The Gifts of the Holy Spirit I never have been blessed with being able to speak in tongues or been slain in the Spirit, but I am very much interested in the topic of how the Holy Spirit is revealed through us. I often think a "turn off" point to those learning about Christianity is this topic because of how its been portrayed in the media as something "crazy people" do. I truly believe that its something that has to be personally experienced to be understood. I did not understand until I experienced the Spirit entering in me, but while I may not speak in tongues or other more discussed gifts of the Spirit, I have found other ways the Spirit works in me. I wanted to bring up the seven "gifts" of the Spirit--- I'm not sure if ALL Christian churches believe in these gifts, but I think it may be empowering to Sisters and Brothers to know this is the Holy Spirit working in you even if you don't speak in tongues, etc. I liked how Wikipedia defined each of the gifts: Perhaps believers would be willing to share how the Spirit has blessed them with a gift listed above.