For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2: 9 – 10.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John15:16
Let us renew our vision and confidence in Christ.
God’s choice is based on HIS grace: Those who are chosen do not deserve to be chosen, they are chosen as an unmerited favor from God.