I don't like to classify myself as a religious person. I always find that as a very broad term. I mean I can belong to any religion if I call myself religious. I like to think of myself as a believer. Not just a believer in something or someone greater than myself but a believer in one true God. I believe that He is the only reason I wake up in the morning, the reason I sleep at night, I eat, breath, read, see. You know...generally the reason I am.
I am not to big on the idea of God helping only those who help themselves. It is in my opinion a contradiction in terms. If we are already helping ourselves, why then do we need God? Ofcourse,He is more inclined to help a hardworking member of society more than the guy seated lazing in the sun but the point is we wouldn't be here to be hardworking if it wasn't for Him.
So every so often I humble myself and try to atone for all the days I didnt pray, everyday, I intentionally lay by the way side not caring what He thinks. It's wrong for me to do that to the one Being that has stood by me when I was at my lowest, laughed with me my loudest, held my hand at my most scared, gave me my greatest rush. Sometimes I wonder if He was an actual person in an office, if I'd send Him a thank you note with some flowers every month. I know it wouldn't even compare to what He has done for me.Especially what He has done when I wasn't looking. It's just that it would be nice for me to know I did something in return.
That's why I go to church. Not because of hype or friends or habit. It's because I know it is the least I can do for the amount He has done for me. The song goes "Jesus loves me, this I know. For the bible tells me so!" I rephrase it to "Jesus loves me this I know, for my whole being tells me so!" Sometimes I may fall by the sidelines. Infact most times I will fall by the sidelines but I want Him to know that everytime I sit on that pew for those 2 hours on Sunday morning, I am doing it for Him!