Study Scriptures: Isaiah 29:13-14 The Message Bible
The Master said:
“These people make a big show of saying the right thing,
but their hearts aren’t in it.
Because they act like they’re worshiping me
but don’t mean it,
I’m going to step in and shock them awake,
astonish them, stand them on their ears.
The wise ones who had it all figured out
will be exposed as fools.
The smart people who thought they knew everything
will turn out to know nothing.”
Mom! Mom! Mom! Where are you? I have some exciting news!
Yes, Marianna, “her mother replied. What do you want?”
You could sound excited, Marianna said. Her mother said, “I am. Now what do you want?”
Marianna said, “Today, I was selected to work on the board to nominate students to represent our school for “Purposeful Dreaming.” Mom, please pray with me that God would give me wisdom to select the right people.
Marianna went to school the next day. She did not have a problem trying to find people who wanted to serve on her board; they were coming to her from all directions.
There were many things to do, so after school, she hurried home to prepare questions, banners, t-shirts, and flyer’s. Marianna wrote three words on index cards and asked each person to define them and return their card. The three words were:
The Know it all
After the cards were returned, she and her mother prayed over each card, and ask God for His wisdom. The next day, she returned to school and selected three people. Rodriguez Cole, Jazmne Livingston, and Ski’ana Rodriguez.
Marianna asked each person to always be on time for the meetings, keep her informed on what’s going around campus, make sure one of them picked up the questionnaires at the end of each day and keep the banners hung neatly. Each day she watched, without saying a word, and checked her mailbox for notes and questionnaires. On Thursday, she put a note in each person’s mailbox asking them to meet with her at 3:00pm on Friday.
Marianna began the meeting by saying, “thank you, tomorrow will be the last day for our campaign, “Purposeful Dreaming. The wonderful things that were accomplished could not have been done without you. When you take u out of unity, it looks like this nity, but I chose each one of you because I wanted unity. At this time, I would like to give each person a little token.
Marianna pulled three envelopes out of her notebook and called each person by name:
Rodriguez Cole: Wise – Thank you for being a responsible person, not only reporting to me, but you took the time to type notes for Jazmne and Ski ‘Ana so they would be informed.
Jazmne Livingston: The Know It All – Jazmne, you did the work, but you kept all the information to yourself.
Ski ‘Ana Rodriguez: The Fool – You made a big show about being on the board. Why did you talk against your own team? Was there a problem that could not be resolved? What happened to the I in unity.
Marianna said, “each one of you have been for nominated for “Purposeful Dreaming”. You were not selected to work on this board to help me. You were working for yourself. Rodriguez, you have been awarded a $1,000.00 check to spend as you wish. Thanks to all of you.”