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Wai-yee Schmidt

.. the Everyday Evangelist, an ordinary housewife on an extraordinary mission for Jesus.. this blog aims to jump start like-minded believers to step out in Boldness, to go on Assignment and take Territory for the Kingdom of God…Mission B.A.T.

‘Now therefore ARISE, go over … YOU and all these people, to the LAND which I am giving to them …Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have GIVEN you...’ Joshua 1:2,3     

Testimony

He cares enough to Hijack your Life to Change Everything

By Wai-yee Schmidt

Date of Writing:     May 30, 2017

Date of Harvest:    May 30, 2015

2 years ago TODAY, I was part of a street outreach team in downtown Frankfurt.  I have been doing this a couple of years now, with the aim to hone my skills of evangelizing and it has been awesome. 

On this Saturday, like any other monthly outreach, the team presented some creative skits and there was a dynamic band headed by Christian Scharnagl playing powerful worship songs in the middle of the city at an open square. 

Crowds gathered, even if they didn’t understand what these songs are about.  They find themselves drawn to the music.  My outreach partner and I talked with 15-20 people about God, with no apparent impact. I was getting tired under the scorching sun.

Suddenly, I spotted a petite, pretty, dark-haired woman with dark eye shadow, carrying a coffee machine.  I caught her eye and smiled.  I wasn’t sure so I didn’t make a move.  Then my partner said, hey, let’s try that lady over there with the dark hair.  At that moment, I knew it was a sign from the Holy Spirit.    

We both approached her and started making conversation.  At the beginning she seemed reluctant to engage, kept insisting to us she believed in God … sort of ….  She is Macedonian and came from a religious orthodox church background. But we both discerned in our spirit that she hasn’t been born again. 

We kept going and I asked whether she had a living and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  My partner also explained to her that the Holy Spirit has to be on the inside of her in order for her to experience God truly.  I then explained this is God’s work and she needed to be born again in order to be saved, but it starts with a clear decision to follow Jesus.

Suddenly, after half an hour of persistent intense dialogue with her, the spiritual atmosphere changed. Suddenly she said, YES, she would like to accept Jesus into her life.  We were thrilled!!  We led both Donna and her 10-year old son Kristian through the salvation prayer.  I had a sense that I could go even further with this lady.  I asked permission to lay hands on her and that we were to pray over in a strange language that might sound like gibberish to her, but she could simply ignore us.  We wanted her to experience the power of the Holy Spirit.  We prayed tongues intensely over her while laying hands on her.  The whole time it felt like we were sealed in a bubble that was burning up.  She started getting faint and dizzy. Like she was going to black out.  After the prayer she was stunned.  Later on, she testified that she felt as if Kilos had miraculously left her, like a tremendous weight disappeared from her body!

The next day, she got to my church on my invitation, and she arrived even before I did.  At church, she told me that she was in a really dark place in her life.  I was stunned with what I heard.  She was a mom working night shifts in a factory every single day from 2 am to 11 am.  She was the breadwinner at home.  She didn’t have resident status in Germany and that made her very insecure. Her employer made inappropriate advances at her which she turned down and she was later punished for it by getting dumped with the worst shifts. So many things were going wrong in her life she was beginning to spiral downwards on the inside.  Her strength was waning… Just the night before we met, she was crying out for help to something, someone, the universe or God.

She was desperate for CHANGE.  She couldn’t carry on with the way things were and she was at her very end.  And then … our paths crossed the very next day, when all she wanted was to buy a Lavazza coffee machine, but for her son Kristian, who made her stick around to watch that band playing music on May 30, 2015.

Since then, Donna’s life has been completely turned around.  Her faith and her walk with Jesus grew exponentially.  During a new believers’ course I conducted at church, she got baptized with the Holy Spirit and instantly had a vision of her taking a walk with Jesus on the beach.  She was totally transformed after learning to tap into the power of the Holy Spirit.  She could take on workloads that would trigger many into having a complete meltdown.  She always bubbling with joy that her co-workers were asking, what’s up with her?

In May last year, she got baptized at my church. 

She experienced one miracle after another since she got saved.  It’s her season of UPGRADE and PROMOTION.  In January last year, she got German permanent residence.  Late last year she found an awesome job where she was paid much more and she didn’t have to work odd shifts any more.  She could finally get some sleep at night like most people. In fact, she has enjoyed such supernatural favor with her new employer, who saw her potential as a bright and hard worker with great attitude, she got promoted in a matter of months. Recently, she was given a rent controlled apartment by the city because of her status as a single mom. She told me she is going to write a book in Macedonian about all she’s experienced with Jesus and God’s children since she got saved. People back home in Macedonia haven’t got a clue, she said.  They need to know! 

HOW TRUE!!! The whole world needs to know that God is real.  He is waiting to rescue anyone who will HAVE Him, who will take the time to listen to His servants sharing the truth of the Gospel on a hot Saturday afternoon working through apathetic crowds.  Just that one heart that is open to the truth and He will hijack, he will rescue, He will REDEEM and He will make everything NEW.

TEACHING POINTS: 

1.       Don’t be afraid to cut people off if you know the conversation is veering sideways — BE BOLD for righteousness — SPEAK UP and REVEAL God’s Truth.  You will be surprised how powerful God’s truth can be, if you deliver it BOLDLY to them.  It actually does what it says — setting people free!

John 8:32 (NKJV)

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall indeed make you free.   

2.       Allow the Holy Spirit to steer and lead conversations that are seemingly repulsive to begin with, in fact all the more so when the conversation is SEEMINGLY repulsive.  You never know what amazing outcomes it might lead to, because God’s PURPOSES might just have been EMBEDDED in that conversation, purposes that needed YOU and YOU alone to FULFILL them!

Luke 12:12 (NKJV)

 … do not worry about how or what you should answer, what you should say.  For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.