Gifts of the Spirit:

"Charis" is a Greek word which means grace.  "Charismata" is Greek for gifts of grace. A gift is a Spirit-given ability for Christian service. The Holy Spirit is both Gift and Giver. "Charismatic" describes men or movements emphasizing or manifesting the gifts (charismata) of the Holy Spirit.

The gifts of the Spirit are supernatural endowments for service and are given according to the character of the ministry that is to be fulfilled. The purpose of all the gifts is the same: to edify the body. We should first seek Jesus, the "Giver" of the Spirit. The desciples waited for the Promise of the Father, the Holy Spirit, not for "gifts"(Acts 1). Then covet or set your heart on the best gifts(1 Cor. 12:3).