2 Corinthians 5:13-21
13 If it seems that we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 14 Whatever we do, it is because Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for everyone, we also believe that we have all died to the old life we used to live. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ, who died and was raised for them. 16 So we have stopped evaluating others by what the world thinks about them. Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, as though he were merely a human being. How differently I think about him now! 17 What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! 18 All this newness of life is from God, who brought us back to himself through what Christ did. And God has given us the task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others. 20 We are Christ’s ambassadors, and God is using us to speak to you. We urge you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you, “Be reconciled to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Do you have an opinion about Jesus Christ or a conviction?  Is it His love that directs you or is it the world? An opinion is something you argue about and a conviction is something you would die for.  Not that serving Christ means we want to die. But if it meant to deny Christ and live, would you? Right now at this present time, there are more Christian put to death for their faith in Christ than at any other time in history. And it is only going to get worse. That is why you must examine your own heart and determine if you are willing to be totally abandoned to the redemption that Christ died to give you. This is the only thing that will bring fruit in your life. Being completely sold out for Jesus Christ is the only thing that will bring the life of Christ in you. Take a look at where you spend your time, money and energy, is the work of Jesus Christ getting anything from you? Maybe you just have an opinion of Christ and not a conviction.

Have a God Day!