You can tell a lot about the state of your heart by what quenches your thirst or at least what you are trying to quench it with. If your desires are leading you away from God, then there is a simple way to get back on track and that is to change your course immediately by beginning, with the next thing you do, to follow Christ. I said it was simple. I didn’t say it was easy. You’ll need the Holy Spirit and you’ll need your brothers and sisters to help you along. The Holy Spirit is there the minute you step out. If your desires are leading you toward God, I have the best news! Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.” What a fantastic promise straight from our Savior.
This is a principle that works two ways. If you hunger and thirst for righteousness, then great, you will be filled! But what if you aren’t hungry or thirsty for righteousness? Well, there is something you can do about that. You can, by your own will, begin to feed your soul the things of God. Jesus said, “my food is to do the will of my father”. That’s how we nourish our souls. If we will just begin to do the simple things that our Lord commanded, it will set a new hunger and thirst in motion and everything will turn around for you. You will truly hunger and thirst for righteousness and you will be filled!