You’re probably wondering what in the world this is about… why write on Insomnia? Many sources claim that more than 50% of Americans suffer from insomnia due to stress, more so for women than men.
Unfortunately, spiritual insomnia seems to be at its peak. A thought that has been on my mind a lot is about something Jesus said in Luke 18:8 (second part of the verse), “…when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”.
Everywhere we look, the ‘faith‘ Christians now have is nothing more than motions. We see talk without action. James 2:26 clearly states that ‘faith without deeds is dead‘…period. Less people are reaching out to others in this self-centered world and coming up with silly terms like “I don’t believe in religion. I believe in relationship.” While that may seem like a legit comment, the Bible contradicts that. While the Bible states that “If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.” but then goes on to say “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
So do you believe in Religion… or are you self-centered? Do you get the new Android or Iphone? Perhaps yet another purse, shoes, suit or tie? Or do you feed and clothe the poor? I am not judging the items above, just simply making a point.
This spiritual insomnia has hit most if not all Christians. A friend of mine at a Bible Study mentioned a term he used for this insomnia… “comfortably numb”. That’s us when we watch TV and see African children starving and simply change the channel without the slightest guilt that we COULD help but will not help the orphans and widows of this world. You might feel defensive with these comments, but it speaks as much to me as it does to you. I’ve been complacent. I’ve had the spiritual insomnia. We’re humans… but we need to bring awareness to this spiritual insomnia.
Jesus gave us a parable on insomnia. In the parable, all of the bridesmaids (or virgins depending on which version you use) fell asleep. All 10. Refer to Matthew 25:1-13.
People have predicted that Jesus was going to return at the time of the persecution of the church not long after He died and rose again…and many times after that. In this lifetime I, myself have heard people “predict” when He will come again (even though nobody knows the day but the Father) and because The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep (Mat.25:5). Simply put, Jesus predicted this day would come. The time where we’re so focused on us (our lives, our careers, our families…etc) that we forget why we are here in the first place. Someone obviously helped us Christians become Christians. As a thank-you to them and our Lord, we should pass it on and help others come to Christ. Don’t talk the talk. Everybody is full of talk these days (especially in beloved Washington D.C.) and nobody wants talk anymore. People want the WALK. People want to see proof of our faith other that our blabbering about it. The orphans and widows should be thanking God for us and our support instead of starving to death. Christians can and need to wake up and make a difference in this world. Stop preaching and start supporting. Stop judging and start loving.
In conclusion, I leave you with a verse from Matthew 25:10.
“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.”… Wake up and get ready.
I love you all and God bless you,