Morning Prayer Reflection: Do we choose God?

For you are a people holy to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on earth to be his people, his treasured possession. Deuteronomy 7:6

Deuteronomy goes on to say that it is not for any reason due to us that the Lord has chosen us, but rather, out of his love and fidelity to the promises he has made. God chooses us, even in our imperfect state, he chooses us out of love. Each day, by our words and our actions, we have the chance to make choices, to choose to act in a way that shows our love for God. We can choose to react in anger, or choose to forgive. We can choose to gossip or spread rumors, or we can choose to remain silent or defend someone's honor. We can choose to be prideful, or we can choose to humbly realize God as the source of our goodness. We can choose to think we have it all under control, or we can choose to acknowledge that the only control we have is to give it all to God. We can choose to think our little actions don't matter, or we can choose to admit that every breath and movement shows some element of our character. So choose wisely...

As we go about our daily lives, do our choices reflect a love for God, a submission to his will for us, acknowledgment of the sacrifice Christ made? In short, do we choose God?