I didnít even know about speaking in tongues when I first came onto this forum several years ago. When I found out I really wanted to speak in tongues. Nothing I tried worked, I literally tried to speak in tongues, itís impossible, it was like I was trying to speak in a foreign language and I was thinking very hard about forming words and they were coming incredibly slow, if you canít speak in tongues then try it, itís slow going and goo goo ga ga babyish talk, thats not speaking in tongues, those are words that I was thinking of for myself, thatís not a gift.
If you donít have the gift you canít speak it, anyone who tries to teach it to you is wrong, they are simply trying to learn you words for you to remember and thatís not what speaking in tongues is.
Speaking in tongues is a gift. Itís something I longed for and didnít get until fairly recently and when I did it blew me away. So whatís it like.
Itís a language that I donít understand but it comes fast and fluently, itís incredible.
How did I get it.
I prayed and asked for it, for a number of years. I have a very loving spiritual relationship with God, sometimes happily overwhelming and itís incredible. This isnít a going to church relationship, this is a close loving relationship with my father.
So here I was sitting down praising the Lord quite loudly, then it just happened, I started to speak all these words and they came rushing out of my mouth, fluently, fast, lots and lots of words. There was a change in dialect also.
I was once one of those atheist types who was an evolutionist through and through. I still do believe in evolution. The gift of tongues is real, you have to believe and be a Christian or born again.
I never thought I would get the gift but Iím here to testify that it is real and if anyone has opinions that it doesnít exist then I guess they will never know or experience it for themselves. I donít have a problem with that for itís up to God who he gives his gifts to.