There are things that you know only from spending time with a person. The more quality time you spend with a person the more you get to know who they really are. Religion is an excuse why the word won’t work for you. It is merely doing traditional acts for the sake of doing them.
As it says in Jeremiah 29:13 ” You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” It takes one to diligently seek the Lord to enter into relationship with him and have a personal relationship with him.”But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29. It is his desire for us to spend time with him and love him. There is a double blessing that comes with seeking Jesus. When you know him it benefits you, because you can discern what his will is for your life. In turn making you a better decision maker and putting you in a position to receive all God has for you.
“And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. (2 Peter 1:4)