Learning how to diagram sentences was emphasized in our homeschool. We always began by diagramming the verb first, the subject next, and then the remainder of the words in the sentence. The constant review of this technique caused my daughter to tell me one day, "Mom, I can't even read a sentence anymore without seeing it diagrammed in my mind!"

If we could diagram success into our lives, we would also have to begin with the verb "saves." When asking, "Who or what saves?" we would locate "Jesus" as the subject. Without this simple beginning, the remainder of our lives will be broken and disjointed. If we accept the subject, Jesus, and the verb of what He can do for us, save, we will find our lives communicating love to the world and glory to our Heavenly Father. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:31).

Father, thank You for sending Jesus to die for my sins. I confess that I have sinned and accept Your free gift of eternal life today. Take my life and use it to glorify You. In the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen.