"We love because He first loved us." (1 John 4:19)
So many seek to feel like once they have loved God enough and feel much better about themselves they can receive God's love. Nothing could be further from the truth. We love God when we realize He got in the first hug. Yep. When you weren't looking, He snuck up behind you and tapped you on the shoulder. Before you could turn completely around He gave the biggest bear hug and twirled you into an eternal giggle.