If God cannot be as personal to you as a friend, does He even matter? If He really doesn't interact with you the way a friend can interact, is He even relevant to your life? But if you believe God does interact with you, how can you be sure? Many honest people would answer this question by naming experiences in which they have seen God do something for them. But imagine asking a little girl who has a dad that financially supports her but personally rejects her, "do you know your dad?" She would tell you that just because her dad has done something for her doesn't mean she actually knows him. Likewise, just because God has done something for you doesn't mean you actually know Him. The Student and the Advisor is an extended letter to a friend that reveals testimonies and principles on a journey to knowing God, not just acknowledging what He has done. THIS LETTER SHOULD NOT EXCITE SPIRTUAL ECSTACY BUT A DESIRE TO DEVELOP AN INDESTRUCTIBLE CHARACTER THROUGH THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. It's time to graduate from "Mere Christianity " Sitting on the table is Oswald Walker; founder and director of Profound Meditations, a movement of people fighting against spiritual indifference and moral decay. Website: profoundmeditations.org Simone Marshall was born in the island of Barbados, but soon settled in Nashville, Tenn. With her journalism degree from Southern Adventist University, she is one step closer to fulfilling her dream of becoming a judge. In her free time she enjoys swinging a tennis racket around, working with ministries at her home church, and taking in the pages of an inspirational book. Behind the computer is Christopher Lockhart; Christian graphic artist who specializes in illustration, print design, and digital imagery.