more. There are miracles that happen.  Your awareness of God is heightened. His presence in your life is evident. Others begin to notice a change in you.

It can be a scary thing to walk out in faith believing God for every need.

When you feel unsafe, go to God in prayer.  Just like you would look up to see if the life guard was watching you in the deep end of the pool. My pastor use to say, “When you pray, “drill down” to the deeper things of God.”

Being directed by the Spirit of God brings about a oneness with God’s purpose.

Giving God the time to teach you the nuances of each scripture is how you learn to walk in the Spirit, to hear his still small voice, and to be directed by the Almighty.

1 Corinthians 2:

And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.[a] For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit

We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[b]
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—

10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[c] 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,

“Who has known the mind of the Lord
    so as to instruct him?”[d]

But we have the mind of Christ.