Have you ever been chosen for something?
A sports team, a role in a play, a leadership position, or a dating relationship?
Being chosen makes us feel pretty special. It fills our hearts with joy and confidence, if even for just a moment, as we realize we matter.
This is something God wants us to feel all the time:
God chose us to be in a relationship with Him even before He laid out plans for this world; He wanted us to live holy lives characterized by love, free from sin, and blameless before Him.
Ephesians 1:4 Voice
God chose us to be in a relationship with him, which means we matter a lot to him. He really enjoys hearing our real thoughts, feelings, and desires.
He likes being intimately involved in the ups and downs of our lives, giving us strength, carrying our burdens, and leading us to a glorious destiny. He also likes sharing his heart with us, and he feels loved when we trust him enough to listen to what he has to say.