Naaman knew that God was able to cleanse him of his leprosy by just speaking a word. But instead of being prayed over and walking away cleansed Naaman had to do something. For that healing he was required to dip himself in the river seven times. This highly irritated Naaman. He turned away from God before he finally surrender to doing things His way. As soon as he followed God’s plan he was healed.
Have you ever petitioned God about something expecting it to just happen? Of course it can work like that but sometimes God requires more from us. Often times we are asked to aid in the answering of our prayers. Not because God isn’t perfectly capable of answering them on His own but so that we will grow in Him.
II Kings 5:1-15