We are to be filled with everything of the spirit. Truly, in every way, the spirit is a servant for us, sent by Christ Jesus himself. The Holy Spirit gives gifts to all of us to use for His Glory, not ours, but all for him. Though we are to desire the gifts, God's Holy Spirit, but he gives as he will, and not a second before. The reason we can't boast is this: It's really God's gift through me to the church. So just because our church, Grace Church is a great one, we can't boast about us, because it is not us at all. It's God's Holy Spirit in work with us through his gifts to the church. Remember: No gifts are better than the other, they are all unique.
"We can only fight the world by having a deeper hunger for God." Piper.
We can also fight the world by keeping his word in our minds, our hearts, and in our songs. Although most are quite obvious, We could most likely name off near a million of his gifts. (Not the actuall gifts of the spirit, but gifts from the lord in life.) No one is better than another, God uses every member of the church for a different and unique purpose. Some to prophesy, (I could name a few in the church), Some to set up and build it up, (I could name a few more), and still more to do different things for the church that I don't really want to take the time to name. Different people respond differently to a situation, so it's really obvious that no one thinks or acts in the same way.
That's all I have to say, but you may press forward on the topic.
Lee Over 'n Out.