Deuteronomy 30:19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may liveMy friend sat in front of me and told me her story. She'd lost her job and lately her physical health had declined to the point that searching for a job seemed almost impossible. She was stuck and she'd come to me for prayer, hoping to get some direction. When I asked if she'd seen a doctor she nodded and then added that she wasn't exactly following doctor's orders. She didn't think the precautions he asked her to uphold were necessary and so she'd dismissed his help. No wonder she wasn't feeling well! She was directly disobeying things that her doctor had told her would help, and not only that, but she was wallowing in the outcome of her rebellion, in this case her physical ailments. Isn't that so like us? We know the path towards Life. We know who the Source of all Life is, and yet so often we disobey Doctor's orders and go down the wrong path. It's like purposeful amnesia, we forget and turn the other way. When we suffer the consequences of disobedience we cry, mourn, and blame God, forgetting that the only person we can blame for what we've experienced is ourselves. We live now under the Law of Grace where we are not stoned nor condemned for our disobedience. But disobedience comes with natural consequences. We reap what we sow. If we sow sin, we reap death. God says we have a choice and He longs for us to plug into Him and choose Life. This doesn't mean choosing the right things, it means choosing Him. When we choose Him, when we connect with the Source of all Life, obedience to His laws will flow out naturally. This is the difference between legalism and relationship. And it makes all the difference. One leads to death, and the other is Life Everlasting.