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Beauty/ frumusete! April 22, 2009

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“God’s definition of beauty stands in stark contrast to the way our culture defines beauty. Our culture defines beauty by how we look on the outside. God defines beauty by what we are like on the inside.

Our culture puts forth a standard of beauty that is unattainable by most. God puts forth a standard of beauty to which we can all attain if we just respond to His work of grace in our lives.

Our culture encourages women to cultivate a beauty that will only last for a brief time. God encourages women to cultivate a beauty that will never fade and that will only grow more attractive with the passing of time.

Our culture calls us to cultivate a beauty that impresses others. God summons us to cultivate a beauty that is first and foremost for His eyes.

Our culture entices us to aspire to the beauty of the latest glamorous model of this season’s most popular actress. God bids us to aspire to the beauty of holy women in the past who put their hope in God.

Do you see the difference? The beauty our culture esteems may turn some heads, but the beauty God calls us to cultivate will make a lasting impact. When a physically attractive woman walks by, we notice – men particularly! But that’s the end of it. Her beauty makes a fleeting, momentary impression. But a woman who cultivates inner beauty, who fears God and lives to serve others, makes a difference in people’s lives. Her beauty makes a lasting impact on the lives she touches. Godly, inner beauty makes an indelible mark on the lives of others and glorifies God.”

Carolyn Mahaney

“Definitia lui Dumnezeu despre frumusete sta in contrast cu felul in care cultura noastra defineste frumusetea. Cultura noastra defineste frumusetea prin felul in  care aratam pe dinafara. Dumnezeu defineste frumusetea prin felul in care suntem pe dinauntru. Cultura noastra pune un standard de frumusete care nu poate fii atins de cei mai multi. Dumnezeu pune un standard de frumusete spre care putem tinti cu totii daca raspundem doar la lucrarea harului sau in vietile noastre.

Cultura noastra incurajeaza femeile sa cultiveze o frumusete care va dura doar o vreme scurta. Dumnezeu incurajeaza femeile sa cultiveze o frumusete care nu va pierii si care va creste tot mai atragatoare cu trecerea vremii. Cultura noastra ne cheama sa cultivam o frumusete care sa impresioneze pe altii. Dumnezeu ne indeamna sa cultivam o frumusete care e mai intai de toate pentru ochii Lui.

Cultura noastra ne momeste sa aspiram la o frumusete ca a ultimului model glamour sau a ultimei actrite in voga. Dumnezeu ne cheama sa aspiram la frumusetea sfintelor femei din trecut care si-au pus nadejdea in Dumnezeu.

Vedeti diferenta? Frumusetea pe care o cinsteste culutra noastra s-ar putea sa intoaca cateva capete, dar frumusetea la care ne cheama Dumnezeu va avea un impact care sa dainuiasca. Cand trece o femeie atragatoare din punct de vedere fizic o observam- mai ales barbatii. Dar numai atat. Frumusetea ei este trecatoare, o impresie momentana. Dar o femeie care cultiva frumusetea interioara, care se teme de Dumnezeu si traieste pentru a sluji altora, va produce o diferenta in vietile oamenilor. Frumusetea ei are un impact care dureaza in vietile pe care le atinge. O frumusete interioara, evlavioasa lasa un insemn de neconfundat apsupra vietilor altora si il glorifica pe Dumnezeu.”

Carolyn Mahaney

 

One Response to “Beauty/ frumusete!”

  1. krista hahne Says:

    Great quote, Anca!


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