"Those who love me will keep my word."
As Keith said in his sermon yesterday, "God loves you. There is nothing you can do in the next five seconds to make God love you any more. There is nothing you can do in the next five seconds to make God love you any less. God loves you too much to allow you to stay where you are."
The order is not we act and then God loves. God loves us first and our response to God's love is to to love him back. Which, Jesus tells us, means that we will keep his word. This translates to, "get off your butt and do something."
Tend the sick. Feed the hungry. Comfort the sorrowful. Whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to the Father through him. (Col 3.17).