I was chatting to an old and good friend at Elim Conference. Somehow the conversation led to me explaining that I tended to be a bit Calvinistic in my outlook. Believe it or not we then began to discuss how we can make real choices if God predestines things - especially salvation.
Here's how I explained my position. Tell me what you think.
Human responsibility and divine sovereignty are like the parallel tracks of a railway line. The train needs both to get to its destination.
Our decisions and God's sovereign will are both vital components in salvation. But like the railway track, they run in parallel, neither cancelling out the other, and both needed to get us to our final destination.