Friday, February 4, 2011

Thank you AT&T...

 Last night, my life as I know it, has been changed for the good. Why you ask? Oh, it's just so good I don't even know if words will do it justice...but I will try. Let me give you a little background so you will get the full affect of this life altering event.

When my husband and I moved to our house nestled in the woods open field we found out quickly that our cell phone service stunk to high heaven.  I was dubbed "queen of the dropped calls" by my friends...had to stand by the window on one leg to get a signal...if I found said signal then I couldn't move for the entire conversation(and y'all know that I can talk).  We would go outside and sit in the garage to the was a hot mess people.  Soon folk just quit calling me because I couldn't talk but for two seconds without losing them.  That 's the story people...and it's all true(well except for the standing on one leg part, but I thought that was funny).

Yesterday I get an email from AT&T...I NEVER open their marketing emails, but for some reason on this day I did.  It said..."to thank you for being a loyal customer, we are offering you a FREE microcell tower for your home".  I think my heart stopped...literally.  We almost bought one of these last year, but they are $200, so I didn't.  I start reading the fine print to see what the deal is...I only had to keep my contract with them for 12 months to get it for free...well, my contract is for 12 more months so that didn't change anything.  I call Ric lickety split and tell him to hurry over to that precious AT&T store and get me my cell tower.  I was so excited...people, you just don't know how this is gonna change my life!!!  So Ric comes home last night with this beautiful orange and white box...I am squealing like a girl(even though I am a girl) and he hooks it up.  I think angels were singing...the rain may have stopped for a few seconds...all was right in my world.  My kids were clapping..."yeah Mommy doesn't have to go outside anymore to make a call"(seriously they were) was a monumental night on our street.

So, several things came out of this whole expereince....#1 I no longer will be the queen of dropped calls...#2 I know AT&T is doing this to try to keep their customers from switching to Verizon when the iPhone comes out (which we had talked about doing when my contract ran out)....#3 if I could only convince them to make a mini cell tower for my car...than life would be just peachy!!

You know I always love to pull spiritual cards when I write...maybe it's just cause I love Jesus and He is always teaching me awesome stuff through everyday life...even Microcell towers...but I learned something from that sweet orange and white box.  When my service was bad, I was constantly dropping calls and had a bad connection...people couldn't hear me...I couldn't hear them.  Same thing goes for our relationship with God... Psalm 66:18 " If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear."  If we have unconfessed sin in our hearts...than there is a disconnection there. His word also tells us in  Isaiah 59:1,2 that "God's hand is not short that He cannot save, neither His ear heavy that He cannot hear.  But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear."

We want to blame God when things don't work out the way we want to...but from these verses we see that the problem is not on God's side...not His inability...His hand is not short and His hearing is just fine.  It's us...our sin that breaks that connection with God.  It cuts the line...drops the call...and until we confess that sin, our connection will never have "5 bars".  I have lived without having a good connection on my cell phone for 5 years now...and yes, there have been times in my life where my connection with God was on the outs.  I'm thankful that I don't have to wait on a promotional email...a little orange and white get my connection with the Lord fixed.  Praise God that He promises us in 1 John 1:9 that "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."  

So today I am praising God for the blessing of my microcell tower...and more improtantly that I have a God that hears me...that loves me...and that I can have a real connection with! 

Yes...this is my phone...with 5 bars...can I get a whoop whoop!


Anonymous said...

Oh! I remember that cell issue when I lived out there! I have to tell you that Verizon was the best as far as dropped calls. There were a couple of "areas" but they were small. I hope the tower works great for you! - Fay

Chad Miller said...

Now can we get one of those on Ric's truck for the drive from Church to your house? Those conversations are ridonkulous...

Danielle Newsome said...

Oh...this was great. nice read. I'm so happy iphone is finally coming to verizon! Tell the fam I said "hi"!