At the risk of wading into a deep theological debate, I will post my random thoughts from Bible study yesterday...
"I decided to accept Christ."
"God chose me."
The first implies that I can be in control of not only my life but of my salvation, and in a sense, of God. But why would I want to follow a God that I can control? I need a God who is in control of everything. I need to know that He is Sovereign over all, that He has a plan, that every bit of this world, including the actions of men (good and bad), are under His control and are accomplishing His purposes. Why would I submit to anything less than that?