1 Chronicles 16:37
David left Asaph and his associates before the ark of the covenant of the Lord to minister there regularly, according to each day’s requirements.
Asaph and his co-workers ministered and worked in the temple each day. The tasks they performed varied day to day, depending on what was needed. This week I’ve been thinking about what it means to minister to others. Too often I look back on my day and realize I’ve ignored the Holy Spirit’s urging and a chance to serve someone else.
God doesn’t expect some spectacular, glorious deed performed on a stage or in the limelight. Some of the best ministering I’ve received involved listening, hugging, an encouraging note or email, or a helping hand. Ministering like Asaph means looking for occasions throughout the day to comfort a child, help a coworker or call a friend. I love that Asaph and his helpers watched for what the day would bring. They didn’t set such a rigid schedule that they ignored opportunity, instead they watched for the chance to minister. This week let’s minister according to the day’s requirements.