The Influence of a Father: A Father's Day Tribute

What comes to mind when you think about a father?

Think about your father or a father figure in your life,
what makes him special?
How has his influence impacted your life?
Alternatively, how has God been a Father to you?
How has His influence impacted your life?

Here’s what the team at Elevated Faith said:

Josh G. - Founder
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
-Proverbs 22:6

“The importance of a father or father figure that leads with a godly example cannot be understated. It’s an incredible blessing to have an earthly father who leads and loves you unconditionally, but it’s an even greater blessing to have a Heavenly Father who loves you more than you could ever even love yourself. Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers, you are loved and appreciated by many, including our great God! Thank you for leading and loving by example and for the impact that you make on your children.”

Darci D. - Creative Director
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
-Matthew 7:11

“It is amazing that the relationship we have with our earthly families and dads cannot even begin to compare to the relationship we have with our Father in heaven. God designed our families to show us just a glimpse of how He cares for and loves us! He knows us so intimately and so completely and wants us to go to Him with all things. On this Father's Day, I'm grateful for this reminder.”

Bethany C. - Digital Marketing Manager
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
-1 Corinthians 11:3

“I am so grateful to have grown up with a father who is a true godly example. Not a perfect man, but someone who taught me from an early age to base my life on scripture and put my faith in Jesus during the good times and bad. I pray for more men to be godly fathers. I pray for men of God who are not yet fathers and hope to someday take that role. I pray for the men of our generation to rise up and be all God has called them to be in their home, work, church, and community.

Christ is King. How amazing is it we get to call the creator of the world our Heavenly Father? I pray we all know how loved we are, regardless of our relationships with our earthly fathers, because we have an Abba Father who loves us beyond our comprehension.”

Jonathan F. - Customer Service Representative
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
-Romans 12:1-2

“As a hopeful future father, I strive to be a reflection of the love, integrity, and commitment modeled by the earthly father of Jesus, Joseph. Though we never hear from him in the Bible, his willingness to put his faith above societal expectations (Matthew 1:18-25) and his commitment to the safety of his family (Matthew 2:13-15) show us the depths of love made possible by accepting the graces of our Heavenly Father.

I hope that all fathers are inspired by the example of Joseph, and that we, as a community, support and appreciate the silent sacrifices they make for us every day. Happy Father’s Day to our amazing fathers. Your impact is immeasurable.”

Caroline P. - Director of Influencer Relations
I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
-3 John 1:4

“I was blessed to be raised in a family where my father prioritized attending church and reading the Bible. He set the foundation to keep Christ at the center of our home. This way of living has stuck with me as I’ve grown. This is how I plan to raise a family with my husband. Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there! Your role in the family is a powerful instrument in God's hands.”

Megan L. - Director of Product Design & Development
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
-Proverbs 22:6

“The responsibility of a parent starts with the example of faith and love they exude. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers who direct their children on the right path in life, towards God. It is a true blessing to have a dad who has sacrificed so much through all the stages of my life, and lives with love and patience in his heart.”

Grace J. - Graphic Designer - Apparel & Accessories
There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.
-Deuteronomy 1:31

“Fatherhood gives us a glimpse of the love The Lord has for all His children. What a beautiful reminder of how important the role of a father is in our lives. Happy Father’s day to all fathers who are raising their children in the Light of the Lord. May God bless you and your family always 💙”

Kevin B. - Graphic Designer - Marketing
As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.
-Joshua 24:15b

“My dad, what a guy. Haha. John is a man who I am so grateful the Lord chose to be my dad. In no way a perfect man, but a man who reminds me every day that there is no better place to be than at the footsteps of the Father's throne. My hero. My measuring stick. My GOAT.

My prayer for all fathers this Father's Day is to make Christ the center of their home. Now more than ever, godly men have the opportunity to stand for their families and lead them as they have been created to do. Be bold, be strong. He is with you.”

Sharleene T. - Graphic Designer - Marketing
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
-Acts 16:31

“If God asks me how does my dad love my mom and my siblings, I would say he loves us so much that he wants us to love God, to seek God’s truth and to live by it all our lives. He wants this to be our first priority. My dad has given me a glimpse of how much our Heavenly Father loves us through his sacrifice, his integrity, and his commitment to our family. Plus his dad jokes just make him the best dad ever!

Thank you dads all over the world for making a stand to lead your families to the Lord. I pray that the Lord will continue to bless you with wisdom so that you will be able to discern God’s will for you and for the family God has entrusted to you. Happy Father’s Day! The world is so much better with you all in it 💙”

Rachel G. - Warehouse Manager
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
-Proverbs 17:6

“To all the fathers, father figures, grandfathers, great-grandfathers - thank you for being an example of Jesus' love for us. Thank you for being someone for your children to look up to, and leading them to follow the Lord. Happy Father's Day and I pray that you and your families are blessed!”

Carly Lynn R. - Community Manager
Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.
-Proverbs 14:26

For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”
-Genesis 18:19

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
-Joshua 1:9

“Fathers have a great honor and responsibility. They have incredible influence and are able to create and steward God-honoring legacy for generations to come. Fathers who fear the Lord are valuable beyond words can describe. Fathers who trust and lean on God for their strength and wisdom are fathers who will raise children to do the same.

So, here’s to the men in our lives that lead, protect, provide, teach, train and love well. Here’s to the men who have had profound influence on us and have used it to shape us into the people we are today.

Here’s to their strength, their sacrifices, their integrity, their grace and their obedience to God. Your daily “yes” to Jesus has an eternal influence and impact on those God has entrusted to you to lead and love. It is often through a godly father’s example and influence that we see the character of our Heavenly Father. Thank you for your yes.”

How about you, what comes to mind when you think about a father?
What meaningful verse would you share?

Here’s a prompt you can print off & answer as a gift for the fathers in your life: Click HERE to download 🙏

Happy Father’s Day from our EF family to yours 💙

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