Writing today as part of the Five Minute Fridays weekly free-write. Today’s writing prompt is TOMORROW.
James 4:14 Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
Over the last few weeks at work, we’ve gotten many emails from our customers telling us they value the health and safety of employees and suppliers during this challenging time, but we should be ready and willing to adjust to their ever-changing orders. To prioritize their needs in this fluid information environment. Yeh, and how does that work? Now that most are shutting down, they want us to be ready to start up at the usual pace, at a moment’s notice.
I get it. Without customers, there is no business, no work, and that’s a high impact on all of us, in a bad way. But in the many communications received, I never got the impression that suppliers and the public were the number one concern.
Then, I received an email from Kohl’s and within the message, Kohl’s CEO, Michelle Gass said this, “During these times, it is as important as ever to lean into what matters most and what inspires all of the work we do at Kohl’s—family.”
Finally, someone got it right. Granted, we are the customer in this scenario, but her complete statement made me understand that company leadership values its employees while encouraging all readers to “lean into what matters most”. Thanks, Michelle.
Hebrews 3:13a But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today…
So, let’s do that. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. But today, even from home we can pray for friends and family, check on neighbors, read to our kids, make home-cooked meals, get deeper into God’s word, and love each other.
And thank God for our devices, most of which allow us to see and talk to family that we can’t visit right now.
So, make the most of these days as we pause our usual pace. Let’s use the time to develop new habits of human connection for tomorrow. And when it’s time to start up again, let’s do it with a renewed mindset.
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Friends, all we have is today but, God is still in control and that’s one thing that doesn’t change.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Chris is the same yesterday and today and forever.
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Visiting as your FMF neighbor. You NAILED it! Family! Amen and Amen!
Thanks for visiting and commenting. Life’s too short to waste. Sometimes it takes a crisis to reset one’s thinking.
and to yours you should be kind
even when their mad deportment
makes you lose your mind.
Now, Uncle Frank may be a lush;
Aunt Sue, a pious fraud,
but you can be sure they’ve been touched
by the breath of God.
They’re like unto His Image,
even when they’ve just been woke
from sleep after last night’s damage;
I hope God can take a joke!
Blood’s thicker than water, that’s the word,
and my family’s thicker than two short boards.
Isn’t amazing how we are all thinking family (or should be) but we can’t be near them in many cases. Absence must make the heart grow fonder. Thanks, Andrew, God bless you.
True thoughts. This is a great opportunity to remind those who are most special to us, that they remain special to us.
Thanks for visiting, Amie. How easy it is to take “all of it” for granted but God never does.
Oh I so love your post, the title itself, the pics, and your heart that pulses through.
I think at this time, core values that you’ve held on to, surface and will sail us thru, along with our relationship with Christ.
Phew. ThankGod for God, and for each other,
for Link ups, and God sent reminders of what really matters in this life,
And the next!🌻
Thanks for your kind and encouraging words. We have to stick together is in tough times, like these. I think it just great to see the writing community at it’s best, lifting spirits and offering calm assurance by sharing God’s word. Glad you stopped by.
Praying I can be an encouragement this week. Just catching up with reading my FMF posts…but this one was a great way to start my Monday! Thanks. Praying you have a healthy week. Filled with a few extra encouragements for yourself, as well:)
Thanks, Jennifer. I pray the same for you and yours and I’m thankful that this post encouraged you today.