Which Comes First...Doing or Receiving?
The Law is centered around what we must first do in order for God to respond with His blessing and provision. The sequence is reversed under the covenant of grace. God first loved us and we then reciprocate by loving and following Him. Loving God is not fully possible without first receiving His love for us. It's only once we receive from God that we can accomplish what He has called us to do. The attached document walks through the verses that demonstrate the importance of receiving in our walk with the Lord.
Here's also a great teaching by Creflo Dollar on this subject. http://www.creflodollarministries.org/Watch-and-Listen/Sunday-Services?slug=Entering-Into-The-Rest-ATL&returnUrl=%2FWatch-and-Listen%2FSunday-Services%3Fpage%3D2&page=1