No Religion Necessary
God doesn’t give us rules for how to live; He gives us reasons for how to live.
You probably know a lot of people who want nothing to do with religion. Don’t be too quick to criticize them for their attitudes; they might have the right idea.
God doesn’t want your life occupied with a lot of religious hoopla that you perform out of tradition without any sense of personal significance. If your “religion” is just a bunch of “do’s and don’ts,” then God isn’t interested in it. (And maybe that’s why your spiritual life has seemed so dry and unfulfilling.)
God wants your genuine faith, not your meaningless rituals. He wants you to respond to Him out of love, not out of compulsion, or guilt, or habit. He wants you to enjoy the freedom of faith, without dreading rigid rules.
Stop doing “religious” activities simply because you feel you have to. Instead, take pleasure in your liberty to worship God as a natural expression of your love for Him.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”