At the beginning of last year I taught a community Bible study called Enjoying Intimacy With God. My objective each week was to teach how we can know and experience God’s presence daily. This can be a challenge when God’s presence is often a hidden presence, one that needs to be discovered. The loud, boisterous noises of the world make us deaf to the soft, gentle and loving voice of God. A Christian leader is called to help people hear that voice on their own. Sometimes a leader is tempted to slip in to the role of adviser vs. teaching a person to listen and hear the voice of God. The latter takes longer but is our responsibility. The joy is seeing a person learn this is one of the greatest I have ever known.