I want to ask you a question: Where is your church today in the recognition of children and their spiritual gifts? I challenge you to take a moment to honestly evaluate where you are and the importance of children using their gifts in the body of Christ today. I encourage you to take a test—the Ezekiel test. We use Ezekiel 47:1-5 as an illustration of five levels of spiritual growth, depth, and involvement.
- On the bank (v. 2b)—I do, You watch
- Ankle deep (v. 3b)—I do, You help
- Knee deep (v. 4a)—You do, I help
- Waist deep (v. 4b)—You do, I watch
- Swimming (v. 5)—You do