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Can people see the Spirit in us?

I am being reflective this morning. I have more questions than answers.
I’m thinking about the Holy Spirit.

John 1:32-34

Can people see the Spirit in us?
I recently asked someone if I could trust a certain leader in a certain country. “Oh yes, he is baptised in the Spirit and speaks in tongues” was the reply.
Is that reply meant to put my mind at rest?
Can I trust that person now?
What did the reply really mean?
How has the experience changed them?
Do they know God more?
Have they come to understand who they are?

Can people see the Spirit in us?
How do we become truly spiritual people?
Is that what we are?
If we are spiritual then why is so much centred on things? On stuff? On improvements to our life and what we want?
How can we be spiritual and superficial at the same time?
We proclaim one thing and behave another.
We search after dramatic spiritual experiences but we are apathetic to daily spiritual experiences.
That search has meant we have travelled across the globe through our TVs, books, CDs and the Internet …. The presence of God is OUT THERE.
BUT if we are baptised into the Holy Spirit then surely that is a journey of going WITHIN?
The dramatic spiritual experiences are found in the health and wealth that God brings. But it produces apathy in worship and discontentment in what we have and who we are.
Those with the least in terms of health and wealth seem to be the most joyful. They have something of heart not head.

Can people see the Spirit in us?

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