Self-sufficiency and self-reliance are things that we like to see in our friends and family. As parents, we raise our children to be self-sufficient and self-reliant. The problem with this approach is that it leads us to ignore God. We say that we believe in God’s grace for our salvation but then we live each day as if we no longer need His grace. What we need, in order to be the church that God wants us to be, is not self-sufficiency but grace-dependency.