Hey everybody this is Brian Dunn one of the Associate Pastors and Worship Leaders here at StoneBridge.  Joe has been taking us on a journey for the past 8 days through the different aspects of worship.  For the remainder of our 21 days we are going to be looking at the 13 songs that we will worship with during our Concert of Worship.  Today we are going to focus on the song “Break the Silence” by Citipointe Church.

When I first heard this song it instantly grabbed my with its high energy, bold words and simple melody.  This song challenges me to take my worship of Jesus Christ outside the walls of the church.  Throughout the song are phrases like ‘face the world’, go to the places ‘where injustice lies’, take the good news of Jesus to the ‘broken and hurt’.  One of the most convicting lines for me is in the bridge where it says, ‘to the far ends of earth we go…Your love story must be told…we will not live in comfort anymore.’

I don’t know about you but I really like being comfortable…you know finding a great recliner that conforms perfectly to your body, turning on the golf channel after a great meal and just letting that soothing golf announcer guy lull you into a blissful uninterrupted sleep.  This song is like someone shouting with a megaphone to me ‘Wake up Brian!  There is a world right now that is walking in darkness, abuse, hunger, purposelessness, frustration, boredom, and confusion.  Brian, you have the answer that they are looking for! I died for them too that they might be set free, healed, forgiven, and forever changed!  Get up and go!’

In Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus says to His disciples, “14 You are the light of the world — like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. 15 Don’t hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”  In closing let me give you a piece of advice that someone gave me.  ‘Do something uncomfortable today.’  For me, I try and look for opportunities to simply ask people I meet, ‘Is there anything I can pray for you about today?’  It feels a little uncomfortable every time I do it but through that question I’ve seen a very frustrated woman at the mall completely soften and open up, a waiter come and visit our church, a waitress express that she’d never had a Christian seem to really care about her like that, etc.  So, start getting uncomfortable today and letting your light shine for Jesus wherever you go!