Hmmm... #18626 offered two competing ideas. One of them was typical Christianity, and the other suggests that anyone else thinking in terms of God, in a non-religious sense -- I'm assuming here that this means anyone who believes in God but not in religion -- is doing so in a fairly Christian manner.
We aren't. God without religion isn't about doing the things that religions do but without going to church. Some may perform that way, I suppose, but that's not what it means to me.
I do not spend time seeking favor from God. God knows me, and so he knows what I need and want at any given time -- even those times when perhaps I don't.
I do not spend time trying to please God. God knows me -- put me here, knowing who I am -- so nothing I do is going to surprise Him. Who I am is someone who does not believe that God needs me to give Him back the gifts He's given me in order to appease Him.
I do not spend time accepting a sacrifice from a being named Jesus, nor would I ever ask another to intercede before God on my behalf. God knows me, and so there is nothing else anyone can change that simple truth, and so there is nothing that needs to be said to God to "save" me.
There is no "requirement" of faith or belief. God knows me, whether I care to acknowledge it or not. I could choose not to believe in gravity, for example, but gravity still believes in me.
There is no "works" involved. There might be faith. Those three little words -- "God knows me" -- just feel right. Is that faith?