Faith is not a soft option offered to people who need a crutch to get through the rest of their lives. Faith is the supernatural activity of God whereby He opens blind eyes, unstops deaf ears, and then a person says, ‘I see it now; I get it now; I am going to trust in God; I am going to trust in Jesus’.
– Alistair Begg
Salvation is from our side a choice, but from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our ‘accepting’ and ‘being willing’ are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.
– A.W. Tozer