It’s been ten years since the first edition of David’s Harp was published. Right before our country was attacked on 9-11 the book came out. As I come back to the concept of the Dead Sea Revival and new Frame that God has for all of us I think that the original was too specifically therapy for me and not enough Biblical, Systematic, and Evangelism for others. At this point of my life, I am ten years older. I have dealt with so much of the emotional, spiritual and wounds that the original work had. So here I am after a thorough review. The harp is gone, The King David portion edited out and so I want to meet guys in a place we often find ourselves when we need a fix.
My personal garage is crowded with stuff that I have accumulated over the years. Furniture, scrapbooks, records, and old technology that still works. There’s stuff from my grown kids, there’s stuff from dearly departed family-members and there are things I don’t want to part with. In the last ten years we moved to a brand new house, we have gone from analog to digital, and from note cards to Facebook. Yeah, there’s an analogy regarding the excess baggage, the pack-rats ad the stuff we don’t really want to deal with, but that is not the point of the garage. The garage I am referring to is the one that I pulled into because that grinding noise I hear is getting louder and I have a feeling it may be related to the light that came on a few months ago on my dashboard.
All the Parts
Everything that was in the orginal is still here in The Garage. There’s that ditty called Denial, I changed the environmental factors to the experiential but now after years of helping guys with addictions the more appropriate term is escapism. “While God gives us a way out of temptation Satan offers us a way to escape into a death-trap.” The anger section is also there and anytime you have been forced into the garage, anger is a real emotion. Pain at the pump tends to get us on the fast track to depression and that’s what I have called the Dead Sea which is the circular motion of the grieving process with no way out.
The Bridge is also there. The Biblical, the rehabilitation, the inside-out, the declaration, the place to “go: and the end as you cross to the new FRAME for your life. As you cross over the bridge there’s a new structure that is found where the future is. The future that gives you a time to forgive, reconcile old accounts, accept what has happened, what is happening and the new assignment you gladly accept. There are times where you can make amends and a time to live an evangelical lifestyle and then there’s the questions and an answer that you will have to dig a little for. You see this is a time when you have a chance to forget what’s been done to you and instead remember what God has done to see you through. It’s a time of thanks for the living, and a time to begin to count on God’s promises for the future. So come inside the garage, where there’s a few of us waiting for a fix. Let’s compare notes.