#8 Relationship with the Divine - Matthew Henderson

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In today’s episode I’m talking with Matthew Henderson, Senior Pastor of Gerrard Street Baptist Church in Aberdeen. I found this to be a very eye opening conversation that helped to reduce some of my ignorance in regard to the Christian faith.
Matthew talks at length about his true awakening to God that came from the realisation that he could be in relationship with God as opposed to just the 'doing' aspects of faith. He outlines practices and ways of communing with God that I found were quite similar to my own practices, finding much common ground. For example, he highlights feeling God in his chest in a similar way to the heart chakra being the place where people feel true love.
One of my favourite moments is where he says not to allow the practices to become ritualistic and that to not get up from your knees until you have experienced him. I think that very much talks to the importance of a heart felt intention to engage freshly in daily practice which transforms it from rote habit, to a true present moment awareness.
The podcast was meant to be released a couple of weeks ago, but there were some technical problems with it, a hint of which you will hear around the 25 minute mark. Apologies for that and apologies to Matthew as we did record quite some time ago. However, it’s now here, and ready to be heard.

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