I loved Mary Ellen Edmunds' talk about becoming and returning to who we are. Here are my notes and thoughts about her talk.
She spoke about a packet of carrot seeds. As tiny little carrot seeds, it is hard to imagine that they will someday turn into big carrots. But sure enough, after those small seeds are planted, they grow into big carrots. God plants you where you're supposed to be and surrounds us by people to help us. We need to stand in awe as we become who we're supposed to be. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE MEANT TO BE! Expect greatness.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are nothing compared to what lies within us.
You are REAL and others are too. We are daughters of God and He loves us and that love makes us real.
She read the Dr. Seuss poem:
"Today you are You,
that is truer than true.
There is no one alive
who is Youer than You!"
Mary Ellen Edmunds calls satan, "what's his no face" (instead of "what's his face."). She also said she refuses to capitalize his name because he doesn't deserve the capital letter.
Satan tries to steal our identity and make us doubt who we really are.
God gives us experiences to help us develop and draw near unto Him.
We need to look on people's hearts like God does. We need to try to see what He sees.
You may abandon the Lord, but he'll never abandon you.