Happy Father’s Day!
Written by Aysha Ives | June 18, 2011
I’ve heard many people say that mothers are honored more on Mother’s Day than father’s are on Father’s Day. That bothers me! Fathers are extremely important in the family and should feel just as appreciated! So, let’s take a moment to explore why it’s so important for you to honor your father.
Your father has been preordained by God to be the spiritual leader in your home. Even if your parents aren’t together right now, your father is still responsible for helping you become the person that God has called you to be. What an awesome responsibility!
4 Reasons Fathers are Awesome!
- Your dad is responsible for financially providing for you: “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1Tim 5:8.)
- He’s responsible for providing discipline to help you become your best self: “Do not withhold discipline from a child” (Proverbs 23:13)
- He’s responsible for effectively teaching and guiding you: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6.)
- Your dad is responsible for nurturing your emotional well-being: “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4.)
Your father has a lot of responsibility and he deserves to be honored for all that he does! Being in the role of Father isn’t an easy task, yet he does it willingly because he loves you! Take some time to truly appreciate your father (or father figure) this Father’s Day!
A note from Nicole: I grew up without a father. My mom was my only parent growing up. At times I wished I had one, but it’s ok. What do you appreciate about your father? I would love to hear!!