Notice the underlined phrases in 1 Chronicles 9:28-33,
“Now some of them were in charge of the serving vessels, for they brought them in and took them out by count. Some of them were appointed over the furnishings and over all the implements of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour and the wine and the oil and the incense and the spices. And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices. Mattithiah of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the trusted office over the things that were baked in the pans. And some of their brethren of the sons of the Kohathites were in charge of preparing the showbread for every Sabbath. These are the singers, heads of the fathers' houses of the Levites, who lodged in the chambers, and were free from other duties; for they were employed in that work day and night.”
Every Levite knew what they were “in charge of,” or “appointed over,” or “had the trusted office over.” In the Church, everyone who isn’t a new believer should know the same things. This isn’t limited to positions and duties like ushering, or being on the worship team. As some of the Levites were appointed over the incense and singing, so there are places in the Spirit we are called to occupy in prayer and worship to God alone. These are not positions where man notices us serving them, but God is glorified as we do what He has called us to do in the prayer closet. What has God put you in charge of concerning prayer; what has He appointed you over so His Kingdom comes and His will is done in a particular situation or person or people?
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2012 Bible Plan