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. At the end of the day, can I say that I’ve welcomed the moment and given my full attention to opportunities to serve? Have I followed the Holy Spirit’s urgings and honored the person he put in my path? I want to be aware of what God needs me to accomplish for the kingdom.
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 to comfort a child, help a coworker, share the joy of Jesus, 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; they embraced the day’s requirements.