For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind (1 Corinthians 14:13-15).
God wants all of you.
The whole package–heart and soul and mind and strength
I have been in churches that spend so much time “in the Spirit” that they get a little sloppy with the Scripture,
I have been in churches that are so focused on understanding the Scripture that they seem to keep their spirit in a little box that they bring out on special occasions.
The cure is not to find a happy middle ground, but to fiercely embrace both.
So…fiercely embrace, Beloved.