John Bradshaw - Don't Rely on Others
Former president Thomas Jefferson, the main author of the declaration of independence, once said, "Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread". He said, instead of being directed what to do things work best, when people take initiative, he believed the government wasn't to hold our hands and make every decision for us, but that we need to think and act for ourselves.
Now, the same is true spiritually. Listening to sermons is one thing, but it's important for a Christian believer to feed himself or herself spiritually. Paul wrote to Timothy in second Timothy 2:15 saying, "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth". And to divide it you've got to read it. Be sure you're not relying on others for your spiritual well-being. Have a personal connection with God, where you read and study his word. I'm John Bradshaw for It Is Written.