Today I want to talk to you about receiving God’s love. I call it, “You gotta get it before you can give it.” God has given His love to the whole world, but many are not receiving His love. In 2013 a car mechanic from El Monte, CA named Hung Nguyen walked into a store and purchased a lottery ticket. His numbers were selected and he won one million dollars. Problem was, he didn’t know it. There were 300 one million dollar winners who never collected, in 2013 alone. In fact, on average two billion in winnings go unclaimed every single year. What God has given us through His love is worth far more than one million dollars – eternal salvation, his Spirit, authority, His Name, the church, power, healing, favor, blessing, HIS LOVE, all of this “for God so Loved the world that he GAVE..”
God is giving but so many are not receiving, they let all this love go unclaimed. Marriages struggle, the kids don’t want to be around you, tension with the in-laws. Jesus said a new commandment I give unto you… People are all out of love, “I don’t like you, I don’t like that person, I don’t even like myself.” Hating on yourself people turn to addictions, to punish themselves, they sabotage any love they actually find. I leave before you have a chance to hurt me or find me out for the fraud I am, and I’m seeking love, starving for love, when I don’t have any love, I can’t give any love.