Have you ever prayed and asked God for something you did not know you were capable of. A prayer if God answered would stretch you like you have never been stretched before spiritually. This is the kind of request that Elisha put forth in response to Elijah’s question.
9 When they came to the other side, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.” And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.” 10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah replied. “If you see me when I am taken from you, then you will get your request. But if not, then you won’t.” 11 As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha saw it and cried out, “My father! My father! I see the chariots and charioteers of Israel!” And as they disappeared from sight, Elisha tore his clothes in distress. 2 Kings 2:9-12
What is your big prayer that you would like to ask God about? Listen to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit to prompt you about what you should ask God about? When we do we align our prayers with God’s will. Take that step today. A friend of mine calls it the “big ask.”
To hear more about Elijah and Elisha: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/series/journey-with-elijah-and-elisha/the-passing-of-the-mantel
Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (2 Ki 2:9–12). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.