We could not have had a better example then our elder brother, Jesus Christ. He was the perfect example of one who went about his life ministering to others. To minister means that you tend to the needs of others as defined in the online dictionary. So in other words to minister means to serve. Jesus served everyone and he asked us to serve/minister to others also,
"25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." - Matthew 20:25-28
I think that our Heavenly Father knew that allowing us to serve each, would bring us a kind of happiness that we could not gain any other way. When we go about our day praying and looking for those who are in need, then we are less focused on our selves. Frankly, it just makes you feel good to know that you have done something to lighten another's load, or something that has brought happiness to another. It is in our divine nature to want to see other's happy.
The great thing is that serving or ministering could be so simple, it is simply seeing another in need and filling that need. How many people's day could be made a little brighter with a kind word or gesture?
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