Last night I Skyped with my friend Ben, and he asked me what quality of God I’ve been experiencing lately.
I told him I’ve been experiencing God’s dirty-knees-ness.
If that’s not an official quality, it is now.
Dirty-knees-ness is the quality of God at play when God meets us where we’re at, sitting down with us in all our crap and confusion and problems and joy and insecurities.
It’s the quality of God that doesn’t bully us, command us to get better before he hangs out with us, or sit far away and tell us to work our way to him.
It’s the incarnational quality of God, the part of God that becomes what we are so as to heal us.
When I told Ben this, he said it sounded like a fun part of God to experience. And it really is.
I think if we’re honest with ourselves, we are pretty broken people. But the good part is, we have a broken God. A God who is with us.
When I feel distant from God, I try to remember his dirty knees. It usually helps me to feel close to him, because I remember that he is close to me.
If you’re striving or straining, or feeling alone or forgotten, remember God’s dirty knees. He wants to sit down with you wherever you are at. So sit down with him. God’s dirty-knees-ness is a fun thing to experience.