And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?” Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” 2 Kings 2:9
As a young man, Robert G. LeTourneau made God his business partner early in his career. He went on to design and manufacture a wide range of heavy equipment used for clearing land, building roads, and transporting heavy machinery. He and his wife founded LeTourneau University in Texas and gave ninety percent of their large income to the Lord’s work, living on the remaining ten percent.
No doubt LeTourneau asked his Partner for advice, guidance, and blessing in his work. And it seems God responded abundantly based on the way the LeTourneau’s were able to bless others throughout their lives. Is it right to ask God to bless us? The apostle James wrote that sometimes we lack because we ask God out of wrong motives. When the prophet Elisha asked for twice the blessing of his mentor, Elijah, he used that blessing to bless others.
If you ask God for His blessing, consider what you will do with that blessing when it comes. God blesses us so we may become a blessing to others.
Pure prayers have pure blessings. Thomas Goodwin