The Most Important Thing About Us

It’s a great thing when a man would ask of God, “teach me Your ways”… We see David ask this of the Lord in Psalm 27:11. A desire to be taught by the Lord is admirable & righteous, but, why would any man ask to be taught the ways of God if he doesn’t know the person God. If you truly want to be like someone, you have to know them and more specifically know their character. The best way to do this is to simply spend time with Him.

Red Truck Men groups are not for perfectly polished men who have all the answers to life and theology. Rather, every Red Truck Men group consists of imperfect men striving to be men of honor. Men on different plains of their spiritual journey.  I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers but I want to believe that I’m humble enough to learn from others and my personal desire is the same as King David’s in Psalm 27 specifically vs. 4: “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple..”

Two weeks ago, we launched our first RTM men’s group at the local elementary school in my neighborhood with 9 guys. I posed a simple but daunting question as these men circled up after breakfast. Here’s the question: How would you describe God?

Discussion ensued with some great responses. I wasn’t looking for specific answer; rather a genuine and personal viewpoint. The circle was full of men from different walks of life and different faith backgrounds and the responses reflected our spiritual diversity. Some described God as Creator; others likened Him to a Father. Others as a mysterious and distant being.

Again, I am drawn to Psalm 27. This time verse 8 that says, “You (God) have said, “seek my face”. God desires a relationship with us. He desires to know us and for us to know him. Let’s spend time this week getting to know God more deeply. The end of verse 8 says, “your face, Lord do I seek”. May we be men that seek the Lord’s face this week and always.