[Micro Motivation #22 – Give Me That Old Love!]
Speaker: Adam DeGraide
(Micro Motivation Old Love with Adam DeGraide)
Hey, everyone, it’s Adam DeGraide here with a Micro Motivation from the High Desert here in Apple Valley, California. I’m at my in-laws’ house and it is so windy outside, you’ll probably hear the howling. There’s a storm coming in.
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who’s watching the video, for my viewers, and also, thank you for spending a little time with me each week this year, it’s meant a lot to me.
As I was thinking and getting a little nostalgic because of the holidays, I started thinking of the concept of old love. Last week I talked about how life’s best moments are in the unplanned moments of life. Check that out. It has to do with joy and discovering things and the gift that God gives us with things that we are not expecting.
And as I started to think about the concept of old love, the way that love is taught in the Bible, the way my mom and dad have loved each other for over 50 years they’ve been married, my in-laws are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary coming up this January, and it hit me when I was listening to a song by a band called The Rocket Summer. Many of you may not know exactly who that is, but it’s almost like a one-man-band in many respects. The guy plays every instrument and it’s awesome. And he wrote a song called Old Love.
And it says the following: “I had a dream that could save my life. Airplaned hands in the wind in a vintage time. I want to love like my grandfather loved his wife, but I got some problems with the way I tick. We are addicted to the world and we want more of it. My generation heard of old love and commitment, but did it stick? Based on what you heard, does it work? That old pastime, love? Because I can’t help but observe the sinking ships that are just giving up. So, come on and give me that old love. I just want to try and make that work. Come on and give me that old love. Carving their names into sapped bleeding songs. The movie script, it lasted 60 years long. Give me that old love.”
And the way that we tick, at least myself, I can’t speak for you guys, but always wanting more. Now, our pastor at Mariner’s Church down in Newport Beach this last Sunday said the following: He said, “What is the one thing Orange County doesn’t have? Enough.” And I thought that was interesting to think about that—enough.
We’re always looking for something better or something different, especially this holiday season. All the sales are starting now, Black Friday, where contentment and peace is something that we struggle with because at the end of the day, we’re always being sold or told there’s something better out there, there’s something more. You don’t have enough.
Even when it comes to our relationships, now, many of you may or may not know, I’ve actually been through a divorce, very, very painful, and I have a second chance here with my beautiful wife, Krystle. And what I want more than anything is that old love. That commitment, that contentment, and that has to be worked at.
Even as you’re looking at the Christmas holiday season coming up right now, the things, the desires to have more of something, what about just having enough and having that old love and clinging to that old rugged cross where we say, “You know what? That old time religion, that old time love and commitment, that’s for me and I’m going to be content and satisfied and work on what I have, not keep striving for what I think I need, or I don’t have.”
That’s what I’m encouraging for myself. That’s what I encourage to you guys this week. Thank you so much for tuning in. Give me some of that old love.
(Micro Motivation Old Love – Adam DeGraide)