In Corinthians 12:6, Paul says the Spirit causes a variety of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. I thought about those different effects and would describe it this way -- The Spirit in some seems to catch fire while in others it is as a spark; some germinate and little is seen at first, but like yeast, there is a slow rise. Some are strengthened for the long battle, like defeating addictions and anger; others are energized for the immediate battle and come up from the baptismal waters ready to storm the gates of hell. Some are consoled and others are exhorted. Some like a mighty wind, others like a smoldering wick.