The growth of a Christian is complex and involves many change agents like God’s Word, fellowship with other believers, personal prayer and worship. These things are all very important, but they only serve to set up fertile soil in a Christians heart. The growth comes from God and his exclusive work in our lives. Similar to the part a farmer plays in growing a crop, he tills the soil, he plants the seed, he waters the seed but God is the one who causes the growth. When we do what we can do to create an environment for growth, then God’s work in our lives can take root.