Whatever It Takes

A Series of Videos Designed to Accompany the Women's Version of the book "Whatever It Takes."  New Videos added each week.

Chapter 1

Your Calling Requires Commitment

Do you remember a time when you knew God was asking you to do something? Do you remember where you were, what you were doing and the excitement you felt? Even though that was an amazing moment, it was only the beginning of your journey of doing whatever it takes to live in your calling.

Chapter 2

Your Calling Requires Surrender

Remember that Sunday Song that talked about being in God’s army? In this video Adessa wants to share it with you (complete with motions) as she share about every believer’s calling to be a part of God’s army.

Chapter 3 Part 1

Your Calling is Unique

Have you ever looked at another woman’s life and prayed, “God, why can’t my life and calling be more like hers?” I know I have. Every time I imagine Jesus saying to me what He said to Peter: “You follow me.”

Chapter 3 Part 2

What Can A Woman Do In God's Kingdom

It’s a question many women have struggled with throughout their lives—I know I have. Here’s what I’ve learned about how our “Calling” can answer this question.

Chapter 4 Pt 1

Voice Recognition

Have you ever been in a room full of people when one familiar voice rises above the crowd calling your name? Whenever I read Jesus teaching about His sheep hearing His voice in John 10, this is the picture that comes into my mind.

Chapter 4 Pt 2

Making Prayer Practical

Can we just take a few minutes, grab a cup of coffee, and have a sister to sister talk about how to make prayer practical?

Chapter 5 Pt 1

How God Uses Ordinary People 

When it comes to the topic of living a life worthy of your calling, so many people ask, “How can I, an ordinary person, really do whatever it takes to live a life worthy of my calling?”

 

The answer is the same as Jesus gave the disciples: through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Chapter 5 Pt 2

Not Just for Pentecostals Anymore

Sometimes when we talk about the baptism in the Holy Spirit people ask, “But isn’t that just a Pentecostal thing?” Find out why the answer is “No, It’s a Jesus thing—-gift of God for all believers.”

Chapter 5 Pt 3

Why Haven't I Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit? 

Maybe people wonder why they don’t receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit the first time they ask God for it. Here are some answers:

Chapter 5 Pt 4

The Holy Spirit:  Not Just for Special Occasions

Even after you have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, you still have a responsibility to stir up the gift God has given you. It isn’t just for special occasions—-it’s meant to empower us in our daily lives.

Chapter 6 Pt 1

Taking the Big Leap

Have you ever read the stories of the great men and women in the Bible and thought, “Wouldn’t it be awesome to live a life of faith like they did?” The good news is that you can!!! God has a big leap of faith for you, too.

Chapter 6 Pt 2

Do I Want to Please God?

When deciding whether or not to take a step of faith we need to ask ourselves, “Do I want to please God?”

Chapter 6 Pt 3

Faith Means Work

One of the biggest mistakes that too many Christians make is they confuse “faith” with “laziness”. The two are far from synonymous. Instead, faith means that because you believe God has told you to do something, you do with all of the effort, passion, energy, and strength that you have.

Chapter 6 Pt 4

The Ongoing Journey

Walking by faith isn’t about one individual leap, but more of a lifetime of steps following God wherever He leads. One thing I’ve seen in our lives is that just about the time I take a deep breath and say, “Wow! God came through. We followed Him in faith and He was faithful”, that’s when the Holy Spirit starts asking us to take another step of faith.

Chapter 7 Part 1

The Price is Right

Anyone who is actively following God’s plan and purpose for their lives will tell you that their journey included the choice to make personal sacrifices and investments. They worked hard. They prayed hard. They struggled.

 

The life you may be admiring today didn’t come easy…instead, it took blood, sweat, and tears. Still, they determined that when it came to living a life worthy of their calling the price was always right.

Chapter 7 Part 2

Investing in Learning

No matter what path God has called you to follow in life, the odds are that you will need to invest in learning how to do it.

Chapter 7 Part 3

Investing Your Time

Wholeheartedly following God’s call and doing whatever it takes will require an investment of time.

Chapter 7 Part 4

Investing in Finances

There is no greater financial investment that we can make than investing in the kingdom of God.

Chapter 8 Part 1

You Don't Know What You Don't Know

One of the greatest gifts that God gives us to help us live a life worthy of our calling is the gift of a mentor. They help you learn all the things you don’t even know you don’t know.