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2 Kings 2:9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.”
If my child requested a gift of my spirit, I would be pleased and honored. It would mean my child wanted to be like me in some way. In fact, I was pleased and honored when my daughter asked to be confirmed in our church. Elisha asks for something profound—a double share of spirit. Perhaps with that comes a confidence to lean on God when a miracle is needed. I’d like a double share of that spirit as well.
MOVING FORWARD: Would you like to request a “double share of spirit” from someone? Talk with that person today about how their life of faith has inspired and changed you.