“‘Tongues’ refers to the gift of speech which, through making sounds, and using apparent or even actual languages, somehow bypasses the speaker’s conscious mind. Such speech is experienced as a stream of praise in which, though the speaker may not be able to articulate precisely what is being said, a sense of love for God, of adoration and gratitude, wells up and overflows. It is like a private language of love.
I’m grateful for this gift. It’s like when you are lost for words, lacking even mere utterances to express what’s truly welling inside your heart. Groanings of joy and sadness flowing in a stream of praise. Bypassing the mind, going beyond consciousness. My private worship space.