Thanks for sharing, Chelsee!
SUSTAINING CHURCH LEADERS
STAND BEHIND THEM
Our sustaining of prophets is a personal commitment that we will do our utmost to uphold their prophetic priorities. Our sustaining is an oath-like indication that we recognize their calling as a prophet to be legitimate and binding upon us.
REMEMBER TO PRAY
Pray for the prophet and local church leaders to help them feel and know your love for them. Pray for their health and strength to carry out their duties in righteousness. The Lord listens to our prayers and will protect and support his people.
OBEY THEIR COUNSEL
We may expect challenges to our faith. These challenges may come in different ways. You may not always like the counsel that the church leaders give to you. They are not trying to be popular. They are trying to help us avoid the calamaties and disappointments that come through disobedience to God’s laws.
How can we expect to be in full harmony with the Spirit of the Lord if we are not in harmony with the President of the Church and the other prophets, seers, and revelators? It is our duty to faithfully fulfill our assignments and callings.
REFRAIN FROM CRITICISM
Disrespect for ecclesiastical leaders has caused many to suffer spiritual weakening and downfall. We should look past any perceived imperfetions, warts, or spots of the men called to preside over us and uphold the office which they hold.