Thank you for the wonderful comments. The apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14 that he spoke in tongues more than anyone else. I figure if it was good for him to do so much, it must be a good thing to do. All I know is that the more I speak in tongues, the closer and more vibrant my fellowship with God becomes. It is as if just He and I are alone in a cabin somewhere holding hands and communicating things from the depths of the heart no one else could understand. It is as if I am speaking His language.
You know, English is not God's primary language. When he put people on earth they all spoke one language according to Genesis. It was only at the tower of Babel that God divided the languages so man could not try to be God. Some of us believe that on the Day of Pentecost, God reunited the one language in speaking in tongues. We know that when one speaks in tongues it is the language of men or of angels. But, there is an aspect of speaking in tongues which is strictly "prayer language" which I believe is God's language.
I am not nor was I making any statement brother Wormwood about you "denying the faith". That was simply a blanket statement directed at Christians everywhere who seem to spend more time trying to prove things like speaking in tongues are unneeded than possibly seeing if the opposite might be true. I in way was implying anything that would produce hurt, and I apologize if it did. NOT my intent at all.
One of my personal "pillars of faith" is my absolute conviction that believers are to manifest the Holy Spirit and see the power and might promised to us in Ephesians. Due to how God worked with me in regards to speaking in tongues, I have no options but to stake my very life on what I have shared about the topic.