The Diagram of Life

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.

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Jane B 11/05/2010 05:05:12

i\'VE ONLY been doing this homeschooling (for my grand niece) since September 1, ..and reading your devotions. This is the best one I have seen! All are meaningful. Thank you.

BETH A 11/05/2010 05:30:52

Short, to the point, and wonderfully insightful! One of the best devotionals, so far. Thank you!

OLIVIA S 11/05/2010 21:31:34

I feel like that little girl, I\'m also going through the same lesson, it\'s pretty hard! Wow, I never thought of diagramming Jesus that way, AWESOME technique, straight to the point, and so True!

KATHY S 11/05/2012 08:55:58

You are doing great Olivia S ! Keep up all your Great work! I also really like this devotional. I like them all, but this one especially. Thank you as always!!

CINDY H 11/05/2012 14:50:54

This one made me laugh but made the point sooo well! Thanks

Heidi Duckro 11/05/2013 14:10:36

Let's not forget the verse Acts 2:38 Peter replied "repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. People are always quoting the sinners prayer and yet I can't seem to find that in the Bible.

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